Monday, February 06, 2012

Baby blanket for grandson

January was a busy one! I managed to eek out a couple sewing projects and this baby blanket for Mark's son and DIL who gave birth to a beautiful little boy a couple weeks ago, their second child. It is knit in Cotton Ease (of course!) I found the pattern on Ravelry here and loved all the variations. I decided to once again use a random stripe pattern and this blanket will coordinate nicely with the one I made for his cousin last year.

Speaking of CottonEase, these colors are long retired but they are called popsicle (turquoise), blueberry, candy blue, vanilla and licorice. I still have tons of the old CE left as a result of my little hoarding episode in 2005. I think I have every color in my stash except the strawberry creme. It does make a great baby yarn though since it is washable and even dryable but still quite soft for a cotton yarn. Even though I've done some de-stashing over the years, I've held on to this yarn.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Austin Confetti Top - Vogue 8634

At the Austin PR weekend in November, several of us purchased a slinky knit from The Common Thread. In fact, we may have bought the whole bolt! I forgot to record what the fiber content is but I suspect it's a rayon knit. I decided to use mine for another tunic from Vogue 8634. My first one was made with a sweater knit but I thought it would adapt well to this drapier fabric; and I was right! I love how it turned out. I made the same size but I took in about an inch on the side seams so it would fit a little more closely.

My serger did NOT like this fabric. I never figured out the problem but I'm glad I'm done with it!