Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Makings...

All this hot weather is both a curse and a blessing. It is (once again) way too hot to be outside too long, but that also means that it is actually quite nice to be inside and make something!  {smile}

Pocket and fabric details...

Last week I made Tif's 'DottieAngelFrock' and I love it so much that I'm already planning another version with fabric that I bought from her last Friday at her yard sale.
I made the version above a little bit shorter than the original pattern and that was a mistake. I haven't finished the hem yet and am now thinking of adding some lace for lengthening... I also added 1 1/2 inches to the neckline and 3 inches to the back neckline and the ric-rac between the two fabrics. Love it!

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In between I'm still knitting of course, but I must admit; this TinCanKnits pattern is tres tricky!  I have to concentrate so hard on every single stitch that I can only do a few rows at a time...

I love seeing the waves pattern emerge...

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Sometimes you just want to do some 'simple' knitting, so I've started another pair of socks with self-striping yarn designed by Arne & Carlos. This is what I've done so far:

And this is what it is supposed to look like in the end:

Can't wait to see the finished results. I'm going to try a new heel pattern for this one called the Fish Lips Kiss Heel. Hopefully I like it better than the previous one I've tried...

That's it for now. Enjoy all the sunshine! (if you have any that is...)

PS: I totally forgot to add this fabulous dress designed by Marcy Tilton for Vogue! All the fabrics are stretchy and this dress is just soooo comfy and stylin, I think... <wink> I bought a couple more of her patterns so you should see some of them all sewn up sometime in the Fall I expect...

The picture was taken last weekend when it was somewhat chilly,
hence the homemade socks...


  1. Dat Dottie Angel jurkje heeft precies succes, ik heb het al op verschillende blogs zien opduiken. Het is ook echt leuk, lijkt me ook comfortabel om te dragen. Je hebt mooie stofjes gebruikt !
    En die sjaal die je bezig bent, dát is prachtig breiwerk ! Ik kan geloven dat je daar je concentratie moet bijhouden, bij dat patroon !!

  2. Oh, ik moet meteen aan Zweden denken bij je eerste jurk, geweldig!! En het tweede zou ik graag in mijn kast hebben :) Knap dat je dit allemaal gemaakt heb, ik vind het super!! Mag ik vragen welke wol je gebruikt voor de sjaal van Tin? Hij is ongelofelijk mooi, ik vraag me al langer af welke wol dit is en waar ik hem zou kunnen bestellen. Groetjes vanuit een ongelofelijk nat, koud en winderig Zeeland!

  3. Mooie maaksels weer allemaal, ongelooflijk dat breiwerk!

  4. Wow, so lovely, all of it! I love the frock, and the other dress...looks incredibly comfy, almost wanting me to have one (I never wear dresses). I admire your courage in taking on the intricate knitting pattern, the result is amazing though. Keep on making!!!

  5. Leuk en stoer, en zelfs een beetje Pippi ;)
    Mooi sokkengaren en prachtig patroon voor de sjaal.


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