Monday, February 23, 2009

Bella Mittens for Jessi

Since I would be seeing my step-daughter at Hailey's birthday party, I decided to speed up my work on the Bella Mittens. I was able to finish them while I was on vacation in the mountains this weekend! :)

Bella Mittens Complete

She really liked them. ;)

Jessi with Mittens

Sundress and Slippers for Hailey

After some consideration, I finally chose a couple projects to knit for Hailey. They turned out just fine...especially the sundress. :)

I had to choose the projects, and gather all my materials, before we went to the mountains for the weekend. We planned on going to the birthday party on the way home.

First, I made these little slippers, using Lion Woolease Thick & Quick yarn. They only took 30 minutes to make! (Unfortunately, I seamed them too tight around the ankles, so I'll have to fix that later. In fact...I think I'll just make another pair, since they are so quick, and use such a tiny bit of yarn.) The free pattern is called Zippy Little Slippers.
Slippers for Hailey

Next, I got to work making a sundress for her. I used the free Ravelry pattern, called "The Two Summer Sundress". The bodice was a quick knit - done in just a few hours. I had to do the fabric skirt by hand, because I didn't have a sewing machine in the mountains. (And I CERTAINLY didn't want to pack it to lug all the way from home.) So, I gathered the skirt, stitched it to the bodice, and seamed up the back. I did the hem, and added a butterfly patch to the bodice in the car, on the way to the party.
Dress for Hailey

Bodice of Dress for Hailey

I love how it turned out! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Knitting for Hailey

My hubby's granddaughter's 3rd birthday is this weekend. I've started making several things for her, but none of them are close to completion, and they are made with thin yarn. So, now, I'm trying to find something I can make quickly in time for her birthday party on Sunday. Ack!

I'm leaning toward making some little dishcloths and a towel for her play kitchen. I also found some cute little slippers that would keep her feet warm at home. I really wanted to have a little sweater or shrug ready for her.

I LOVE this shrug, but I know I can't make it in two days. :(
I printed this one out, because I have plenty of Lion Boucle. I might try it, and see how it goes.

I also found Tropical Lily on Ravelry, which looks like it would make a nice little apron for Hailey to wear in her play kitchen. :)

My hubby and I are going to the mountains this weekend, so I have to choose my project TODAY. I'll be able to work on it at the cabin, while sitting by the fire and admiring the beautiful mountains. I CAN'T WAIT TO BE THERE!!!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bella Mittens - One Done!

I'm still working on the "Bella" mittens for my step-daughter. She's a huge fan of the "Twilight" movies, so she wants a pair. I'm halfway finished now. One mitten is complete. :)
Bella Mittens - One Done

Monday, February 9, 2009

Free Yarn from Coats & Clark

Yay! Here's the beautiful yarn I won in a contest from Coats and Clark. Love it....
Moda Dea Metro - Chocolate

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