Lu’s inset it smocked, to be blocked and set. Onto the second.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
In the time it takes a person to make a whole dress I was able to accomplish the hem of—wait for it—of an apron. Good grief these dresses. There is a serious discrepancy with the amount of time left before Easter and the amount of sewing, smocking, applique, and embroidery I have left.
Friday, February 8, 2013
I used a traslation from a French pattern that was not very helpful but by miracle the dress turned out. I made it as a stashbusting play dress but it turned out more sweet than I anticipated. I’m excited to make some more. I think I can adapt this one to be a very versatile pattern. It is sized for Lu.
The yarn is Rowan Calmer. It was left over from my Fifi project years ago. The Fifi shows the color more accurately. I need to grab a better photo of the dress. More specifics can be found at my Ravelry page.
I enjoyed knitting the infinity scarf for my friend so much I looked through my stash. In the years I’ve taken off knitting my style has changed some and the stash items don’t make as much sense as they did when I originally bought them. This is Malabrigo Worsted, Applewood. I only had one skein, intending at the time of purchase to make a cozy little sweater for my new baby… who turns three soon. I jumped on Ravelry and paired this pattern with the lonely skein. Ravelry has grown since I dropped knitting and it is amazing the volumes of information available. The pattern is A Noble Cowl by Emily Kausalik. No revisions. It is perfect for the cold winter we’re having.
This is a fall back pattern for knit skirts. I love it because it takes literally 20 minutes to make one of these elastic waisted skirts and they are so comfy. As I was cutting out this one my daughter came downstairs and said, “Whoa Mom. That material is making me dizzy!” In a lot of yardage it was overwhelming and vertigo inducing. I love it as a pencil skirt though. I’ll probably wear it more in the spring when it is a little warmer and I can wear it with ballet flats.