|"taking a ribbing" pattern by celeste pinheiro; i used just over 2.5 skeins of knit picks sock memories yarn... (the colorway is called "flower power"!) ...and shortened the length a bit, because it's knit from the bottom up, and i feared my three skeins might not be enough.|
i'm pretty pleased with my finishing on this: instead of binding off the shoulders and sleeves and sewing them in the traditional manner, i bound off both shoulders together to get a nice flat seam; and i grafted the live stitches at the top of the sleeves right into the body of the sweater.
the pattern specified five small buttons down the front, and i had some pretty yellow ones all ready to go, but this carved ivory hibiscus just called to me! i realize it's EXACTLY the right size for a baby to choke on, so i'll warn the parents, and if they want to remove it, they can snip right through the embroidery floss i used to secure it. now we just need the weather to lighten up a little, so my tiny super-model friend can show this thing off in baby vogue!
now here's a bit of handmade clothing that's PERFECT for right now, courtesy of miss gina:
have you ever seen two cooler pairs of shoes? because i haven't! the hibiscus ones are from january, though g had painted them earlier, but she gave them to me when i was visiting the gulf coast on vacation. they're size 10's... or at least... the shoe company claim they are size 10's, but they run very small, and while i adore them, they are sadly not the most comfortable things to actually wear. but i ♥LOVE♥ them, and have had them on the top of my shoe rack since we moved into the new house, so i can see them every day. flash forward to last week, when a fabulous birthday box arrived and what awesome surprise should be inside but ANOTHER pair of amazing shoes hand-painted by my favorite floridian artist. and they have flamingos on them!!! ♥SWOON♥!!! thank you, missus, you made my day!!!!! ♥
*you kip using that word; i do not think it mins what you think it mins! :)