Line’s second birthday

Last Sunday Line, my brother’s youngest, celebrated her second birthday!
It has become a sort of a tradition that I give the girls something I made myself for their birthdays and this time was no different.

This time I chose a pattern that has been in my favourites for a while now, but I never made it, since it only comes in one size, namely 2 years. I’m talking about the violet dress by Shelby Dyas. But I didn’t use violet to knit this number, but went for a random stripe.

I really liked how this version turned out, but still I was in doubt about the size. I always think my knitwork will be too small, even when experience tells me it is usually too big. So yeah, due to the doubt, I decided to knit up a second dress which would be a tad bit larger, by recalculating the stitches. I also made the armholes a little nicer by using the ribstitch. For this version I only used one colour, a beautiful grassy green.

As anticipated, both dresses fit Line perfectly, even while wearing a shirt underneath. She’ll be able to enjoy these dresses for a while still 😀



The details
Pattern: Violet dress by Shelby Dyas
Yarn: Zeeman Super Soft Baby in light blue (59g), dark blue (28g) and coral (22g) for the striped dress grassy green (105g) for the uni-colour dress
Needle: 4mm
Gauge: 10cm² = 21 stitches over 28 rows
Size: as written for the striped dress and recalculated with a cast on of 92 stitches for the green dress
Ravelry project: striped dress & green dress

Fox for baby Thomas

In October a friend/colleague became mom of a little boy, Thomas.
Of course I also wanted to make something myself to give when I went to visit, and when I saw the birth announcement, I immediately knew that that something would be a fox. First I had wanted to imitate the fox from the announcement, but then I saw this pattern by TitesMainsdeKhuccay and I was immediately sold.

I followed the pattern to the T, while quite literally adding a big T to the salopette of the fox.


Little Thomas has a new friend now 😀


Pullover with cache-coeur

This school year I signed up for sewing lessons for the third year in a row. This time for the “Leisure” module, which means that the focus is more on tricot fabrics.
The first project of the school year was a top with a cache-coeur neckline. I chose a slightly heavier tricot in a beautiful plum purple, so it would become a sweater rather than a blouse.


The fabric is really super nice and the resulting piece of clothing is really suitable as a sweater, but I’m not completely convinced that it looks flattering on me. I have the feeling that it makes me look a lot fatter than I am. So yes, nice sewing experience, but not 100% convinced that the end result is one for me …