Hello to you! It’s been kind of a slow week or two around here, but I wanted to pop in and say hello. I am still working on the hat set knitting pattern for Amelia Thimble and Pukipuki. I think one more proofread, then it’ll be ready to turn into a multi-page pdf, and then it’ll be ready for Ravelry and for you.
I sample knit the three hats from the pattern. It’s been sooo long since I made these little hats that I forgot the needle size I normally use (I could have read the pattern!) and used one size larger. I found that the samples still fit Amelia Thimble (a tad big), but fit Pukipuki much better–happy accident.
My Pukipuki Sugar claimed the basic cap with pompom, so I knit her up a little dress. A little more embroidery and some pearl bead buttons and she’ll have her very own spring dress/hat set.
My daughter is learning to dye yarn. I think she took to it much quicker than I did; this is her first try! It seems I am always overdyeing my “ugly” yarn. I finally purchased a long rectangular pan so that we can speckle the yarn. First, she added watercolor looking areas of lemon and pinks, then removed most of the water, so the berry speckles would stick without dissolving. She dyed four skeins for a sweater. She is quite ambitious! I am hoping that there is enough leftover, so I can use this beautiful colorway to knit a pair of socks.
She is knitting the No Frills Sweater by Petite Knits. The instructions blew my mind (doesn’t take much), but she calmly figured it out on her own, and with the help of what is out there about this pattern online.
Her hand dyed yarn is knitting up so prettily! It reminds me of pink lemonade with splashes of berry.
We’re having a sunny and breezy and coolish day today. I don’t care about the wind or temperature–the sunshine is the best. Tomorrow it will snow! *ugh*
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and are getting some sunshine too. Thank you so very much for stopping by today! Sending a weekend hug to you!