Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Yellow Dress

I wanted to get a picture of Margaret in the dress, but it's been too warm for a sweater dress. She did try it on the night before I wove in the ends, so it fits. She also didn't want to take it off, so it's loved. The cowl might be a little too big for her.

Pattern: Cowl Collar Jumper from Knitting on Top of the World.
Yarn: Red Heart Pompadour. I used acrylic because a 2 year old will wear it.

They yellow is very... bright. Like 1970s yellow. I can't decide if this is a cute dress or if it's the ugliest thing I've ever knit. Time will tell.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Preview of things to come

Because of the upcoming move, I'm putting a hold on my knitting. I finished that yellow dress this morning (need a pic to post about it!) and from here on out, I'm doing no knitting or sewing until after the move. In fact, this afternoon, I will be packing up my yarn (gasp!).

There is an exception: I have one project left to finish before the move. A friend of mine has asked that I try to fix the holes in this blanket.

It was in her grandmother's house, so it's kind of a family heirloom. I was able to find a yarn that matches it, and I've fixed the two small holes and about a fourth of the big one so far. I'm planning on finishing it tomorrow in the morning.

I may allow myself one more sewing project before the move: I have a pair of jeans that fit well pre-pregnancy, but there is a hole in the knee. I'm planning on altering it into a pair of maternity jean shorts. It was really warm last week, and if that's any sign of what it'll be like in California, I'll need maternity shorts soon.

After the move, my plans include knitting soakers, socks, and some toys for Margaret. As far as sewing goes, I still need to do that T-shirt quilt for McKay and I want to cut off the bottoms of our little onesies and make them into shirts.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Vote for "Feed Me"!

Hi all!

On my Ravelry projects page, another knitter (oranges on Ravelry) suggested I submit my knit graffiti to HackedIRL. So I did. And you can vote for it to be featured on their site. You'll have to scroll a little.

Thanks for the suggestion, oranges!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Tights to Knee Highs

I never understood the whole babies-wearing-tights concept. It seemed like it would make diaper changing more difficult. We received some tights as hand-me-downs, but they just sat in the drawer. They are now too small for her, so I thought I'd turn them into socks using this tutorial.

The small flower ribbon embellishments came from the dollar store.

Margaret is asleep right now and is wearing her new tunic, so I don't have any pictures of the socks on her yet, but the next time she wears a dress/skirt, I'll get a picture.

Tunic and Pants

This outfit used to be a shirt of mine. Now it is a tunic and pants for Margaret. The pants came from the sleeves and the tunic is the rest of the shirt.

I made these pants back when I made the red ones, but I procrastinated the shirt. The rise is off on the pants, but you can't tell with the tunic over it.

I pretty much guessed on the tunic. I had to make the neckline and arm holes smaller. I used a zig zag stitch to get it to sort of look like the serging that the shirt originally had. It's pretty obvious where my zig zags meet the serging, but for a project that I made up as I went along, it's not bad. Margaret doesn't care, at least.

Once I got the clothes on her, she was ready for a nap so I didn't get any pictures of her standing up in them. I'll try again later today.