Sunday, May 31, 2009

yeah my first cardigan is knit!

This sweater reminds me of a twix candy bar, carmel, chocolate and yummy cookie :)  I really like the way it turned out.  I didn't have time to block it before I gave it to my friend for her baby,  so the pictures aren't as cute as the real thing.  I couldn't stop looking at it thinking "wow, I made that!"  very proud that I made a button loop and sewed a button on...learning new skills every day yeah!

Stats:  Size 8 and 6 circular needles 
Vannas Choice Acrylic - Beige, Toffee, and Honey
Just followed the pattern for all measurements. 
0-6 month size

Friday, May 15, 2009

old man sweater dress is done :)

I originally was going to put a flower on this to make it more girly but then my friend had the idea of argyle... I thought it was a cute idea but now I'm not sure if this looks too boyish. Oh well, I'm giving it to a friend for her baby girl in July so hopefully she is less critical about it than I am. It was fun to make my first dress though!

Stats: Anouk pattern - closed the sides of the dress, no pockets or side tabs, and my own colors and design.
Size 8 needles (pattern called for size 5 needles and cast on 138 stitches, I used size 8 and cast on 101 stitches)
yarn- Vannas Choice same greens as in cherry pants
dress measures 6.5 inches from bottom to start of arm holes. 4 in from arm holes to begginning of collar.