Tuesday, April 30, 2013

knitting bonnets and a colorful little quilt


Yes, little Elsie now has a bonnet that fits, though you see it here still unfinished. Soon too I will cast on for another, I am having some more ideas for the pattern. And because this one fits, but only just barely. The yarn is so pretty, I am loving knitting with it.

This little quilt did not turn out to be quite what I had originally intended, and I think I am happy about that. I guess that's what happens when you start something one year and then finish it a couple (few maybe) years later. It is making a just right play quilt for Elsa though. She likes it very much.  It sure is bright, but that's what I do in the spring, pull out all the most colorful cheerful colors I can find. I decided to just let the quilting lines be not too straight or evenly spaced. Kind of a bad idea, cause I feel like it just looks like I did a messy job. I think next time I am going to have to go for perfectly straight. Yes. On all the lines where I was "stitching in the ditch" it is pretty much perfect though ;)
(Sorry, can't help it. I have tried to let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies, but when it comes to sewing I just cannot...)

Other happy handwork plans include a little teething doll (teething!), and we have birthdays coming up soon! So it's time to be putting more thought into that...

Oh, and the wooden doll. She is new to us and she was recently born in the forest, and she is Swedish (so I am told..) She does not have a name yet, so if you have any suggestions? Also, her head might still get sanded.

And hooray, this week I am finally once again joining Nicole for her Keep Calm Craft On!



Tonya Gunn said...

What a beautiful quilt - but little Elsa,even more so!
What a sweet gift that quilt is to your littlest.
Thinking of you.
Love, Tonya

Mama Ash Grove said...

Oh Renee, I love that quilt! And that plump little lady on it!

momto5 said...

what a lovely quilt. your wee babe is pretty darn lovely as well. ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely projects, beautiful baby! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Renee, your quilt is very beautiful!!!