Thursday, March 26, 2009
I hope you readers are good at keeping secrets. I am revealing more of Lauren's birthday goodies. Isn't this outfit cute?!? This pattern is from Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside The Lines. It is called The Jane Austen Dress. I knit most of it back in February, but it wasn't until last week that I finally sewed the skirt onto the bodice. An interesting experience, I'm telling ya. I don't think I like sewing fabric to hand knits.
I love making my Lornie Doon goodies. She gets so excited and can't stand the suspense. We had a fun outing for this present. We went fabric shopping with my friend Lindsey and her daughter Laurelle (who will also be getting this dress as a birthday gift). Both girls picked the fabric they wanted for their "special project". They have no idea what it was going to become, just that there was going to be knitting and fabric involved.
I case the shrug on yesterday afternoon. I was rather intimidated by it. I have never done "cable" stitches before. I had it in my head that it would be hard. Lindsey assured me I could handle it and as you can see... I can! I will be knitting away today trying to get the shrug done. I think it can get done by Monday. Won't it be fun on Monday to see here all dressed up. And wait till I tell her I want to take her picture. My girl is such a diva... and loves "photo shoots".
That Saturday thrifting trip I told ya about also had me finding this sweet hat. I don't know much about old hats, so I have no idea when it could have been made. But I loved the soft minty green color. And it was only $5. I had to grab it and add it to Lauren's dress up repertoire. Okay, okay, I'll admit it. I gave her the hat early. She has worn it to school everyday this week. I don't think she realizes it is a dress up hat. To her it is a fashion statement. She is a crazy dresser. She is almost always in layers... skirts with jeans are a must... she is a hot blooded little creature, so tee shirts are a staple too... even in the snow. LOL. Just crazy.