Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Res Completa: Sophie

Ack! I haven't been here in ages! Work has been keeping me pretty busy lately, including some travel last week (more on that later -- we just reached a very exciting milestone), and tomorrow I'm flying off again, this time for a family deal. I have been knitting quite a bit, but seem to be having trouble actually finishing things. One of my current works in progress is a 7-section Citron and OH MY GOSH the ruffle is taking for-freaking-ever. Is it a bad sign that I'm getting bored with my own pattern?!

So before rushing off to pack and wind more yarn for tomorrow's flight, here's a quickie project I finished for the adorable baby daughter of a very dear friend:



Pattern: Sophie, by Ysolda Teague (I swear, I keep writing Sophy and having to correct it)
Yarn: Valley Yarns Superwash DK, 1.25 skeins of Misty Lilac
Needles: US 4 dpns
Start to Finish: April 7-14, 2010 (roughly)

No mods, but I did give Sophie a little poof of a tail.



I didn't notice at first, but I may not have picked up stitches for the body just right, giving one the impression that Sophie is looking up and to her left. Or maybe she's just a curious bunny.



Another dear friend just had a baby boy and everyone else I know is pregnant, so there will be many more of these knitted cuddlies in the near future. I love making baby clothes, too, but these Ysolda patterns are so fun and I feel like a hand made stuffed toy is something a little one will be able to hold onto for longer. And they won't grow out of them in a month, either.

I hope little Adaline enjoys!

(P.S. You must check out these photos of Adaline modeling some knitwear made by her great-great-grandmother over three decades ago. I think it is the neatest thing in the world that my friend's family held onto these for so long and that Adaline is able to wear them now. And the pom-poms on the hat are FAB.)

16 comments:

Maryse said...

So cute! Love the color!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Before I forget I saw your Citron featured in The Knitter (a posh English knitting magazine)! Very cool.

Love your Sophie. I'm just finishing up Elijah - just have the ears to go!

I love seeing the vintage knits in action ~ yellow is an under used baby color IMHO!

ColorSlut said...

What a fantastic bunny. Great job!

Jacey said...

I love the poofy tail.

French Press Knits said...

I totally understand- after making about 250 pairs of FPK slippers, I don't even want to think about making another pair! I'm working on Ysolda's Elijah right now, such a fun, cute knit!

Leah said...

How adorable! And I love the tail!

Susan said...

I HAVE to make this one. Too cute!

Julie said...

Aww, such an adorable bunny!! I'm sure it will be a really treasured gift.

CanarySanctuary said...

How exciting! The head-tilt to the wee bun-bun give her character. All stuffies need character :)
I hope you have a good trip!

hibou said...

You are such a lovely person. Congratulations on the big happenings at work! And the bunny is so perfectly sweet.

a friend to knit with said...

sophie is ADORABLE! and that tail!!!
it really is a fantastic baby gift. something that can be kept in a childs room for like EVER!

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

she is soooo cute!!! love it, and so soft. it will be cherished forever!

the Lady said...

So cute!

Virginia said...

Really lovely! I fear my daughter is getting "too old" for knitted toys, but I may have to make some for myself. :)

Joan said...

So you're a knitwear designer AND a rocket scientist? Wow.

Bowen454 said...

Just ran across your blog. I dig your knitting style and pattern selection. Look forward to seeing what you finish next!

Cheers,
kb