Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Wonders - S

S is for Stash.

I'm combining the Saturday stash report with the Sunday alphabet series.  Both were casualties of the BIG April A -Z challenge and a lazy Saturday yesterday.  Slow is another S-word.  I have lots of Show and tell for today, though. 

It seems I've become addicted to the little slipper socks for babies.  And I managed a pair of purple Mary Janes, too.  Who wouldn't want a pair of purple shoes? 

I found this gorgeous little dress idea in the latest Debbie Bliss mag.  So cute.  It's still in,progress as I haven't quite finished sewing the skirt to the bodice and it needs a bit of a press.   I did intend it for my youngest grand-daughter but she may have outgrown it without even trying it on.  I'm waiting for some current measurements.  If it's too small, it will go in the donation box and I can try another size.  Right?  There's always more fabric in that particular Stash, too.

Remember the Year of the Dragon cardi?  It was quickly becoming the 'Drag On' cardi.  It was even Draggin' for a while there.  I just couldn't make up my mind what to do to finish the front.  Buttons were supposed to fit through the pattern stitches down the front.  There are holes - no actual buttonholes - but they were smaller than I liked - the buttons would have been really insignificant.  So, I opted for a zipper and I just happened to have exactly the right length in my Stash.  Is that not meant to be?

And, currently on the needles...another Debbie Bliss design.  This is going to be my Fancy-pants Summer Cardi.  It's going so quickly and I love the yarn.  It was just hanging out in the Stash.  It's sort of mohair-y but not as much halo.  There are two different fibers because the light bounces off them differently giving a really interesting color effect.  I'm not sure where it even came from but I'm glad it wandered my way. 

And that's what I've been doing the last few weeks.  I'll be back with the regularly scheduled programming next weekend. 


Joyful said...

You've been busy! I love the little booties.

Mimi said...

Oh you have been busy, and productive too!
I love the dress, what a good idea! And if it manages to reduce 2 stashes in one fell swoop, that's even better! Debbie Bliss patterns seem to be all gorgeous- all my favourites on Ravelry are hers!
Booties and both cardis are also gorgeous. Some great work there!

Maria said...

I love the little dress too, so I do hope it fits! It is a good style for a quickly growing baby, because as long as it fits around the chest, it can move from a dress to a long shirt with leggings and an empire waist :)

Rudee said...

The booties are so sweet.

That little dress is adorable. I hope she hasn't outgrown it already. Debbie Bliss patterns are a joy to knit.

Ginny said...

I love this bright sweater, and the little dress is so sweet!

Rose said...

Wow, you have some very pretty projects! I love them all but I think I like the dress the best! Oh how I wish I had been a knitter when my girls were little. I sewed then but didn't knit.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You have been quite industrious!! I am really looking forward to seeing that fancy pants finished!! blessings ~ Tanna

EmptyNester said...

I love the little booties too! I even enjoyed knitted them...once I stopped knitting two right feet and actually made the left ones. LOL

Anonymous said...

COnsidering how busy you have been, you have made lovely creations as well. Baby shoes are so cute.


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