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Strawberry Hill smocked baby sweater 30 August 2013
So, so sweet. Not really smocking, but it has the same effect. It took awhile because it is wide at the bottom (flares) and is long, in the European style.
The neck appears a little small, but it stretches, and the buttons start a ways below the neck, so i think it will be okay. Haven’t tried it on a baby yet.
I was given the yarn, so used it to make a baby sweater for the local library’s next sale.
lacy cotton cardigan 28 August 2013
While making this up, it seemed very small. I perservered, though.
Once washed and carefully blocked, it stretched out to fit perfectly.
This yarn contains tencel and is very soft and drapey, so it really opened out and hangs from the shoulders nicely. I’m not so sure this would happen if I had used wool, or a pure cotton.
The cardigan has a very low neck -- attractive, but requires a tank top under it. Comes just below the waist, with an attractive split in the front just at the waist.
Kalari Baby Jacket 26 August 2013
Very sweet. Takes awhile because the width is almost doubled because of the crossover. The last is nice and very intuitive. The pattern is clear and a delight to work.
It was fun to have embroidery to do along the front. A pattern is suggested for the embroidered embellisment, but something like flowers or other decoration would work just as well.
The only problem I had is that the outside crossed over part tends to sag a bit when worn (not noticeable in the photo because I have it cinched up. I’m not sure this matters, but just mention it.
Elting Library yarn bombing 29 June 2012
Knit and crochet birds, flowers and critters that I made for a “yarn bombing” event at the New Paltz library, organized by Paula Kucera of White Barn Sheep and Wool yarn shop for Knit in Public Day in June 2012.
Argyle socks 8 February 2012
I used a combination of the Siskiyou Knits pattern and one I got from Bernat that my mother had in the 50s, but it could all be done from the Siskiyou pattern. I’ve wanted to make these again since I was in high school and made them for my boyfriend. Totally satisfying to knit, in spite of all the little bobbins.
BTW, I used a new type of flexible plastic bobbins the snap open and closed. Purchased from a LYS. Really fun to use, if you can find them pattern.
Note that this pattern doesn’t include much on the heel and instep techniques. You will need to get that from somewhere else, such as the “Basic Socks” pattern from Pattenrworks.
I needed to go into the second ball of yarn for the base color (I think). Of course, I had lots of yarn left over of the colors I used for the diamonds and diagonal lines. Black lines from stash yarn.