Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rose's Got Pants

But more importantly, Rose has the cutest little sweater you ever saw ...

Is it not adorable? Does it not make you squee with its adorableness?


I started to knit Rose some pants, I really did. Out of this very yarn, which I must confess, I did end up buying, for $3 (the buttons cost more than the yarn!) in the sale basket at the Village Yarn Shop. (And which I LOVE, 'cause it's 6-ply and it knits up SO much faster than regular sock yarn.)

Anyway, I started the pants, and they were so ugly I could not go on. So ugly I could not even record them for history in a picture. Auden, of course, liked them. And was not interested in a sweater, no matter how adorable, when Rose needed pants. But I found these nice purple pants at an Etsy store and all is well in Auden-land.

Life is too short to knit ugly pants, even for a doll.

Pattern: Miniature Cowichan Cardigan by Veronik Avery. (Is there a non-miniature version? I kind of want one.)
Yarn: Regia 6-ply Crazy Color, 1 skein, plus Cascade 220 Superwash for the collar.
Needles: US3
Modifications: I skipped the colorwork, obviously, and did regular instead of twisted ribbing, mostly because I was too lazy to get up out of my chair and figure out how to do a twisted purl stitch.

4 comments:

kathy in juneau said...

Most adorable!!! And it looks lovely with the pants.

Life is most definitely too short to knit ugly pants, even for a doll. I think someone oughtta cross-stitch that one...

Peggy said...

So cute! I always wanted one of those dolls when I was little. Thanks for letting us enjoy her with you and Auden.

What does Rose need next?

tiennie said...

How cute!

DawnK said...

That sweater is adorable! I'm sorry the knitted pants didn't work out. The purple pants you got are very cute!