Archives for November 2012

warm, cozy, and pretty

I think these are the cutest little tunics ever.  They were delightful to knit, and my girls love wearing them.  I bought the yarn for Larkspur’s first, and then realized that I would have to knit one for Beatrix as well.  While both are knit in Madelinetosh’s amber trinket colorway, Larkspur’s yarn is a bit more muted, Beatrix’s a bit brighter; a little wild.  The colorway and it’s variations suits them both perfectly.

This pattern is a favorite for sure and perfect as written, but I made a few changes.  I shortened the sleeves and eliminated the decreases before the bottom band.  This way they fit over loose long sleeved dresses well.  The pockets are a huge bonus.  Putting the tunic over an outfit adds warmth and instant pockets not to mention cuteness!  Both girls should be able to get two years wear out of these.  And of course Beatrix will eventually inherit Larkspur’s!

On Ravelry:  Beatrix’s and Larkspur’s

The yarn:  Madelinetosh vintage in amber trinket.  (I bought it at WEBS.)

The buttons:  I used a single purple heart button from Wooly Moss Roots at the back of the neck on each.  For the bottom band button, random large ones from who knows where.

The dresses:  Land’s End.  These are their favorite play dresses.


Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

I’ve settled into my old copy of  Pride and Prejudice.  I tend to forget much of what I read, so it doesn’t even feel like I am reading it for the second time.  I have also been reading through the Advent section of The Catholic Home.  I reread it every year at this time!

I decided that I must buckle down and finish knitting the socks that I started for Seth months and months ago.  I lost motivation when he declared them not long enough just when I thought I was ready to turn the heel on both.  I’ve got another inch to go on the second sock, and I will be ready again.  He wants knee socks.  I want to finish them in time to stuff them in his stocking this year.  However, I am secretly hoping that he won’t like them once they are finished, because then they will be mine!  I just love the yarn and the color!


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