I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Monday, August 11, 2008
We were off to upstate NY where my hubby's family has a lake house on Lake Ontario. Oh!!! what a vacation. Sun, waves, body surfing, family parties and just plain old relaxation! 11 days of good food and trashy novels! What more could you ask for? While I was there I did spend a little time working on my soon to be born niece's goodies. Some baby booties and a toddler's jacket. Here they are.
I will say that the sweater is a little bit difficult. These Make It Yourself books were written in the 70's and the patterns are not as well constructed as newer patterns. This sweater is made from the top down with lace weight cotton. I fear that the way the sleeves are made there will be bunching at the underarms, though in the picture it looks snug enough. I have now read the pattern a couple of times and think I can work it out....we will see if my crochet skills are up to snuff.
The baby booties were a pattern found on ravelry! Thank you Miss Mouse for signing me up!