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New Knitting Pattern

Hello from blustery northern Illinois.  The weather change is happening.  It’s been springlike the last couple of days and we may get snow flurries tomorrow.  Our weather is rarely boring!

I thought I’d put Penny’s latest cardigan from “Christmas Love” into pattern form for all of your chilly Penny and Polly girls.

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For more information and to purchase Penny’s “Classic Cardigan” knitting pattern please visit cindyricedesigns.com.

In case you don’t knit, her OOAK ensemble is available right now!

My number one goal for the evening is to keep our chihuahua from blowing away when he goes out to do his business.  LOL!  Hope you have a great evening!  Bye for now!

“Christmas Love” and Thanks!

Penny, my Linda Macario BJD, has finally gotten a little something new to wear for Christmas 2016.  It took me a good long while to get this completed for her.  Patient Penny had her eye on the prize and was patient with me.  When completed, Penny told me the wait was worth it, and she loves her new Christmas ensemble.

I titled this ensemble “Christmas Love”, not only because of the red hearts scattered on the fabric, but also because love is the one word that can encompass the entire season; everything we do at Christmastime starts with love.

Speaking of love, I am in love with Penny’s sweet face.  She has such an elfen expression, but sweet, not in a mischievous way.  She’s pure adorableness!

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Penny’s knitwear is made with deep red lace weight merino/silk yarn.  Bright red bullion hearts, forest green greenery, and ecru mistletoe berries are embroidered in two coordinating vertical designs along each front.  Two coordinating motifs also embellish Penny’s headband hat.  The traditional wreath miniature was embellished with bright red satin ribbon and a dangly heart.  Her bracelet features the same heart, but a bit larger.

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I think for the first time ever I combined deep red with bright red, and like the results very much.  Once again, I am apologizing for my inability to properly photograph reds, they look blurry to me.  These photos aren’t horrible, but they aren’t like looking at the real thing, sorry.

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Isn’t the lace on this dress beautiful!  It was gifted to me by one of my very, very kind readers.  She told me she inherited too much lace from her dear friend and wanted to share with ME!!!  What a sweet offer!  Of course, I said yes.  Well, when her package arrived I was gobsmacked!  I had no idea what, or how much, would be arriving in the mail.  I just have to show you…

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Unbelievable, no?  Are you drooling?  I cannot thank you enough, sweet M., for your generosity!  All of these luscious laces will be making appearances in my future ensembles.  I can’t wait to use them!

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Penny’s “Christmas Love” ensemble will be available Friday, November 18, at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.