I have been knitting and knitting and knitting lately. Just finished a sweater for me (!!) and almost done with a couple of hats, another cardigan for Eden, a striped tunic/dress for Eden, trying to finish up some striped knee socks for me (slow going), working on a shawl for a holiday gift, just cast on another sweater for me, another vest for the boy... (wow, writing it all down there is a bit daunting- and exciting at the same time!)
So, I just needed a break from all of the "big" projects that I have been working on. Needed some instant gratification, if you will. I have never knit up anything for any of their dolls before and have been itching to do so. This is just using some scrap yarn from the striped dress I am making for E. (dream in color: classy in spring tickle)
I was excited to try out this pattern at the bottom and I love it! It will be at the bottom of Eden's dress so testing it out this way was great to work it out before doing it large-scale.
And since I am sharing doll knits, here is a sweater that my mom just made for another doll of Eden's. this is Charlotte modeling her new waldorfmama doll cardigan. Though I did not knit this, I put it up in my Ravelry just to add another great example of this sweet little knit to the gallery.
And some new yarn to share... madelinetosh sock in baltic
A new yarn for me- bugsnugger's alder in mane...
...and bugsnugger's alder in smolder. I really like this yarn and the colorways are great!
And lastly in this jam-packed post... a new library bag for Eden! We usually use one of those baskets with leather handles, but she brings so many books home from the library, that I thought an over the shoulder bag would be more practical. Also, I have been holding on to this fabric (Echino) for a little bit too long, waiting for the perfect project (see my last post...) so, this seemed like a good time to use it.
Here is the back. Another colorway of the same print. I made it roomy, tall and square-bottomed. It is lined with organic canvas for sturdiness and has a little pocket on the front for her library list and card.
She wanted me to model it so that she could turn the tables and be the photographer. You can see that it is fairly large, but since I am not that large, it is actually a good size for her :)
Happy almost Friday to you!