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Conch Lace Sundress

Another Chantilly Lace Sundress down!  I whipped up a 6-12 month size for my cousin’s 10 month old daughter, Amenze.

027I don’t have anything too exciting (besides pictures) to report.  I followed the pattern exactly except for using a bigger (H) hook.  I like that this size isn’t very long.  It’s great for babies who are crawling or have just started walking.

022I used Knit Picks CotLin in “Conch” – less than two balls!  I think the color really compliments Amenze’s complexion.  Also, the yarn came from stash.  Hooray for me!

024I have one more little dress to make, for Kirsi, in dark pink, but I’ve taken a break to knit a sweater for Ronan.  I felt like his knitting needs were being ignored. 😛  There are just so many cute girly patterns that I can’t stop making stuff for my little ladies!

Raveled here.

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Deep Blue Lace Sundress

There’s a lucky little lady in my house!  She added a brand new dress to her closet this afternoon. 🙂

044I received the Chantilly Lace Sundress pattern from my friend, Sara, not too long ago.  I’ve been working on this dress sporadically for the past week and a half.  Let me tell you, this thing is quick.  I added a couple of repeats to lengthen the dress, and it was still a super speedy project.  In these pictures, Eva’s modeling the size 4-5 years, but as I stated before, I added two repeats to the length.  I think a dress made to the original length would be super cute paired with a pair of white leggings.

006 027I used Knit Picks Cotlin in “Planetarium” and a size H (5mm) crochet hook.  This dress, with my modifications, took a little over 500 yards of yarn to crochet.

039 052I bought a little slip for Eva to wear underneath the dress since it’s a little revealing as-is.  Eva gushed over how pretty she looked, then told me I need to make one for Kirsi.  In pink.  Because Anna from Frozen wears pink.  Good thing I ordered some dark pink Cotlin, I guess!

Raveled here.


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Kirsi’s Chevron Bonnet

Late last night I finished up an adorable bonnet for Kirsi.

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It’s so cute I can’t take it!  I used some stash yarn (yay!) to make it – Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in “Dogwood Heather” and “Grey Heather.”  It didn’t take much, though.  I didn’t even use up half a skein of the gray.

Edited 014The pattern was incredibly well written, and this is definitely a one-day project, for those of you who are interested.  There were a lot of ends to weave in when it was finished, but it was totally worth it!

Edited 033I did modify the pattern slightly.  I single crocheted around the brim instead of slip stitching, and I used a larger hook for the single crochet brim and ties.

A complete list of details can be found on my Rav page!

 


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Kirsi’s Blue Owl

Long time no see! Unfortunately, next to no crafting has been happening over here, hence the hiatus.  Last February we found out that we’re expecting Baby #3, and as expected, I wasn’t feeling well enough to craft until a little while ago.  I think I’m ready to get back on the horse, though, and I finished my first project!

Kirsi's Blue Owl!

Kirsi’s Blue Owl!

I have plenty of WIPs, but all of them were making me nauseous (morning sickness is an evil beast), so I decided to make Kirsi a toy owl.  I kind of made the pattern up as I went.  I used some leftover Knit Picks Simply Cotton I had laying around in “Bermuda Heather.”  The white circles are craft store felt glued down with no-sew glue, and the beak is embroidered with embroidery floss.

He’s nice and squishy, and I hope she likes him!


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Gray and Pink Baby Huggs – Complete!

I couldn’t help myself.  After seeing this pattern, I had to put down my Milk Run Shawl and make a pair for Kirsi.  The pattern is so clever, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.  I’m not the best crocheter, and I managed to make a nice looking pair!

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These boots are totally wearable as is, but I found the leg to be too wide and the toe to be too short.  To help the boots stay put, I added ties to cinch up the ankles a bit.  Also, I used an F hook, which is one size bigger than what the pattern calls for, and my boots turned out an inch shorter than they should have.  The soles on these measure 4 inches, which is perfect for Kirsi’s feet at the moment.  They probably won’t last long, though.

As for the yarn, I used Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in “Basalt Heather” and “Dogwood Heather.”  It was left over from a striped sweater I made Eva a while back.  It fits Kirsi, now, so she can wear the boots and sweater together as a set!

I’ve already started another pair. 🙂 I hope to conquer this intense craving for baby shoes before the Ravellenics begin!

Raveled here.


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Stocking Stuffer Dishcloths

I know this is a pretty boring share on my part, but I wanted to prove that I have been knitting during my blogging absence.

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I made these dishcloths with Knit Picks Dishie in “Mulberry” and “Kenai.” The Kenai is definitely going to bleed during the first use. It rubbed off on my bamboo needles. I didn’t notice any dye transfer when using the Mulberry, but I wouldn’t trust it. I will let the recipients (my mom and MIL) know to be careful when washing them for the first time.

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I have more Dishie in my stash that I will probably turn into a set of dishcloths for myself. I love this yarn. I’ve been seriously abusing a dishcloth I made from Dishie last May, and it’s been holding up fantastically.

Now that I’m done procrastinating with these dishcloths, I can get back to the projects I’ve been avoiding, namely the crocheted Christmas tree and the Knotty Gloves. 😛