I decided to try another Prudent Baby pattern. This one had a lot of detail work that I think I'll have to work on for next time. First off the sleeve edging is suppose to have a little trim covering it. I tried some bias tape I had around the house (but it kept coming off). So, I decided to just do a zig zag stitch. In the pattern she says you can use fabric from the dress to cover it. Next time!
Also, the circular parts around the neck need a little work. I pressed the edges under before sewing, but they could be straighter. Next time I'll take a bit more care!
I noticed this weekend that valentines day is over - and hence my pink valentines table runner should be removed. But I needed one to replace it. A few years back a co-worker of Mike's gave me this Japanese print. I decided to use it. My main problem was figuring out how to quilt in the middle. What I decided was to add done beads (so that I wouldn't take away from the print).
So I started this angora poncho for Zooey and these socks for a girl friend. The poncho just isn't coming out right and I hate the sock pattern. I will be ripping both out. No time for crap knit projects!
Great yarn from the sale rack at the LYS. I found 2 skeins if purple and one of black and gray. The tarn is a blend of llama, merino, acrylic and rayon. Size 7 needles means this knit up fast. The size is 9-12 months. I wonder if it will fit Zooey. I started on February first and finished in February 8th. The pattern is no longer available on Ravelry - but I'm glad I found a copy!
Update. This morning I stuck the sweater on her. I think she will be wearing it this year and maybe next fall!
First off this is the second time I've made this and I love it even more the second time. I used Wooley Wonka lace yarn (holding two strands together). I also used beads on the triple decrease. Don't you think it makes the color of the yarn pop? I started on November 4th and finished on January 31. I used size 5 needles and the tiniest darn crochet hook on the planet. I can pretty much promise you I'll be making it again sometime!
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!