Sunday, September 21, 2008


It's almost over, so we've polished off the Rose just in time. See the pink in those glasses? I'm gonna bet the days of Red are just around the corner. (I love red wine on cool days...)

Anyways, my husband had plans today that dealt with HIS hobby (hmmm) and our (me and the girls') big plans to get out of town fell through, so I was stuck with the kids and looking forward to an afternoon hanging out alone on the deck.


So I decided a knitting playdate was just the thing to pass the time. Fun for me, fun for them. Zoe and Grace agreed. (As did Carol, who owns both the pink child and the second glass of pink wine.)



I used the time wisely and finished up a little baby gift for a friend's first girl. I've been knitting this in the background for a few days while I ignore the math on my other top. I gotta get back to that soon....

The little set will be coming down to Atlanta with me in a few weeks. I love it! I also have to get a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends. Every baby needs one of those. The book is from the girls, not me - it's their fave. The dress set is from me.

Cassie, if you're reading, don't tell!



I used up three skeins of Manos Stria from my stash and had a little fun with embroidery. I'm not so good with the exact nature of sewing, but on Ravelry I've found Cosymakes, who inspired me to try these little flowers. She does the coolest funky embroidery on her stuff and it always looks amazing. So I gave it a shot -- I like the stem here. It trails over the hem edge.


This little dress started as a Minnowknits pattern and I got a little bored, decided I didn't like the top and kind of made things up as I knit. It was a little experiment - and it did have to be ripped back twice when i changed my mind mid stream.

You can see where I ended up. I thought the hat was a nice touch - and an excuse to finish up the pink. These pics don't show the colors so well - it's a deep purple and a mauvey rosy pink.


And I managed to slap a vintage button on too, not that you'd be surprised.

8 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

That is so full of cuteness! BTW, I got my buttons in the mail and I lurve them. Thanks so much!

Nell said...

Great flower embroidery! Cozymakes does do adorable things and it's perfect for your baby dress. Love it!

sue said...

Oh so cute a gift. How nice being able to have a knitting playdate too.

Carol said...

Adorable gift set - even better in person. Thanks for the relaxing afternoon.

lindseyrose said...

That gift set is adorable! I love how it's complementary!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

So cute- both the girls and the knitting.

I agree about the red wine on cool days, too. (so do my goats)

Stephanie said...

That is a cute dress. I LOVE the purple!

cassie said...

soo cute. She's gonna love it. Obviously if it's taken me this long to check your blog, I obviously won't blab...