Since I last posted on my recent crafts, (which was wayyy too long ago), I’ve finished quite a few things. There’s a lot to catch up on!
First, I finished the little sweater for my cousin’s son, but the bad news is…I think it’s actually too small for him. So I’ll have to find another recipient, and make something else for him. Darn…gotta buy more yarn… 😉
Then I finished the cardigan for his younger sister, also my own design. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, but I’ll be making a few alterations on the one I make for their older sister. I’m going to make the buttons go all the way to the top, for one thing.
I thought starting the buttons partway down would look cute, and it looks…alright, but I think I’ll like it all the way to the top better. I’ll also be making a few little changes to the lace design just to tighten it up a bit. But in general, I’m very happy with how it turned out!
It’s a circular yoke top-down cardigan, where most of the increases are yarn overs as part of the lace design. It has small eyelet details around the cuffs and hem. I knit it in Madeline Tosh DK in the Night Bloom colorway. Online it looked a lot more pink, but I love the dusy pinkish purple hue of the actual yarn, too.
As I work my way through the larger size of this cardigan for her older sister, I’ll probably write up the pattern and look for testers. I think once it’s done, it will make a really cute cardigan for little girls.
I’m also working on another cardigan for another little girl, this one as a gift for a friend’s niece. She saw pictures of my sweaters and asked if I could design something for her niece. I was only too happy to oblige!
So I’m working on a side-button cardigan for her with a dandelion motif on the body of it. I was planning on making it top-down, and realized just in time that if I did that, the dandelions would come out upside down. Glad I did a little reflection before casting on…
All I have so far are some cell phone pictures, but you can start to see what I’m imagining:
What are you crafting these days? Share with us.