My tunic top...in purple-blue (periwinkle...to be a bit more romantic about it)...which I plan to wear with white flowing pants, for my son's wedding:
|Pattern: "Asymmetry" by Jamie Thomas|
Yarn: Louet Euroflax 14/2 Linen
|Left side detail|
|Right side detail|
When I washed it, it sloughed off an enormous amount of purple lint (!) and may have shrunk a bit (in length) -- though I followed the care directions on the yarn label, the lint took me completely by surprise. Still, I think it will work well with the selected pants, and some heavy gold jewellry -- a necklace and hoop earrings that I love but don't often wear. And there's a hat. Yep; a hat. A grand purple summer hat. But that won't be revealed till the wedding. Sorry! ;-)
Then there's the "baby dress" I made in a 1-year size for the soon-to-be-one granddaughter of a cousin of mine. Her name is Beatrice May and she's a dark-haired cutie I've never met. Come to that, I've never met her parents. Her father is the son of my third cousin...whom I haven't seen either since...well...I think he was in high school and I was at McGill U. in Montreal...about 45 years ago... but Third Cousin and his younger sister -- also a Third Cousin -- and I are FB friends...and he posted about sweet Bea May after a visit in January. I was smitten, so knew I had to make her this...with yarn I had in my stash that was just the right colour:
|Pattern: "Eli Baby Dress" by Leyla Alieva; |
Yarn: Micro Cable Color (discontinued)
|Back neck detail|
|Front bodice detail|
And the hat...a commission for my friend D. I confess I had my doubts about this one. Though produced by Rowan Yarns, the ball of Pure Wool Super-wash Worsted I used had several flawed sections and a tendency to split...and the product seemed to me over-sized and floppy. That said, D really liked it and it fit her perfectly!
Pattern: "Cloche Divine" by Meghan Jones
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Super-wash Worsted
in colour #152 - "Oats"
D likes it so well, in fact, that I've been asked to make another -- in black! It will be later this summer, though, for first there is a Wedding Quilt (aka the Japanese Taupe Quilt) to finish...
The good news is that Sections 3 and 4 are both sandwiched -- and the machine quilting on Section 3 is about 75% finished (the rest will be done after this blog post).
|Section 3 under the needle|
|Section 4, sandwiched and waiting|
At the same time, I've begun knitting a shawl for myself for the wedding...
|Pattern: "Sundae Shawl" by Lois Young|
Yarn: Paton's Lace Sequin in "Crystal"
Though the self-striping Paton's Lace yarn is called for, I don't like the colours on offer...so I call my piece, "My Vanilla Sundae Shawl". ;-)
And...I'm working on Sock #2 of a pair for my nephew George, who'll be 24 in early July...
|Pattern: "Trekking Socks" - E.J. Slayton|
Yarn: Zitron "Trekking XXL"
The above photo belies my progress, as I've finished one sock and am more than half-way down the leg of the second...And then there's the 'Feather and Fan' baby blanket I'm working on for a relatively new baby girl (3-4 months old now) in the family...no photos yet...so I guess I need to up-date my photos!
But a gal can only do so much...keeping up with the garden, mowing her lawn, making sure her cat doesn't interfere with the swallows raising a family in one of her birdhouses...
And letting the dishes pile up in the kitchen...
While I link in to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday... Why don't you pour another cuppa, pick up your latest WIP and go for it... And while you're at it, have a great week!