Friday, March 31, 2006

A Little Progress

I have been working on the yarn I brought home the other day. I am making a little progress. The pile of cotton is soon to be a toddler dress from the Knitting in the Round book. The pattern is called Summer Treats. I am relatively happy with the way it is turning out. It will definitely need a good soak to smooth things out a bit. But I am having fun knitting it. I am not sure what the little blue things are supposed to be but my youngest informs me that it is cotton candy the others are popsicles and ice cream cones. I am almost to the armhole gotta love those toddler size patterns for a quick knit. .

And the ball of gold Cascade and the Mango Moon Bali Sky recycled viscose became yet another Sophie Bag. I wanted to see if this material would hold up in the wash , and it did. It lost a little of its luster though, I was expecting it to "pop" a little more. Overall I am happy with the way it turned out.

Well, I think that is all to report today. The oldest has a band contest tonight, I need to decide which pair of socks to bring along with me to work on. There is always a lot of time to knit during those..

Happy knitting to all.


Karen said...

The dress is so cute. You are so good at "two fisted" knitting. And the bag looks great too.

Sue said...

I love the bag! The color definitely reminds me of Mangos which are one of my favorite fruits - especially the ones from Hawaii. The dress will be darling - please post a completed pix when done.

Rebecca said...

The dress is adorable! Which stranding method are you using? I like the Philosopher's Wool method. The Sophie bag is nice, too. Where did you get the pattern?

monica said...

Rebecca, the Sophie is a free on line pattern from MagKnits it is a Black Sheep Bags pattern. And I like the two handed Philosopher's Wool way of stranding also. Thanks for looking,