This lovely skirt pattern is Baile from Army of Knitters. I decided to knit a shorter version, somewhere between the long and short version shown in the pattern. I used Cascade Ultra Pima in a lovely mint color. I'm very happy with the result, but this yarn is HEAVY. So heavy that it actually pulls down the skirt a little (yikes!). I'm thinking of adding some extra elastic at the waist to stabalize it.
And there are more knit skirts on the horizon, finished and yet to be photographed. Watch this space!
My niece had a baby boy. I'm a great aunt now. It is strange.
But thanks to my bee partners--the KBeeC ladies--little Chance has a new crib quilt!
My piecing of their amazing blocks leaves a little to be desired. (Let's fact it, I rush through the end of projects sometimes. I got stuff to do people!) But the end result is fantastic. Thanks ladies! Mwah!
Grumperina is having a baby soon. And let's face it, I was too afraid to knit for her. So I decided to cross stitch some baby bibs for the little grumper. The patterns are from sewingseed, who has the cutest cross stitch patterns and the little bibs are from Charles Craft.
I loved making them, even though I know Grumperina won't use (if you're reading this, you SHOULD!).
This year Lily asked for a cardigan for Easter and I've been wanting to knit tiny tea leaves for ages. Harmonius convergence.
The pattern was fantastic. I used Valley Yarns Goshen in red (her favorite color) and truthfully I don't think I would use this yarn again. The modal gives it a slightly squeeky feel when you knit with it - not the most pleasant experience. The good news is that the color stayed put. The bad news is that it seriously grew after washing.
She's really happy with it but of course it's too warm in Philly to wear it.
The past few months have been a little crazy with travel, parenting, and work stuff. And now I'm packing for a trip to Chicago at the end of this week (which means I miss SPA, boo) and then preparing for a conference in California at the end of next month. My roomie at the California conference is my sweet, beautiful friend Amy. Look, here she is...
...wearing the cowl I made her for Christmas. The pattern is Nova's birthday cowl (love this pattern) and knit using some Ella Rae bamboo silk and Habu Tsumigi Silk held together.
Some other skirts and projects are on and off the needles. More on those after Chicago. See y'all soon!