Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
An Old Fashioned Sort of Girl
I was looking for something with a vintage kind of feel to it to complement the vintage pattern and reproduction fabric that make up the dress. I finally decided on the Short Rows Baby Jacket by Barbara Collins (free pattern available here) and another LTK pilot cap, with a crocheted flower accent.
Much like the dress, there is obviously lots of room to grow in this one. Though honestly, the dress isn’t anywhere near as loose as it once was. And I’m sure it won’t be long before this seems to fit “just right” too.
The truly ridiculous part is how proud I am of the fact that I crocheted that flower! If you could see some of my past attempts at crocheting, you’d probably understand why. Thankfully, I think that all such evidence has been disposed of. These two little flowers actually came together quite easily for me, so perhaps the time is ripe for me to give crochet another go??
I’ve never been a huge fan of the color yellow. A couple of years ago, I got friendly with a certain shade of pale buttery yellow, and that was where my interest stopped. But ever since knitting Màiri’s blanket, it’s nearly become an obsession with me. Suddenly I’ve found myself wanting to make everything, everywhere yellow.
The darker of the two yarns is Cascade ECO+ shade #8457. The lighter is a delicious silk/merino blend by Plymouth Yarn.
Speaking of delicious, would you just look at that…