It’s been a lucky week for my daughter. I made her the Very Berry Tee from the recent Magknits. I know a few other people have made this. It’s an easy pattern and I thought a good choice for diving into sweaters. It took about a week to knit. She picked the color Reef in Knit Picks Shine. It’s a lovely jewel tone blue/green. I hadn’t used Shine before. It does shine and it is very soft. The first two skeins had knots and fuzzy spots that had to be cut out so I was kind of dissappointed but subsequent skeins were okay. I made the neck ribbed insted of garter stitch and I used 3 needle bind off on the underarm insted of kitchener. There were holes on either side of the join that had to be stitched up but they would have been there with the kitchener stitch too.
(I hope you all don’t mind looking at a bit of sewing!)
Then the other day we went to JoAnne’s Fabrics because my M-in-L had gotten me a Yarn-tainer for my birthday and I decided I wouldn’t use it. So I wanted to exchange it for something. I found the pre-smocke/elasticized fabric for making quick sun dresses there. I know another poster here made these for her daughters. Anyway the fabric was 39 cents an inch. The blue/green was 40% off. So with the return of the yarn tainer and the one color on sale I got enough fabric for two quick sun dresses for $7.85. Deal of the century! 4 hours later, including time to wash and dry the fabric, my daughter had two new sun dresses. She is a very girly girl so she is crazy about these.
I have started a pink shrug now for the hot pink one and have a plan in my head to make a different shrug for the other one…
So here is my daughter modeling these creations: