I had this dress listed on Etsy for a while, with no takers, so it’s sat here in my box of Boulevard Designs items. Too unique to have a good spot in a craft show display, and too small to make a suitable gift for any of my friends’ kids. Then, I had my own girl and now she fits into it. Isn’t it adorable?
It’s coming along nicely. I’m about 3/4 done with one sleeve…. and I’m not going to have enough of either color to finish. I’m so mad. I ordered more than the pattern indicated, and STILL don’t have enough. The main problem is that KnitPicks is out of Caribou (the brown) until May. MAY!!! I certainly hope he doesn’t need a sweater in May.
I hate buying yarn for projects… I hate ending up with all these leftover extra skeins, which is why I didn’t order extra extra skeins for this sweater. Grrr.
Anyone have KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Caribou? I also need Oregano, while I’m at it, but I can order that from KnitPicks right now. I just don’t want to have to wait until May to finish. I’ll be all off my groove.
(I found this in drafts – I thought I’d published it a month ago!!)
Done! I sewed the buttons on Christmas morning!
It actually was not hard at all, though I find knitting with bulky yarn to be a bit cumbersome, it did make it go much faster! The yarn was from Park City Yarn Co in Park City – I picked it up while we were on vacation this past summer. The Alpaca Yarn Company. It’s a Park City company, made from area alpaca, but the yarn is manufactured overseas. The yarn I used was Snuggle, which is a bulky weight.
The pattern is from Garnstudio, which means that it contains as few words as possible, lol. Even so, it wasn’t difficult to follow, and I think the sweater turned out lovely. I made the 2T size, so it’s a bit big this year but should fit nice next year.
Here’s the Ravelry project page.
This little sock monkey was actually really easy to make, if a bit tedious. (Though most knitting has its tedious parts!) I had promised Wally several months ago that I’d make him a sock monkey, because I didn’t want to pay the $20 that the store was asking for one. (Of course, I probably spent that much in yarn, but that’s not the point!)
He really does like it, too.
AND – this is my first foray into knitting without any practical purpose.
I used Knitpicks Swish DK yarn. An awesome pattern by Mummble-Jummble. I went with an oatmeal color for the hands and feet instead of the traditional cream, since, after all, this monkey is going to live a MY house, and is likely to get things spilled on it.
How easy were these butterfly wings? Super easy.
The bat was not hard, either. A sweatshirt plus an umbrella. Tutorial here.