Happy New Year! Our computer has been acting strange all day but seems to have decided to cooperate in the last few minutes, so I can finally show my remaining Christmas projects. It took forever to finish this sweater which was from a Mary Maxim kit purchased when Sophia still wore a size 4. I gambled and cast on the size six and was delighted to discover the kit contained enough yarn. (Nevermind that I now have a brand new back up skein and am totally sick of this "super pink" yarn..)
It fits! And with room to grow. Yay!
I took a few liberties with the pattern, did ribbing on the sleeves and at the bottom instead of a roll like on the neck.and added a white stripe on the cuffs. I used tiny black buttons instead of french knots for the eyes and buttons. The scarf was supposed to be striped but by the time I got to that part I couldn't imagine more ends to sew in and made it plain blue.
The back, I think, was supposed to be a repeat of the motif on the front, but I decided to make the back view of the snowman. The pattern was unclear about what to do exactly and this seemed like more fun.
With this crazy project, I gained new respect for shoemakers! Remind me not to go there ever again!
This doll bed has a history. My sister and I played with it as did our girls. It took a bit of polishing and a bit of sewing to make it usable, and we sent it on its way. Poor thing nearly was demolished during the trip, but Michael repaired it so that Sophia and Red Bear can put it to use. Hopefully, it'll survive a little longer!
And now I have to get back to my project for this little guy who just turned ONE! Can you believe it? And can you believe I find a project with even more ends to sew in than the last one? Go figure.