The ‘Just A Little Under Shirt’ knitted up just swimmingly. I loved the stripes. I loved the cotton. I love the teeny-ness of it.
I loved it all…until I hit the finishing up part of it. Single crochet around the arm openings. Double crochet around the neck. I-cord or crochet chain for the tie.
(After observing the photos of the finished objects on Ravelry,I preferred the look of the crochet chain to the bulk of the i-cord.)
Ya’ know…I do lots of things well. I can knit cables, lace, socks. I can (most of the time) hit gauge. I can cast on both provisionally and magically. I can cast off half a dozen ways. I can knit with the loops of magickness. I can felt. By hand even. I can spin (intermediately!). I can dye yarn and wool with out muddying the colors (too badly) (and if I do, I know how to overdye!). I can clean raw fleece, and card it for spinning.
This does not mention talents outside the fibery realm, like gardening or baking chocolate chip cookies, or writing an understandable sentence.
But I do not crochet without much uncertain effort. And the finishing up of the 'Just A Little Undershirt' was truly a lesson in the humble.
Thirty minutes it took for the 26 inch crochet chain. I claim slippy cotton yarn…partially...
Actually, the double crochet around the neck lies better than the single crochet around the armholes. But I am not daunted. I do not think my bebe girl will pass judgment on what her Grandmama knit for her (yet)and decline to wear it. I have yarn for more and I feel that with practice will come progress. (Never give up! Never surrender!)
More Little UnderShirts are in the works. Come
hell crochet or high water ribbing….which is an option I found that others have used while perusing those that have knitted the same...others that, no doubt, can crochet no better than I!