Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Knitting




A little of what I have been working on in the past couple of weeks. In an earlier post I said I had found an amazing designer on Ravelry. I have since purchased three of her patterns. The long pants here are all made from her pattern. She has also graciously given me permission to sell my knits, using her design for my Church Project. I am furiously knitting, trying to stock pile so that I will have them for the Christmas Bazaar season. All are made from 100% wool. Some machine washable and some not. All are hand washable. I made the hat and pants above, with the idea of them being purchased as a set. I will also be willing to sell them separately.
This little skirt and soaker is made from the same designer. I love the knit lace finish to the bottom of the skirt.



What I love especially about her long pant pattern is the gusset in the crotch. It works in very nicely and lies a bit flatter than the first pants I made. The two top pair are from a wool I found in my local yarn shop. The bottom brown pair is from yarn donated to me by my friend Debbie.


I absolutely love this skirt. It looks like a little cheer leaders skirt. It did take more yarn than the previous two skirts I have made, so I will be asking a little more for it than the others.
Being made of wool, all of these items can be worn over a cloth diaper without rubber pants. The wool wicks the wet away from the babies body, yet does not get soaking wet on the outside. This is all my mother used when we were babies. They called them soakers at the time.
Once again, remember all of my knit profit goes to help build my friends church in Dar es Salaam.
I am making slow progress, but I am making progress and pray for much more once the bazaar season arrives.
Right now I am asking God to not let my interest wane and to just keep me knitting.
I do love seeing the finished project, for sure.
On my needles right now is a sweater called the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
It is quite involved and I will be asking at least $40.00 for it once it is finished. I will post it as soon as I am done.

2 comments:

Therese said...

Absolutely beautiful! You inspire me!

Tatersmama said...

What beautiful stuff! I almost wish I had a little one to buy for! The little cheerleader skirt is more than adorable... *sigh*

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