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A New Knitting Pattern

Hi all.  I hope this new week is starting out great for you.  Sorry it took me so long to get this pattern published, but it’s ready for your knitting pleasure now!

This pattern is the first for Patsy and Ann Estelle.  It is a light weight cropped cardigan knit with lace yarn.  I used Knit Picks Aloft, a mohair/silk blend.  The stitches are tiny, but the fuzziness of the yarn hides stitch imperfections.  I actually enjoy knitting with lace yarn over heavier yarn.  It creates less hand strain because it is so light weight, but yes, it is harder to see.

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You can see more photos featuring this cardigan in “Blossoms for my Love-ly”.  You can view information and purchase the pattern here.

Thanks for stopping by tonight.  Wishing you all a great week! ❤


“Blossoms for my Love-ly”

Hello everyone!  I had a busy day yesterday.  Patsy’s new ensemble got finished, photographed, and (almost) ready to make its debut tonight!  Yay!

And, it’s PINK!

Yes, more “creating with pink” is coming from my studio.  This time my pink creation is for Patsy and Ann Estelle, lucky girls.


Patsy is wearing a dress with rosy colored roses scattered on a warm white ground.  Her “light as a feather” cardigan is knit with pink lace weight mohair/silk yarn.  A pair of mirrored image embroidered rose motifs pick up the deep rosy color in the dress.  Ribbon, pearls, and English cotton Cluny lace further embellish this new ensemble.

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“Blossoms for my Love-ly” will be available tonight (January 19, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

Have, or hope you are having, a great day everyone! ❤

“Just Peachy”

Summertime means peach time!  Who loves peaches?  In my opinion, peaches (and other summer fruits) are one of the best things about summer.  Do you agree?

Miss Patsy is feeling mighty peachy today.  It’s her turn to model my newest ensemble, and I think she likes it.  Look at that smile…!!!


Patsy’s hand knit cardi and crocheted beret are made with natural colored bamboo thread. This ensemble started with her beret.  I originally made it for my Little Darling, Alice, from a pattern I had made for the Kish Chrysalis dolls many years ago.  Here’s that VERY colorful beret.  I don’t think I’d make it this colorful again—I had 30 ends to weave in.  Ugh!

When I was knitting this beret for Alice I thought it would end up too big, so stopped a couple of rows short from what the pattern said to do.  (I’ll have to try again to make it for the Little Darlings.)  It ended up being a tad too tiny for Alice, but looked perfect on Patsy.

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The sweater has a sprinkling of blossoms in colors from the dress print.  I added tiny opal colored seed beads to the centers of the salmon blossoms so that they would pop.

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Patsy wanted a tiny drawstring purse to complete her ensemble.  I had the exact shade of cotton thread.  It matched the hand dyed rayon ribbon used for the waistline sash and the hand made bow on the beret.  I love the the light peachy pink mixed with the pure peach and salmon.  Patsy’s tights are a more pastel version of peach.

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Patsy’s euphoria wearing her new ensemble didn’t last long as Sophie wanted to try it on.  As you can see it looks cute on Sophie too.  Sophie’s coloring actually is better suited to this ensemble, but don’t tell Patsy that.

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Patsy’s (and Sophie’s) “Just Peachy” ensemble will be available August 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.  Please check the “Shop What’s New” page at that time for more details.