Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my love-ly friends! Do you have any special plans for today? I’m afraid it’s work as usual over here, but that is fine with me as the sun is shining. Yay!
The collage above is from 2014. Thought you might like to see it again, or for the first time. I was sure busy making Valentine’s Day dresses back then, wasn’t I?
What have I been working on lately? Well, my cowl is nearly complete. It would be complete right now if I wanted to make it per the pattern, but I’d like it a little longer, so am going to use up as much of the 100 grams of yarn I can.
I finished my second pair of socks. They’ve been soaked in lavender wash and blocked, and awaiting for their recipient to come home for spring break.
I’ve also been working on a new knitting pattern on and off for a couple of weeks. To say that the math was blowing my mind is putting it lightly, and really, I realize it shouldn’t have been that hard. Notice all the graph paper; things got a lot easier when I started using that. (Thank goodness I found some in the house.)
I completed a Little Darling ensemble yesterday! Lucy is wearing it and oh, so happy. I just got finished with the photo shoot and still have to edit the photos. Here’s a sneak peek of Lucy while she was waiting (patiently) for me to set things up for the photo shoot.
Sweater Dress weather continues here in northern Illinois. While it is snowy and cold outside I love to sit in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino and knit little dresses and sweaters that will be made into pretty ensembles for one of my girls (dolls). I love the simplicity of a sweater dress and the large area it presents for embellishment. It is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted upon.
Kaye Wiggs Millie is the perfect little model for a sweater dress. She is only 11″ tall with a slender body so I can nip in the waistline a bit and give the skirt a slight flare and it is very flattering on her. This sweater dress started out with a pair of printed tights that I ended up not using, but they gave me a starting place for picking the color palette. I ended up using more floss colors than I usually do for the embroidering on this dress. Each rose uses a different set of colors and the tiny hearts are embroidered in one of three slightly different shades of red. The slight variation in color makes a more interesting piece, I think. I am so happy when I learn a little something new.
The Peruvian Highland wool yarn is a heathered pink color with tiny bits of red orange and magenta mixed in with shades of pink.
The tassel on Millie’s slouch hat is made with various colors and weights of yarn.
For more information on Millie’s “Cozy Hugs for You” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .