Anouk action shot!

I finally gave my baby Anouk dress to it’s new owner Joey! I altered the pattern from Knitty’s original by changing the pocket shape and location, and adding lace hearts along the bottom.

She’s sooo cute!!

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~M

Jenny Bag and Sitcom Chic Progress

I finished the purse I made for my friend’s birthday, lined and everything! I designed it myself as I went along, I’ll try and add a pattern eventually. I have lots of pattern making to get caught up on these days! I knit the purse in Bernat Satin in blue and brown on size 8 needles, and I used some cotton animal print fabric for the lining and hand-stitched it in. I just got my grandmother’s awesome sewing machine, but I need some practice before actually MAKING something with it. Anyways, I love how the purse ended up – so here are some pics:

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As for progress on Sitcom Chic, I’m done the body part and one sleeve. I’m about 1/4 done the second sleeve now, and it’s looking great! Here are some pics so far:

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That’s the detail of the subtle wasitline detailing I added to the pattern, I hope it turns out!

Let me know what you think about the purse!
~M

What’s on the needles at the moment….

So I’ve been pretty sick with some cold/flu thing this week, so the knitting has been going pretty well since I’ve been at home for a couple of half-days. I’m currently working on Knitty’s Sitcom Chic in a self-striping white to chartreuse 100% cotton yarn. I’ve just added an empire waistline detailing inspired from a few Fitted Knits pattern that I really hope turns out. I’m knitting this for my mom for Christmas to wear in Mexico when we’re there for my wedding. I really, really hope the shaping turns out, cause it could be disasterous if the detailing don’t hit under the bust!

I’m also working on a clutch for my friend’s birthday…which happens to be on Sunday so I’m trying to knit up a storm finishing it on time b/c I still have to sew in a lining and a zipper too! ACK! I’ve never put a lining or zipper into a purse before either, so I want to have enough time to get it right. Any advice or tips would be much appreciated!! I’m making the purse in a periwinkle-blue yarn and the pattern is my own, and totally improvised as I’m going. I’m not too worried though b/c the construction is so simple….so let’s hope it turns out well!

~M