12.01.2008

Random assortment of knitting.

Well, here I am. Back to the blog, finally! Things in fiber-land have been a little slow these days, but I have managed to crank out a thing or two.

First, I had a coworker who wanted a Corgi dog for his daughter. Although my crochet skills are marginal at best, I did give him something that was quite Corgi-like:
Woof! Woof!

Corgi Dog Specs:
The Pattern: Corgi Dog from Planet June
The Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Brown and Cream.
The Hook: N (9.0mm)
The Time to Crochet: I started this thing over about five different times over the last few months, but once I buckled down and had something I was happy with, it took about three days.
The Mods: I big-i-fied my Corgi so it would be more stuffed animal-like. And, I still don't understand a lot about crocheting things, so I really just looked at the pictures in the pattern and tried to make it work. There was a lot of making it up as I went along!
The Result: I am pretty happy with it. My coworker says his daughter loves it so much, so it's all good!

I also have been working on two sweater dresses for the little girls I babysit for (well, I watch their brother too, but I am not making him a sweater dress, but I digress). Last night, I finally finished the first of the two dresses, this one for the younger of the two sisters:
What a lovely sweater dress!
And, Jenna looks quite cute and happy in it! A success!


The Sweater Dress Specs:
The Pattern: Baby/Toddler Sweater Dress
The Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, double stranded in Cream
The Needles: US 9 and US 10
The Time to Knit: About a month. The majority of the knitting was done in about two days.
The Mods: I measured Jenna and did the math accordingly. I also did a crocheted bind off because that was the only way I could get the dress over her head. With her sister's dress, I think I am going to put a button in, so it will more easily get over her head.
The Result: I love it. Jenna loves it. Jenna's mom loves it. A very fast and easy knit.

So, that's all the FOs I have for today. I started on the second sweater dress yesterday and I am over halfway done already. I have a little more Christmas knitting to do and then I can start thinking of something to knit for myself. I have yarn for about three sweaters and all of them are calling my name!

Happy knitting! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

  1. The girls dresses turned out nicely! I bet they like them a lot.

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  2. The corgi looks great. I love Jenna's dress. She looks so happy in it.

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  3. Jenna does, indeed, look pleased with her sweet dress. Cute corgi, too. I think I'm going to add amigurumi to my craft list very shortly.

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  4. Cute sweater dress!! Kids love to wear this type of dresses!!

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