Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mrs. Beetons for a friend

Mrs Beetons

I made these last year, but didn't remember to take a picture until this year.
I love these.
From Knitty (Brenda Dayne)

Sweater like Grandma used to make

When I was little, my grandma used to make us sweaters with pictures on them like this. Well, not like this - ours had hearts and squirrels and snowflakes on them. If I find an old picture, I will add it here.
My favorite sweater was one she made for had dancing people on it, much like this. I used that sweater as a jumping off point to create one for Zora.
I have to say, this is the best thing I have ever knit, hands down. It has given me the most pride, satisfaction and joy - plus it gets tons of use! I sized it up, so it will get used next year too. Though I do have plans to make her one per year, to reflect her changing tastes.
Her favorite colors right now are pink red and blue. And dancing is her favorite activity.


and the back:
sweater back

one more front - love the pose:
sweater front 2

And the dress underneath? A nightgown inspired by Wendy (Peter Pan), only shorter (not enough fabric):
wendy dress

Yarn: OWool Balance (Cotton/Wool Blend) - generously given to me by my sister (I have tons left in all sorts of colors).

Pattern: Ann Norling Raglan Cardigan pattern, purchased from a yarn store. Size 4, but made longer.