Saturday, November 18, 2006

Rubbles & spring cleaning

Thank you everyone for such wonderful comments on the bunny baby set. For those who actually thought I had my own baby news to share, hold that thought until I get hitched! :D Now that I've read the title, I do have to agree it was misleading. Sorry for that! For those who wanted to know where the pattern came from, the Bunny hat was from Baby Center. The socks pattern came from IK Summer Knits 2005. For those who want to do this pattern, I think the pattern has to be modified a bit. The bunny ears made the hat top heavy and as a result couldn't stay on her head. So I'm gonna modify it so it fits better. There is something about baby and toddler knits that gets to you. I’m already planning for my 2 nieces in mind.

But one thing at a time. I did promise to put my FOs, WIPs and ribbits in order first. Among other things, I’ve also started a clean up on my Bloglines, some links are broken and I still can’t figure why my list doesn’t show up in my blog. I also notice that after a long break, my writting skills have pretty much detoriated to the point of being jerky. Bear with me ok? I promise to improve. :)

Macrame Belt

I recently got hold of Sweaterbabe's Fabulous & Flirty Crochet and couldn't resist trying out something immediately. This book is definitely a good buy. There's so many great patterns in it. You can even purchase the individual patterns at her website.

Pattern :- Macrame Belt from Sweaterbabe Fabulous & Flirty
Yarn :- Half a ball of Organic Cotton Yarn
Colorway :- Buffalo
Time :- 3 days

This was a quick crochet. The pattern calls for Bullion stitches for that macrame look. Pretty fun to master.

Rebeeca Chevron

Pattern :- Chevron Top from Rebecca 29
Yarn :- 4 balls of Cotton Candy from Artful Yarns in
Colorway :- Jellybean
Time :- 5 days

This one is again a very fast knit. One thing I didn't anticipate was how stretchy the yarn was. Candy is actually 64% cotton 32% acrylic 3% nylon 1% elastic. It drapes well but is really really stretchy. I strung the ribbons through the holes so it covers the front. I think this might be a knit best worn with something underneath it without a ribbon. Still a versatile piece.


yuvee said...

Nice belt!
The tank is pretty hot too ;)

R a i n said...

The belt is really funky. I think the the Chevron top looks great with the ribbons...just my two cents...=)

Mimi said...

Cute belt, it goes well with your jeans! I like your tank with the ribbons. I guess even a little of elastic in the yarn can make the knit very stretchy. Your tank still fits you nicely.

Agnes said...

That belt is really cool!
And for the top, I like it without the T-shirt. :)

Kitty Kitty said...

The belt is awesome, really a pretty design on you.

The tank is pretty cool. I really like it with the ribbons.

Siow Chin said...

Love your new FOs! You might also want to consider pairing it with another camisole underneath too. I see lots of trendy girls doing that...

Doreen said...

I want to see the belt. Bring it along this weekend when we meet.

MeowGirl said...

the belt is chic on you! pretty crochet stitch.

letti said...

hey, that is a very sweet color!

happyspider said...

that top is HOT! love it with the ribbons :)

Anonymous said...

hi! cool blog. i dun knit but i absolutely love that belt of urs!

Austy's Mum said...

I LUURRRVE your top - with the ribbons and not over the top of something. It just doesn't do it justice as a top layer. It's so pretty.