In between knitting bonnets and planting a spring garden, I have been diligently slaving away like an ox on two more Spring Pin-Striped Sweater Tee’s, in fingering weight sock yarn, in a size 34 and 32 for some big kids. (Jeff’s nieces who live in Vancouver, as we’re going to visit them in May.) In addition to the original pair I made around the vernal equinox (first day of spring) for my nieces in 28 & 32, I will say, that I am going dizzy with the little tiny stripes, miles of them, unending. I will be going for more long knit-walks in the next weeks to get these critters off the needles, because as of yet, I am only 1/3 along the way of the first... panic! I am refining the instructions with this last two tee’s, so that I might hopefully have a pattern of some sort together in another few weeks (cross fingers) before summer.
But wait, that’s not it ! I never showed you this one, knit a few weeks ago. I had opportunity to quickly knit (read ; rabidly knitting for two days, ripping & knitting over, ripping & knitting over again) a wee tee for a darling wee girl.
Totally improvovised, ever so slightly bell-shaped, I couldn’t even say as to what I did, as I just needed it done, and made it in 2 days with some left-over sock yarn I had handy . . .
Here’s Mini Tee,
((event being a very recent Easter hunt))
on a Super Mini Model . . .
I was rather suprised that the colors worked ! How cheery and old-fashioned even !
“Firecracker Red” and “Tranquil”
color combo really came together for us.
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Project details on Ravelry HERE
That’s so cute. I love those colours. Your little model is beautiful! For some reason, red and green take me right back to Christmas time – my favourite time of year! How are you hen? X
Kelly hen, thank you…. I’m well, but knitting too much I’m afraid… 😉 The color in the mini tee is almost a blue… it’s a light seafoam green I suppose. So you’re a Christmas girl !
Absolutely adore this…and the colour combo is perfect. It looks like a robin egg blue on my computer screen…and with the cherry red…it’s stunning. You are a talent to behold, my friend. xo
Oh thank you so much Debbie, for your delightful praise. 🙂 I am pleased as to how it turned out too ! Off to knit-walk now… xx
That little mini-tee is too cute. Love the colors. That seafoam green is very calm indeed.
Thanks Morrie ! Hey, I am a gardening fool today.., not going to get much knitting done.
Just a wee sweetie. Lovely tee.
Hi Lizzi ~~~ thanks ! At this point, I may not even bother to publish the pattern, but maybe just post a pattern on Yarnings or something (I’ve never considered before now, that I could do that!). Thinking about it 🙂 xx
What a good idea.
Just adorable, and I do love the colours used together….somehow reminds me of our kitchen when I was really young…..strange that……?
Right Anne… thats what I remember, those colors are a ‘vintage’ combination now. I’m not surprised to think your kitchen was done in those colors. Ours was probably too (actually, I remember avacado green and golden yellow or orange in our kitchen in the 60’s 😉
Such a sweet tee! The colors are lovely!
I love crochet, but I like checking out knittings too.
Thanks so much ! I just love your Victorian lace collar ‘necklace’ that you’re wearing. Maybe I ought to try crochet ! 🙂
And I just love crocheting these collars!
Believe it or not, since browsing on our blog, I’m now pattern hunting on Burda. I’ve never been on their on-line site, and I absolutely love it ! I have been in a sewing hibernation for a long long time , but really want… no … need to sew that skirt you have, yet it seems to have disappeared. No matter, I still love all the choices on Burda. So much in the style of Bohemian folk, absolutely love it !
Cute!!!! Is that little Nora? She’s so adorable!!! And I love the sweater tee! OMG they are so CUTE together!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Nina ! Nora is Jeff’s grand-daughter, the little one in this photo is Naomi’s grand-daugher ! xx