Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I also include in the pattern tutorial to make picot bind off, to attach the pocket, and to make button loops using tapestry needle (if you don't know how to crochet).Pattern is available in both sport and DK weight yarn
Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 years
Finished measurement: Chest: 58, 63.5, 68.5, 72 and 76 cm or 22.8, 25, 27, 28.5, 30 inchesNeedle: 3.50 (size 4) 80 cm long circular needle for Sport weight and 3.75 mm (size 5) 80 cm long circular needle for DK.
Crochet Hook (optional): 2 mm for sport and 3 mm for DK weight
Yarn: Sport or DK Weight
Yarn requirement: Sport Weight: 2 years: 725 meter, 4 years: 770 meter, 6 years: 850 meter, 8 years: 910 meter, 10 years: 975 meter. DK Weight: 2 years: 500 meter, 4 years: 540 meter, 6 years: 600 meter, 8 years: 640 meter, 10 years: 680 meter.
Notion: Tapestry needle, buttons (2 pcs), marker, scrap yarn, ribbon.
Sport Weight: 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.5 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
Double Knit Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.75 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
All about this project in my blog
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Actually Elann Sonata is a DK weight yarn, however, I felt that DK is too thick to my climate. The yarn is 4 ply, I remove 1 ply and make it only 3 ply to make it sport weight. The result is just nice.
I made the pocket apple shape, because I felt that just plain square pocket is boring. I am happy with the result as it really made this dress very cute. I also made the sleeves a bit ruffled by increasing in the shoulder. I made this dress a bit bigger so she can wear it longer. Too bad that I only have 5 balls of yarn, because I think I need another ball to make it longer.
Pattern: Lauri Dress
Materials: Elann Sonata. Color: Yellow. Qty: 5 x 50 gram
Needles: Addi Metal Circular Needle 3.50 mm
Total Cost: Yarn USD 10,- plus shipping USD 10,- Total USD 20,-
Start Date: 30 March 2008
Finish Date: 23 April 2008
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Friday, June 06, 2008
Pattern: Colorful Blanket (125 x 145 cm)
Source: Lets Knit Series
Monday, June 02, 2008
This top I made long time ago. Probably more than 10 years ago. The pattern is from Japanese pattern book. Actually this was a tank top. I made this for me when I was as skinny as a stick. Now it's too small for me to wear.
I weaved ribbon on the waist and let Lauri to wear it now as a dress.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
The answer of my question in previous post, Fiori was the first photo, wore blue shirt and Lauri was the second photo, wore pink shirt with ribbon on her head.
I had a very quick labor on 21 May 2008. The contraction actually started when I woke up in the morning, but it's still not very painful and very sporadic. I still waited for Lauri in the Kindy. After that, I went to see my Gynea for my weekly check up. However, on the way home around 2 PM, my contraction came every 10 minutes. I told hubby to get ready, because I got the feeling that the baby will be born that evening. True enough, around 4 PM, I got contraction every 5 minutes, but not so painful yet. I still managed to bath Lauri, took a bath myself, washed my hair, did some chores, then I noticed my contraction getting stronger. At that point, I called my hubby that still in the office and told him to come back ASAP.
I arrived in hospital at 7 PM. At that time I got contraction every 3 minutes and very painful one. The baby born at 9.43 PM. So, compare with last time (12 hours labor), this was a very quick labor.
Her weight was only 3.20 kg and 50 cm long. Smaller than Lauri, which was 3.6 kg and 56 long. Both have dimple on the left cheek.