Sunday, January 2, 2011

Girly Barbie dress for little M

Howdy!!! I'm loving the small dresses, can see a dress season coming. They are nice, cute, work fast and the models don't complaint about the construction lol Think I'll have to get my own model btw, this one is mom's.

This cute little dress is for Posse Pard Sandy, well for little M, her granddaughter. Hope she likes it, and also that is strong enough to resist playtime lol



This dress was free formed. It has a matching bag, as no girly outfit is complete without one.

Is crocheted from the bottom up and in the round, after the base chain there's a row of hdc, then seed stitch to the hip, then the decreases were made with dc (one row of 2 dc, 2 dc tog, and another one of dc, 2 dc tog). At that point just made 2 rows of sc.

For the top made 4 rows of sc in light pink, then at the next row made: sc on next 3 st, 2 sc on same st, sc, 3 sc tog, sc, 2 sc on same st, sc on next 3 st. The following row was the same, but in each of the 2 sc that were on the same st of the previous round, made 2 sc on same st. Then 1 row of sc (making 2 sc tog on the center). To finish the dress made a row of sc all around the light pink, made the two long stripes to secure the dress with a button hole at the end of each (they cross in the back and the buttons are in the front). There's also a small button on the back at the top of the skirt.

The bag was crocheted in the round, starting with a ch 3, 6 sc on 3rd ch from loop on hook, next rounds are always worked on on BLO: 2sc of each sc of the previous round. Next row is 2 sc on same st, 1 sc n next, all around, the following row 2 sc on same st sc on next 2 st all around. The next two rows are worked on the 2 loops, dc on next 2 st, 2 dc tog on next 2 st. Then 2 rows of hdc in light pink a double ch for the strap (with both pinks) and a flap made with sc, at the last row sc on next 2 st, ch3 sc on next 2 st. Sew a button to the bag.

Hope this makes sense!

Happy week everyone, I'll get back to work next Thursday...


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello fellow crafters around the world, hope you had a nice celebration yesterday. Wish you to have a joyful, blessed, healthy and prosper 2011.

Temperature has drop here quite something, I wonder what it'll be like to get back to my cold school after so much time absent, classes were suspended past December due to the emergency (heavy rained for 20+ days, we had floods, mudslides, landslides, many people have lost their homes. Anyway, I'll be back to getting out of the house to a 10ºC at 5:30 am, most of the time I wear gloves, but then at school they're hard to work with, that gave me the impulse I needed to make my first pair of fingerless mittens.

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I'm so very happy because they gave me two new skills: cast on properly (double cast on) and also work with a set of five DPNs :o) Used some left over TLC cotton yarn, and based on Pamela Grossman's pattern, made my version adapting it to the yarn, my lack of knitting skills and ADD, didn't went so well counting the 3p 1k pattern so decided to use stockinette, can't get any easier, just have to knit all rounds. Then when the mitt was done my thumb was cold, and it deserves to be arm too! That was the second adaptation (or third, considering I also changed yarn weight lol) I just picked up 12 stitches on the thumb opening and knitted with the smaller needles.

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Now that's a big How should it be done really? I just used my logic, but you can see where the stitches were picked. Maybe it's because I should have pick them on the back instead of front loop, maybe on both loops? Perhaps the problem was that I used the smaller needles right away instead of making one or two rows with the larger ones... Hmmm, seems I'll be making a few to correct all this...