Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Completed Belle

It's been a busy few days.  Sammie had Space Camp every day at her old pre-school last week, Ruby turned one on Wednesday, I had a booth at the Edmonds market all day Saturday, taught Sunday school and card class on Sunday, and then had another card class last night, and will have one more class tonight.  Whew!

In the midst of all that, I managed to get a little knitting in.  I finished the Belle sweater - designed by Cosette Cornelius-Bates (Cosy).  You can check out her AWESOME blog here: www.cosymakes.com and her fabulous Etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cosymakes.

I'm so pleased with how the sweater turned out.  It's a fast and simple knit - and best of all NO SEAMING!  I knit Belle in the 24 month size and it fits Ruby perfectly.  Keep in mind that Ru is only 12 months old, but she's in the 85-90th percentile for both height and weight so she fits in 18-24 month clothes now.

Here are a few shots... sorry about the runny nose.  Ru caught her first cold.  Poor baby!  I'm amazed I even got one of her smiling, because she's been SOOOO crabby the past two days.  Praying the rest of us don't get it!

I still need to block the sweater so that the ruffles and button band lay correctly.  For the non-knitters, blocking is where you wash your garment, then lay it out as you want it to look and pin it, so that when it dries the wool will take on that desired shape.  

The sweater is knit in Merisoft Merino in HP66 and SPD332.  I used Malabrigo worsted in 204 velvet grapes for the button band.  The buttons are from Close To My Heart.  Gotta love it when your scrapbooking supplies can double as knitting supplies.

Ruby took her first steps a few days ago.  She's really starting to get the hang of it!

The back:


Lisa Stenz said...

Darling! (Both the sweater and Ru!) *Ü*

Lori said...

Ru looks so adorable in that sweater. Love the colors. Happy Birthday little Ru.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Ruby is a darling model, even sick!

I remember when my DD went to Space Camp - I hope Sammie enjoyed it as much as my girl did!

Your knitting is SO pretty - Wow!

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Amy Pitts said...

Wow wow wow! This is the cutest little sweater ever. I love it! I wish my little one still fit into 24 months but alas she is into
3T's now.

Anonymous said...

Priceless! You couldn't have a better model. :-) Love the sweater, the colors, the flounce, the sweet little girl, the tiny little teeth, the little hands and feet, the courage to get up and walk...

You are a blessed woman indeed! Couldn't happen to a nicer woman.

Sorry to hear Ruby isn't well. Hope she gets over it quickly & no one else gets it.