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.)