Sunday, July 26, 2009

Not much to show ...

But I did make this dress. It's BWOF 08-2007-106. It's a red swirl jersey with a touch of gold in it, which I bought from Fashionista Fabrics at least two years ago. It's butter soft, with an almost sueded finish. It feels lovely to wear and my poor photography does not do this justice. I decided not to put the bow on the front and you can't really see the ruching, but it's there. The dress is OK. I don't love it, but I don't hate it, so it will be good for work wear with a pair of black high heeled boots to help un-frump it.


I have a friend who is close to having her first baby, so I've been knitting in front of television at night. First up is a plain old jumper (sweater to you Americans) made from a self striping yarn. Again, my camera doesn't do the yarn justice as the blues are soft and fluffy and the greens are quite citrusy, in fact they would not look out of place in Carolyn's Gelati collection. I love the way that the self striping yarn made the instep of each bootee a different colour.


Finally is a little tomato hat. I've made loads of these for babies over the years and I think it's a really fun thing for a baby when they are most wearing cute and pretty things. I found a half ball of leftover purple yarn and I'm thinking I will make one in purple and call it an eggplant hat.

6 comments:

Gail said...

Carol, I can't believe that we made the same dress this weekend. Both red too! Yours looks good, but share your view - don't love mine, don't hate it anymore.

toy said...

beautiful, simple lines, I like it! the baby knitting is so cute, love the tomato hat, so cute

gwensews said...

Sweet baby things. Maybe you'll like your dress once you put it on with the proper accessories. That makes a difference.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The baby stuff is adorable! Love the idea of an eggplant hat.

Lindsay T said...

Oh, what cute baby clothes! I like the dress too.

Faye Lewis said...

Yes, the sew a long is going to be great. I'm so looking forward to starting it regardless of my busy schedule. Why don't you join in too!