It has been so mildly beautiful here in northern Colorado, that moving onto more spring-like knits seemed the obvious choice. This yarn, Malabrigo Rios in Plomo, was originally purchased to make a sweater for myself. Um, yeah, until realizing four different dye lots were sent. So there goes that idea....thanks Craftsy. Anyways, it turned out to be a perfect color for this little gal, and weight for the expanded version of the Bitty Caps Tee, In Caps Tee. It now includes 9 sizes from 0-6mo, all the way to 12 years. Time to dig out the sewing machine to whip up some skirts, with leggings underneath of course.
To also keep myself in check with the actual season we are in, a matching hat naturally follows. Capped mimics the open raglan increases of the tee and the buttoned ribbed edge. Love how the decreasing on the crown ends with what looks like a tiny, star-like flower. Surprised myself on that one! These are also the same beautiful, wooden heart buttons from Wooly Moss Roots that are used on the original pattern. Sunny loves them! Probably because she loves Valentine's Day.
Readers get a free, limited time copy of the patterns through Valentine's Day. Email me at email@example.com Subject:freevalentinepattern , and let me know which pattern you would like...or both.
FREE PATTERN GIVEAWAY UPDATE: I received such a lovely response yesterday from many of you and would like to extend a slightly altered giveaway through Wednesday, the 15th. Choose any one of my 3 for sale patterns, In Caps Tee, Capped or the Foothills Cowl, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: freevalentinepattern and let me know which pattern you would like.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Sharing today with other makers at Frontier Dreams.
Reading and Knitting(joining the Yarn Along Wednesday to share knitting and good reads with other crafters): So I ditched the Biodynamic Gardening book from last week, good for a flip through and that was about it. So I replaced it with another Michael Pollan book. This time "Cooked". Nope not done with "Second Nature" yet, but surely I should be able to handle two Pollan books simultaneously... I also pulled out two books that I am halfway through, but put on hold because of our move. "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson and "The Rainbow" by D.H. Lawrence.