Friday, September 3, 2010

An AFO!

Almost...  Needs a button!
This has been a challenge... ever since I cast on with the wrong number (too few), and then too many, but I survived and I think it will be lovely.


It's really a top but I'm visualizing more of a tunic length, and until I see my little one in it, I'll reserve judgement on its size.  The sleeves are hemmed up with the intent that it can be worn as a short top in the future.


Ahem.  About the crocheted edges  (I'm not a fan of the process.): I like the finished edges. 


AHEM.  Embroidery: I thought I liked it, until I took a look at my handiwork.  Let it be known that I'm not going into THAT business!  And I'm really putting myself out there when I post this next detailed picture.
This is the first time that I noticed my MAJOR flub examining the close-up.  Otherwise... the little girl in it will detract from my sewing abilities!
(The back is identical, with a slit and button closure.)
Pattern Info:

Princess by Marie Wallin, The Organic Cotton Kids Collection Rowan Purelife
Size: 12 month
Needle:   US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Yarn:   Filatura Di Crosa Dolce Amore, 100% cotton, 50 g/198 yds
How much?  3 skeins of main color, + 30 g of contrasting colors
Colorway:   lilac, blue, tan, white
Purchased at Purl Diva in Brunswick, Maine
Purchase date  July 5, 2010
Cast on, Bind off:  July 13 - September 2, 2010
Notes:  Me being Contrary Mary, I used a different weight yarn, and knit the body on circular needles.  Pattern instructions are for back and front separately.  Cast on 220 stitches.

1 comment:

  1. A work of art, but I am like you with the Embroidery.

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