Knitting, Dogs and More: An Obsession with Lycra!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

An Obsession with Lycra!

A New Suit For Esther!

I had made a swimsuit for Esther when she was about 1.5. She can actually still wear it even though it's a bit tight and it's getting pilled on the back of the pants. I thought it time to make a new suit. I've seen these called UV suits or rash suits. I'm glad she likes them since she has such fair skin. So she has two tops and one bottom. The all matching suit is from a Kwik Sew pattern. The extra raglan sleevelss top is a Jalie pattern. I made them is size 6 and am hoping they last as long as the one before.

The great thing about swimwear fabric is the width. When you make a suit for a little kid you have a ton left over. I did find the green and black as remnants so was able to also make a suit for

And a little friend Esther's age


Jerry and Maxy at Antics With The Menagerie are having a contest regarding hands. It's a study or sorts. Seems Jerry or Maxy has an idea of what successful continental knitters hands look like. Not sure how "successful" I am, but I am a continental knitter. I have such a hard time the other way but tension is an ongoing battle for me. I continue to experiment with how I hold the yarn, how many times I have it wrapped around my finger, etc.... So Here are my pics:


Doing Something Else

I've made it up to the armhole shaping on the back of my sweater. I really like it and expect to get more done now that the wave of swimwear is done, actually I have one more swimsuit that Esther wants me to make.

With all this swimwear production I've fallen behind reading and commenting at others blogs. Sorry! I plan to catch up tomorrow a.m.
Next it will be a T Shirt obsession. I've signed up for "How to build a better T Shirt" at Sewing Pattern


Blogger monica said...

Wow! your sweater is looking great. I thought you had started a new one with the color difference from the first photo. I am almost done with sleeve 1.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

All the swimsuits are so cute! It's darn hard to find the right suit too.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

The swimsuit and other Lycra outfits are so cute, as are Esther's modeling poses!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Sweet suits! But I LOVE your pics! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my contest! Oh, and there's just one of me, but 4 pets, one is Jerry (dog) and one is Maxy (cat) + one more cat and one more dog = a menagerie. :)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Mitchypoo said...

Esther is so cute! Those swimsuits are really adorable. Good job!! I love the pink and green together. The sweater is looking great too.

11:06 AM  

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