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I’m a GLOB

Posted by Allison on January 23, 2010

I mean I hate to state the obvious but I am in fact a GLOB.  I don’t need outside proof but some of YOU might.  So here it is.  I didn’t say I’m a GLOB all by myself, an independent person did.  Cheryl has awarded me a GLOB award.  Now besides having impeccable taste in blogs but horrible taste in professional sports teams, Cheryl writes a fun blog that I’ve only just discovered through the magic that is SITS .

I’m finished up an annoying cabled hat I’ve been knitting and moved on to one of those projects that just makes me happy.

I love doing cables but the yarn I used for this was stiff and I didn’t enjoy this knit at all.

Knitters, remember a few years ago when the big craze was the baby Tulip sweater and the Rocketry sweater.  You couldn’t find a kit if your life depended on it and it seemed that everyone under the sun was knitting it?  Yeah, well when cleaning out my stash before moving overseas I found TWO kits from that craze.  I also happen to have two babies making an appearance in 2010.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Wow, just to show you how damn popular this sweater is there are currently 1010 projects posted on Ravelry for the Tulip and another couple 150 for the Rocketry.  I really think the beauty of the two kits I have lay in the colours.  I’ve seen some that are very sweet but just too, baby-ish in colours.  I love seeing babies in colours outside of pink and blue.

I have a “girl” kit with the tulip pattern and no buttons.

And a “boy” pattern with the buttons.  I’m doing one with buttons and one with an i-cord just because….but both kits have pink and purple and both have browns and oranges so I don’t care which baby gets which as I think they both work for both “kinds” of baby.

Okay admittedly to the non knitter this doesn’t look like much.  But to me, HEAVEN!  Top down knitting with no seaming and easy colour changes!  PERFECT. I love baby knits they are so quick!  But what I usually don’t like is the colours.  This knit solves all that….I might have to order some more….they probably don’t cost an arm and a leg anymore.  they were like crack a few years ago.

8 Responses to “I’m a GLOB”

  1. Congrats on the award!! The cabled hat looks great!!

  2. Dawn said

    Hey I am impressed! I learned to crochet as a child and design my own patterns as I go usually. As for knitting? I taught myself using ‘The Needlework Encyclopedia’ several years ago. I am not very good at it and have no idea how to read patterns. I want to try to make myself a sweater… something easy and simple. I found some on Ravelry and at Garnerstudio but not sure I can actually do either of the ones I have in my queue on Ravelry. I am a big scaredy cat when it comes to knitting. Failing is not something I am versed in so…
    To me your baby sweaters look like miracles in textile artistry!

  3. Janet said

    The hat is super cute, even if it was annoying! I’m a beginning knitter, so I haven’t tackled cables yet, let alone a sweater! I’m still doing a wide variety of scarves.

  4. Kimberli said

    Coming from a ‘non knitter’ like myself…it looks FABULOUS to me! Congrats on being a ‘GLOB!’

  5. Emily said

    These projects look great, and I completely agree about the colors. It’s so nice to see babies wearing clothes outside of the standard-issue pastels once in awhile. Wonderful find!

  6. Congratulations on being recognized as a Glob! I love it!

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

  7. Heather said

    Stopping by from SITS – congrats on your GLOB! Learned to crochet, but never to knit… my mom says its because I’m ambidextrous and forget which hand I’m using for what… but you make beautiful projects!

  8. Cheryl said

    You are totally a GLOB 🙂 Now keep posting cute little knitted things so I get inspired to make my own 😉

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