Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby Dress: It's all about the buttons

I made this cute baby dress for a fellow knitter's baby shower. It looked easy enough to whip up in less than a week (a week right before the shower!). Due to being unusually busy I didn't get it done in time.

I had a little problem with the pattern when I was finishing off the the neckline/sleeve but I figured out how to make it work.

I needed to use a yarn that is machine washable yet super soft for baby skin. I couldn't find any superwash wool that was soft enough so Caron's Spa bamboo acrylic blend seemed to fit the bill. For those of you who have not knit with bamboo yarn before...beware! It is extremely splitty. Overall, I was very happy how this yarn knit up. It came out extremely soft.

I had a difficult time deciding on just the right buttons to use to close up the neckline. After looking through all the buttons at 2 different Jo-Ann locations, I found these cutie patootie bunny buttons. Love love love the bunny buttons.

I mailed it off to the recipient today and I hope she likes it.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tangy Socks

I finally finished these obnoxiously bright beautiful orange socks right before Thanksgiving. The picture doesn't show the lace pattern that runs up the middle, but I swear it's purty.