Lately it feels-around these parts-that Shannon and I are competing at being the most productive/creative. His soaps and candles and candies are amazing and inspirational. 2 nights ago I found an adorable, free pattern for a knit cardigan on Purl Bee. I though, hey, I have lots of small ends of sock yarn, I could make that…for…Sasha? So I dug her out of a box, along with her bff Thumbelina, and got to work.
Yeah, I know, cute eh? I messed up the pattern a little, I forgot the 3k sts at the start of each p row, but that’s ok. Also, Sasha isn’t exactly the same shape as the Purl rabbit, so I tweaked it a bit around the neckline and added a heart button to keep it closed. Then I made her a matching head kerchief. Of course she needed a new dress and tights, so I made those too, the dress out of an old purse I made years ago that wanted reclaiming and the tights out of an old pair of Ari’s (ignore the hole!).
Then I gave Thumbelina lots of love too, her arms were both falling off and empty of stuffing, so I took care of those first, then made her tights and sleeves, a simple dress with a draw string neckline and matching kerchief to hide her rather unfortunate hair. Think Andy Warhol’s lovechild. I have a sweater planned for her too, winter is coming!
Now back to my own sweater.