Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sweet Little Dress

Specifications: Microspun yarn, size 6 needles

I love this dress and it was so easy to knit. I did change it a little. I didn't do the ruffle on then bottom, when I was looking at I thought it would look nice with a seed-stitch bottom to match the top. To finish it that way: after last row of diamond pattern, knit one row, purl one row, knit one row, work in seed stitch for about 6 rows, knit one row, purl one row, knit last row, bind off.

And for the ties I didn't feel like doing the applied I-cord so I crocheted the ties and top trim.

Its a real cute dress and I think I will be making more. It was also a quick knit.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Officially Summer

Well I took the flannel sheets off the bed so it must be summer. Its been so chilly and rainy here I couldn't bear to take them off, they are so snuggly. I've been knitting and crocheting. Not as much as I should, but I'm trying. Been working on little outfits for the babies to go home in. I'm also going to be writing up some new patterns to sell on Ravelry. I need to make some money to support my yarn habit. I will be offering some new free ones here though. And the ones that are here will remain free.
I've been doing a little sewing too. Mostly receiving blankets. They are cotton on one side and flannel on the other. On some of them I used embroidery floss and did a blanket stitch around the edge to dress them up a bit. On the pink one I crocheted a shell border into the blanket stitch. I love this fabric, its pink snakeskin. Too cute!!! I've had it for years. There are more but I have to take more pictures.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Website

HI! I'm thinking of starting an actual website (not just a blog) to promote my charity group. Does anyone have any suggestions of where to get a free site (or cheap) thats easy to use and ones to avoid. I'm thinking either tripod or go daddy. Thanks for your input!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Feedback needed....

HI!! I need some help, I've been having a lot of problems trying to figure out the true sizes of my patterns. This picture is my onsie pattern next to a store bought one (size 5-8 lbs.) So I have some questions for those of you who have made my pattern and used it on your baby and those of you who have used the store bought kind. If you could help I would really appreciate it.
1) Do you find the length of the store bought onsie is a good length? It seems long to me, but I don't have any children so have never actually used them.
2) Have you used mine on your baby and did it fit?
3) This is more a preference, do you think the tab on mine is good or should I do the bottom more like the store bought one? I kind of like that one, it probably covers the diaper butt better.

Thanks ahead of time!!!!

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