Saturday, August 23, 2008

Genevieve's Dress

This sweet little number is another trade dress. Sweet Grocery Bags is making me a sweet little bag. I can't wait!

And I lined it...I'm pretty pleased with how that turned out. There are many cute fabrics I've been tempted to use, but wasn't happy about the fabric's thickness. Well, if I line them it's not an issue. Though I don't usually keep lining fabric lying about. This dress is partially up cycled, as I used a sheet that I'd had cut up for some other project before.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fresh off the needles

Most of this top and flower band were completed while I watched the Olympics. It's always good to have a little project to keep your hands busy when your mindlessly glued to the television.

This is another trade project, and should have a spectacular turn out. The fabric is bold and colorful, and it certainly was a color combination I would have been unable to pull together without such inspiration.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Snow Cap

I intended this to be a winter cap for Peter. It's made from a nice merino wool yarn, same yarn from the wool soaker I made last month.

However, it turned out too big, and is likely to become a gift for someone older and bigger.

I had Peter try it on and he declared that it was too itchy. Well, guess I'll have to get him something like silk...or cotton...and try again later.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby Hats

Two more hats I made while driving home from our road trip.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Soaker Shorts

I started these during my last trip to Palo Alto last month, and finished them on the way home from our recent trip to Palo Alto. I don't really know why I decided to make a pair of x-large wool soaker shorties...but I did. The color change pattern is one I found in a knitting book, apparently a pattern the Greeks used. It reminds me of the Mad Greek in Baker, CA...and makes me yearn for gyros, and all that yummy cucumber dressing, slathered all over the pita bread...mmmmm.

Snow Hat

It occurred to me that this winter we'll be moving to a place that actually gets cold, and maybe a bit of snow. I'm kind of inspired to get a jump start on my winter gear stash.

This turned out a little goofy, but she likes it anyway.