Thursday, April 16, 2009

Salt Water Taffy

You know how sometimes you make something and it is more beautiful than you could have ever imagined??

Heh, heh, just kidding... well not really! Last week the ladies of Decadent Fibers received the Bon Appetite coat, and just loved it. They got a new yarn in and dyed some up for the up coming show they are attending (Stitches South in Georgia) and asked if I could whip up a shawl, and guess what else, put a sleeve in it. I had never seen anything like that, so off on Ravelry I went to try to find something to give me inspiration. Everything I I saw was a rectangular shape (they were all gorgeous!) but, not what I was imagining.

This last week I worked and worked and worked and during the Easter festivities and holiday break I made this!

Yep! I am patting myself on the back for this one - I LOVE it!!!!! (my family also loves that it is done!!) It is called Salt Water Taffy and the yarn is Decadent Fibers Pulled Taffy and the colorway is Ocean Waves. The ladies are making kits for this one, so go on over to the website and order one up (well, they aren't ready yet, soon though!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bon Appetite

Remember this post? 

And this picture? 
It became this - the Bon Appetite Coat!

And I LOVE her!! Kit available through Decadent Fibers. The coat will also be in the Fashion show at Stitches South in Georgia in a few weeks!

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Bunny Brunch

Today was the Bunny Brunch at Dumplin's school - my last one...... wait I need a tissue. Ok, so earlier this week I started the February Lady sweater for Dumplin so we could be matchy-matchy this Easter, and she was really excited for it. On Tuesday or Wednesday, we went dress shopping for Easter. This was incredibly easy and we found 2 (yes, 2) of THE PERFECT dresses for Easter. Since they were purchased at Target, I figured 2 was fine.... the only problem...... there was not a speck of yellow on the dresses. Duplin and I talked it over, you know about the color issue as we were searching for shoes (4 stores, yes 4 stores to find the perfect clip clop shoes!)

I told her that a yellow sweater would still be very pretty and we could put a yellow bow in her hair to tie it all together..... nope, Mom she says to me, I KNOW there is the perfect color green in your knitting cabinet; I've seen it in there. When we got home from shopping off to the yarn cabinet to look, and lo and behold.... the perfect color green (I know, shocking that there was green in there, right!?) Did I say out loud that this was on Wednesday and the Bunny Brunch was today??

I cast on this sweater at 3:00 yesterday afternoon waiting in the car for the boys. By 8:30 I was casting off the armholes, and by Midnight I had 4 repeats of the lace done. This morning at 6:45 I began to finish the last 4 repeats of the lace and cast off at 10:34 am. Gave her a little steam.... and here she is!! Oh, I also went to the pediatrician (son #1 has strep - nice).
The pattern is Juliet and the yarn is from Cascade called Venezia in color #125. I love it! Since the pattern calls for 3.5 sts to the inch and I was getting 4.5 sts to inch (on a size 8 needle) I worked the same pattern instructions for the XS and came out with the perfect size.

All that's left is to add the buttons - I didn't have time for that!