Sorry I disappeared for awhile. It’s always hard to post before Xmas, because of Secrets! but after Xmas a year ago I never caught up enough to finish projects and post them. So here we go.
Xmas project for the staff at work for 2013 was an extra simple project, which I enclosed in a Vera Bradley walletlet, just for fun. This is a simple poinsettia made on white plastic canvas.
Xmas project for the staff at work for 2014 were more crocheted snowflakes, just made with the usual Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10. I used a variety of patterns, but gravitated to the smaller ones. Sorry for the poor picture. This is the board that I stiffened them on over wax paper with sugar and water. I discovered I prefer extremely hard snoflakes so I switched to a thicker version of sugar water halfway thru. They came out really nice.
My nieces both got American Girl Doll dresses for their Walmart dolls in 2014. I bought my knock off and named her Neva, to use as a pattern so I hope I can make something else. Poor Neva is quite lonely.
These are the Pleated Summer Doll Dress by Knit N Play. They were made with complementary colors, which worked out very well. I made the pink one a little too big, but it was still usable, once I tightened the neck up. I used Wool of the Andes sportweight yarn, I think. At the bottom I have a picture of them on my nieces dolls.
My other big project was this cute sweater. It was a kit, which I regretted buying when I saw it. But once I made it I discovered it was actually adorable. A little boy got this in 2014.
In 2016 I had no big projects. I made a nice pair of socks… my first pair of completed, sock weight socks. I chose to make them shorter anklet socks. I think I used Opal sock yarn, made in the “Harry Potter” colourway. I absolutely loved this ball of yarn when I saw it at the store. I just used the basic sock pattern from Not Just Socks as I love how easy it is and I needed a simple pattern for the complex yarn. I made it all with one ball, tried to start the second sock at a similar sock so they would match somewhat. Colors were a little milder on second sock, but they did stripe up similarly.
I also fell in loove with the Aviatrix pattern. I immediately grabbed the pattern and made this adorable little baby girl hat. I was tired if trying to figure out how to make a cute rose so I just put a bow on instead. I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino, one of my favorites for babies. My newborn sized doll Lucy was happy to model the bonnet.
Then I made a boy hat version using the button and strap option. Doesn’t it remind you of someone? Maybe it’s just me. But I’m thinking of renaming this hat Marvin when it’s for a boy.
I’m planning to pair it with some Ruth’s perfect baby booties also in ivory.
And yes, I did make a bunch more of my favorite baby bootie pattern, Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties. All with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. Here’s 3 new sets: