Sunday, July 22, 2012
The "Pink Dress" by Lily Bird Studio (you can find this pattern on etsy). Pattern is very well written although I was a little confused on the cutting out of the next piece but I just had to sit down and map it out in my head before I cut. This pattern comes in sized from 12 months to 8 years and is a printable pdf pattern which are my favorite. Quite frankly . . .all patterns should come this way!!! No tracing paper. . .just reprint in the size you want!
Picked up this fabric recently at the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Londonderry VT. Great quilt shop with lots of modern fabric . . .just my style! The trim fabric was actually a sale fabric and at $12 for two yards. . .you can't go wrong.
Made a size 2T which only called for 1/2 a yard of each so I have plenty of fabric left for other projects.
Not a lot of serving required in this project so if you don't have a serger this is a good project and would not require a lot of zig zagging. I do have one (I really dislike the zig zag stitch) and serged all open edges to keep them from fraying.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I have to admit that there is one thing I like more than cables when it comes to knitting. . . .fair isle! I just love the anticipation of each color and how its going to look. No matter what I do when it comes
to fair isle knitting whether it be a hat or a sweater. . .I can't wait to get back to the next row!
This hat patter I purchased on Ravelry from Katie Davies . . titled the Peerie Flooers Hat. There are also matching mittens which I am starting next! Very exciting!!! This is the second pattern of hers that I have used (the other was the owlet pattern for the sweater I made my daughter this fall) and I will say that she has very well written and easy to follow patterns and color charts. Good Job!
The yarn is Rowan Fine Tweed that I purchased at Webs. Love the colors and weight of this yarn but you must be careful because you can break the yarn very easily since it is a single ply. Its worth the extra sensitivity though . . .the colors are amazing. However, now that Jared Flood has come out with a finer weight yarn in his line I think if I made it again I might lean his way since his colors are just exceptional.
And a very special thank you for my number one model. Since it was 90 degrees outside today she is a doll for putting this on her head for me to take photos! Thank you Brookie!!!!!