Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Before and After

Before.......

and after:

I was tooling right along on these pants that I found on Ravelry. Miss Fancy Pants. Unfortunately, after awhile, it dawned on me that maybe they weren't quite as big as I thought they were. It had been awhile since I'd seen Marty and, sure enough, he had the nerve to actually to grow out of them before they were finished! The yarn is Cascade 220 in Summer Sky Heather. The pattern is only written for one size, and I'm sure I could figure out how to size it up, except that I was tired of the whole project, and wanted to move on....
So, before.....

and after......

These pants were a trial run for a pair I need to make for Marty's christening. The pattern is Melanie's Adorabubbleknits Pants made from the top down version. The yarn is Louet Riverstone in Champagne and I just love this yarn!! It is so soft and wonderful to work with. I took the project with me on vacation and just sort of changed the pattern as I went along. I wanted something more interesting than just stockinette stitch. There is a decidedly Aran feel to these pants which is perfect for a little Irishman. I would have liked to have worked out the design on graph paper first, but I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out anyway, especially since the Atlantic Ocean was competing for my attention! Now, if only this pair is big enough.....

1 comment:

Kathy said...

How cute! My kids decided on disposable diapers....