My friend, Kandie wanted a one-of-a-kind sweater for her little one (size 18 months). She knows I love this stuff. :)
This is based on the Crochet Me “Baby Kimono Wrap” with a sc/dc stitch pattern. I improvised the hood from various patterns. I made an opening on each side for the tie to go through so she can wrap from either side.
The project took 6 skeins of Bernat Satin Ombres in Faded Glory with a G hook.
I entered a few items in this year's fair again and was pleasantly surprised to win Best in Crochet Division and Best in Knitting Division. My Best in Knitting also won Best in Show (Needlework). So cool! Check out those ribbons. :)
A few weeks ago my daughter spotted a Woody doll at a garage sale and had to have him. Of course she then requested Mommy make a horse for Woody. I accepted the challenge. I found this pattern online and set to work. My plan was to make the saddle and bridle and add facial features but she was quite impatient. She loves her new horse. :)
This shawl was part of a knit-a-long with BadCatDesigns. I used a little more than 2 skeins of Knit Picks Shadow laceweight yarn in Hot Rod on size 4 needles. Those are beads in there, 875 of them - clear, silved lined, size 8 glass. Lots of work getting those knit into the shawl. The blocked shawl is 70" across the top and 34" down the spine. Love the end result!
Another pair of crocheted socks. Actually two pairs. I bought one skein of Tofutsies yarn and as I was crocheting my socks, I saw the interest in my little ones eyes and thought it would be cute to make a matching pair for her. She wants more!
The pattern is Toes Up Socks by Mary Rhodes. I found it easy to work and you can't beat trying them on as you go. Definitely more in the future.