Sunday, February 27, 2011
Hoodie with Knitware
This is a hoodie that I knit for my g'son. I have since stopped putting ties in the hood & ribbed them instead because ties are not recommended for children between the ages of 2-12. It is knitted on my SR Sk 860 with Red Heart SuperSaver. It is a size 8, raglan sleeves & hip length. He was not happy about being photographed to be put on the Internet. He does not like to model the sweaters I make him, so I have to work out a trade. I will bake a chocolate cake if he will stand still long enough for a photo.
I am working on orders right now, but I have a couple of bins full of Red Heart partial skeins. I am going to continue to knit scrappies until I use it up. I have lots of SuperSaver & other yarns like Baby Soft & Baby Terri. I know that some machine knitters don't like the Red Heart yarns. I knit them on my mid-gauge & they make nice warm sweaters in spite of being inexpensive. I also hand knitted bunches of Red Heart sweaters before I started to machine knit, when I wasn't aware that there was cone yarn. I bought my first knitting machine from an infomercial on TV demonstrating the Bond plastic bed machine. It knitted the Red Heart yarns very well. Later, I learned about metal bed machines, beautiful coned yarns & fell in love with Machine Knitting. Now I have 5 machines & a garage full of bins of cone yarn that I have time to buy, but little time to actually knit. When I buy yarn I buy in larger quantities. I always know that I will find a project for the yarns that I buy, regardless of the color.
My newest 'to knit for' project!! LOL