Break in between piano lessons. Sitting in the garden, knitting. Here’s what’s on my needles…
An almost finished doll dress…
Sheesh! I’ve been away from this blog for a LONG time! Life has brought some lovely changes our way lately.
First of all, we moved a few months ago, and now we are WAY closer to the Waldorf school were, in a mere three weeks, both of my girlies will be in full day school, five days a week! I know, whoa, what’s a mama to do?! Well, I am seriously ramping up my piano lessons (I teach at Wildflower School of Music in Dripping Springs). And I also hope to be able to spend more time knitting and developing patterns again.
The one I’ve been developing lately is a sweet little doll dress. It fits both our Waldorf dolls, and our 18 inch American girl dolls. And it looks adorable on both!
I have two more on my needles right now, but here is a photo of the one I have finished so far.
And, if you are curious about the move, here are some photos of the new place… Which just happens to be our own little mini farm!
The girls new bedroom……
The new gate that Mark built for my beautiful garden…….
Sprinkler play in the back yard……
The new chicken coop…….
The new baby bunnies…….
The new goat……
And last, but not least, the new kitties…..
Now y’all probably need some time to process all this sweetness, so I’ll let you have a moment to yourselves… See you soon!
Recently I’ve rediscovered my love of crocheting. And it’s come in the form of crocheted buntings, or garlands. I started with granny triangle buntings, which I am still loving, but have started branching out to other shapes as well. And today I worked up these little lovies that I’m calling the Half Lotus Bunting. It’s for a special mama I know…shhh, don’t tell my mom!
More finished pics and free pattern to come!
Two thirds of the way into my first pair of socks and I am just smitten! They are adorable little bed socks that will be perfect with a pair of clogs… If only I hadn’t given my clogs away… Guess I’ll have to get another pair!
And now, the hunt for more fabulous sock yarn begins!
Tis the season to scramble and get those last minute gifts made.
My dear friend Alycia has offered to host a last minute gift class at her house. So gather up that beautiful worsted weight yarn you have laying around and join us for some serious knitting fun!
We’ll be making Gail Bable’s Waffle Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waffle-hat). It’s great for men, women or children.
When: Thursday 12/9 & Thursday 12/16, 9:00-11:00AM
Where: Alycia Schwartz’s house in South Austin
Fee: $40, you bring your supplies
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
I’ve been working on the medium size for my longies pattern that I’m writing up. They’re coming along very nicely in this lovely Purewool yarn. I just love knitting with Purewool! It’s so soft and squishy…. mmmm…
And speaking of my longies pattern, I’m so grateful to all of my wonderful pattern testers. Y’all are so amazing and your insight is priceless. Thank you!
Finished up the “newborn” sized scrappy longies that I was making from Mosaic Moon Cestari scraps…
Turns out this yarn is a much thicker worsted weight than the Araucania I originally wrote the pattern up in, so this pair ended up being a whole size bigger. It’s not really a problem, as the babe will probably be in smalls for a lot longer than newborns. Mostly I just have to keep it in mind for when I’m writing the patterns.
And speaking of writing patterns, I just signed up several pattern testers for this longies pattern, so the ball is really rolling now!
I also just got started on the next size up – medium.
If you’re interested in being a pattern tester for this longies pattern comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up.
A few days ago I got some wonderful Mosaic Moon (on Cestari) yarn scraps in the mail. And last night I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to get started on a pair of scrappy longies for Baby Moo. I got most of the way through the waist band before I pooped out and had to go to bed.
This morning I changed my mind about using one of the Mosaic Moon colors for the trim (waist band and leg cuffs), so I found a good coordinating trim from my stash (O-Wool, in an eggplant kind of color).
I frogged the first waist band and got to about the same point on the second. Here are the progress photos.