Knitting, Dogs and More: 08/06/2006 - 08/13/2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Cheater Post!

That's what I call these in jest, not criticism. Just had to answer a few questions and have something fun for the blog today! :-)
You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

I joined a Dishcloth Exchange hosted by Procrastiknitter (LOVE the name!)

Note: I live just 2 miles south of a town called Dublin. That's more in my budget these days, LOL

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

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