I have been busy as ever. My superwash sock yarn has finally come in, but that doesn't necessarily mean good news for my shop. I got 8 lbs, but all of it has a home already in various commissions. Though I do have a few skeins of knee-high that will probably go up after I get everything else done. Anyway, onto the finished objects:
I finished the bag for Shokay. I'm not sure if you can notice it, but it is a bit different from the original pattern. For one thing, I seem to not be able to read a chart. My chart to be exact! So, instead of starting it all over when I realized that I was halfway through the snowflake at the top of the chart, I decided that I would make the Shokay bag its very own design. I should have it posted up on my website in the next couple of days, time permitting. As for the Shokay yarn it is really soft, like cashmere. I also love the wonderful stitch definition it gives. Though, I didn't block it, so I'm not sure how fuzzy it will get after it is washed.
My second finished object isn't a knitted one at all. I have been experimenting with sewing. My mother is an expert seamstress, so I know I have those genes floating around in me somewhere. Though, probably not to the far reaching extent that my mother's go. So, I thought that I would make a couple of little baby dresses with matching little short pants (in case you haven't noticed, I am a total sucker for baby things right now). This is my first attempt and is going to a coworker of my husband's. The same one that got the bitty booties, but now they know that it will be a girl and that makes all the difference. My mother did look it over when I was nearly done and noticed that I only hemmed the skirt, instead of doing a rolled hem. So, I did a rolled hem on the shorts. She also told me that I am so good at knitting, why not stick with that and give up on sewing. I know she meant well, but it is a bit disheartening. I tend to see sewing as a bit of a challenge and a quick little break from all the knitting I do. It isn't like I do it all that often. Anyway, I am hoping that I will be able to get photos of the little one in it sometime this summer, since it is the 3 month size.
Ok, so some actual work in progress. Here is the Croisette Top. It is coming along nicely. I am already up to doing the back shaping. This is a super fast top to knit up. I probably have gotten all of this done in about 3 afternoons. I just love the colors and the croisette is really soft and fun to work with. The yarn is croisette in color Monet #203 and the pattern is Dovetail Designs Cap Sleeve Sweater.
In other news: I have joined Sockaplooza 4. I have been stalking The Blue Blog for some time now waiting for her to post it up. I had such fun last time with my pal Krafty1 that I just have to join up again this year. Now I just have to wait patiently until I get my new pal!