Yay it’s June!!!
Hello to you all!
These past weeks I’ve been enjoying spring time here in northern Illinois. That is, weather permitting. We had a most dreary and rainy May, but that didn’t stop me from finding those rare days and to enjoy the blossoms growing around me and at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
I’ve also been doing a little knitting, and I mean a little, sorry nothing more to show. I am finding it hard getting my knitting and ‘making’ mojo back after my hiatus. My mind wants to create, create, create, but my body is still slow. By the way, I thank you all for being patient with me. There is so much I want to do… I have faith things will improve albeit rather slowly.
Here is something I managed to accomplish. I won’t mention how long this took to knit…
Off my knitting needles and currently blocking is a sweater dress for the Little Darlings. When picking out a color for this project, sunny yellow seemed the perfect color to knit with during our dreary spring weather.
The sweater dress is knit with Aunt Lydia’s bamboo thread. It’s comparable to #10 cotton crochet thread, but has lots more drape. I love this thread, and was very disappointed when it was discontinued by Red Heart. I’ve also used this bamboo thread interchangeably with fingering weight yarn. The stitch gauge is pretty much the same (maybe a tad smaller, but needs no adjustment). However, garments knit up shorter, which can easily be adjusted by adding some additional rows.
I’ve previously made three sweater dresses for the Little Darlings out of this thread (see photos below). I think embroidery really looks delicate and beautiful on these dresses. I look forward to picking out colors and getting started!
Wishing you all a beautiful day and evening, and sending you a dolly hug from my Little Darlings to you!
Thank you for stopping by, my friends.