Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little Dainty clothes

I love love love the gloves, T! I keep meaning to tell you! The colors are way cute! The Boheme is really darling, too!

I finally sewed the skirt and the buttons on one of the little dresses I made Hazel last summer. Funny thing is, it's WAY too little now, so I removed the closure button and sewed on some ribbon so she can wear it apron style. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. It's just gorgeous on.

This is the sweater dress I knit Hazel a couple of weeks ago. Same pattern anyway. Michelle had purchased some yarn and asked me to make one for her. The pictures look kind of funny, and the dress is about a size too small for Hazel to model properly, but I'm happy with the results.



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pattern ideas?

So, I'm tossing around the idea of knitting myself something sexy for my 30th birthday. I've been looking around on Ravelry at stuff I've faved before and new stuff and have found a few ideas...but I you guys have any suggestions? I plan to be motivated enough in my going to the gym that I should lose a little weight between now and then, so I want something cute. But then again, it would be fun to go shopping for a cute outfit too. Oh, what to do....

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Knitting Machine

Which is exactly what I feel like lately! Here are some of my recently FOs...
Hazel's Sweater Dress...My Pleated Purse from the book Boutique Knits...

Lindsay's Neckwarmer...My flower Scarf....I have my first Knitting Club night on Wednesday night (it'll be my mom's night out), so I'm trying to decide what to knit. I think I may string on the beads for Mom's other Gauntlet and take that as it's a fairly simple knit once you get going. I'm going to CO this evening for a second sweater dress for my friend Michelle's little girl, Beth, but the first dress took about 1 day to knit up, so I'm thinking that'll be done nearly as quick, but we'll see.

I'm putting off Matt's Frat Feet, I think, out of shear frustration in frogging the second sock. I promise the pattern will be out soon, I just need a little "thinking about it" time. But I will get back to it as I know he'd like to have them at some point in the near future.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Man, I've Been Gone Awhile!

Well, not really, but I didn't realize it had been that long since I last post. I really need to catch up, huh?

First, I LOVE the bolero. It is SO cute on Hazel. I might really have to make one of those for each of the girls. I really like how the colors worked too. I have looked at that Caron Shadows before, but haven't bought any, I might have to rethink that.

I say go for the summer dress. I started knitting a shirt for Layla and last night I ripped it out because I didn't like, but I will find something else for her. :)

OK, here is what I have been working on lately.
Jillian's Pink Paper Bag Hat

My Pink Striped Hat

Layla's Snowman Hat

Layla's Gloves

Jillian's Boheme

My Capelet (not the best pics, but all that I have)

So, right now, I only have 1 thing on the needles (Dad's never ending scarf!). But, I am getting ready to cast on a ton of things so here we go!


Thing are distracting me!

I'm about one inch from finished with my Flower Scarf. Well, the main part anyway. I need to do the button and the flower. But those should go quickly.

Then I have the several Christmas presents I need to tackle.

But I got this really pretty Adriafil Spillo

prior to my yarn diet (which isn't going so swell btw). It's just beautiful and so soft. And it self-stripes in these really soft white and pink and blues and, oh, I just love it. And I found a little sweater dress for Hazel that will suit it and her perfectly. And I got the DPNs I need for it today in the mail. And I wanna start it. And I really shouldn't. But I really want to. And the side of my that really wants to says I should b/c she'll grow out of it before I or anyone else will grow out of their gift. But I really need to finish what I've begun. And I really wanna finish that scarf, but I really want to knit with this Spillo...urgh.

There really is no good solution to this dilemma. Except I may knit a few rows of my scarf and then knit up the sleeves for the sweater dress (they're only like 4 rows long each) and then get to working on my belated Christmas gifts....That way everything gets a little attention.

That's fair, right?