Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm Done....

So, I finished my little gem of a sweater....much to my surprise (NOT!) it looks like it is a tad small for the six year old.  Hmmmm....back to the drawing board. I think I should have used more stitches at the neck line and added another row or two for the bodice. is really cute, and I have TWO granddaughters so what one can't wear the other one can (most of the time!).  I am busy on a purple one that I had already started for the soon to be four year old, and it looks too big for her....see. All things work out!  I have also started another one of these sparkly ones just in case a larger size will work better for the elder.  
I worked the last row about 9" from the armhole, but it still looks small.  I'll let you all know once she tries it on.
So this is something I sent in a swap for Liz's daughter...thought it was too cute! Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream.  Nice little happy face.

This went to the brother.  Such an inquisitive little fellow. I just love the sweet faces on these amigurumi characters.
 Today has been a bonanza day! I pulled some weeds in the garden, drove to the big city (50 miles away) and visited with my dear brother-in-law, then drove to his granddaughter's new home to have a look see while my niece (the mom) was there helping out.  Such a cute home!  I'm going to pay for the sod in the back yard to help her out. Just love it when hard work pays off!
More on the bonanza....I received two books from is a book on beginning tatting and a shuttle, and the other is the new book by Linda Permann called "Little Crochet-modern designs for babies and toddlers."
It's super wonderful! The reason I purchased it was because there was a top down cardigan design in there!  The neckline is rounded rather than raglan, more open, and it has buttons. Otherwise looks pretty close in construction to several of the others I have seen on the web. The balance of the designs are awesome, so if you like to make toys, goodies, or clothes for the little ones I think you will love this book. It even has some help pages to show you how to measure the babies and adjust the patterns. I imagine if you think about it, you could try making your own designs for your little one just using the same basics!
I'll let you know this summer how the tatting comes along!

ETA: I went to the Lion Brand blog and they were talking about top down, raglan sweaters and adding length! ;o) How appropriate! It's the March 8th page.


  1. Now how did I miss TWO of your posts? Hum, alien abduction, maybe?

  2. Nice work on the projects. I really need to work new sweaters for the grandkids for fall.