Monday, May 30, 2011

strappy scrappy cami

This was made a few months ago in anticipation of a birthday which I would be too busy to do much for. In fact this was finished so far in advance that I almost forgot about it. It's another cami dress variation. The bodice is much longer than I expected it to be, and so is the entire dress. She calls it her mermaid dress. Honestly, I just guesstimated the whole thing...eyeballed it...didn't measure a thing. So it should come as no surprise, that it looks a little big. I like growing room anyway. I was just trying to use up the rest of this fun fabric and thought would be too short without that eyelet ruffle. lol!

Boy, was I right about being too busy. I've been trying to get to knit all week, and my new baby just won't let me finish his baptismal gown top.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Silk Alpaca Sweater

For Christmas I got a gift certificate from my sister-in-law for a semi-local yarn shop, FiberSpace. So a month or more ago we made our way up to Old Town and I spent my certificate on some super soft alpaca silk, sport weight yarn. I purchased 4 skeins  so I'd be sure to have enough for whatever child-sized project I decided upon. I made this raglan cardigan with just three skeins. So I have one more skein left for a beanie or something...maybe a pair of teeny socks.

This sweater was cast on at the neck and knit on two needles much like a yoke sweater, almost in the round, except it's a cardigan. Then I placed the sleeves stitches on holders (a string of yarn) and proceeded to work the rest of the way down on the straight needs. Then the sleeves were knit with double points. So there are no seams. All I did was tuck in the tails and sew on the buttons after I was done knitting.