I just finished another Coco dress. I bought this coral coloured jersey which was the perfect weight for this dress but I felt was a little bright to make the whole dress in. So I decided to pair it with this grey jersey and have a go at making a colour block version. I love it but, unfortunately, forgot to lengthen it this time so I will get a consensus of opinion from family and
blunt honest friends and, if they think it’s too short for me, I’ll have to hand it over to one of the Madamoiselles. I think you can usually get away with things a little shorter in the summer with bare legs and flats but we’ll see.
(The ombré effect here is due to bad lighting rather than the fabric and my paintwork morphing into different shades)
Only a couple of days to go until the Lladybird and Tangled Threads’ Outfit Along starts so I wanted to finish up some projects I had on the go and start with a clean (ish) slate.
As I explained here this Outfit Along comprises a dress (or skirt) and a cardigan to go with it. The suggested pattern for the dress is Simplicity 1803 which I already have and had bought the fabric for some time ago and the cardigan is the new one from Andi Satterlund called Myrna.
I’m going to make the one in the bottom right hand corner with the short sleeves and button embellishments.
Here’s the cardi I’m going to make.
There are lots of gorgeous fabric and yarn choices going on and I’ve been watching the Ravelry thread to see what people are choosing. However, much as I like the bright, patterned fabrics, I’m taking into consideration my lifestyle, location, age, wearing opportunities and going with something a bit more ‘sensible’ or let’s use the word ‘classic’ as it sounds slightly less boring.
So, these are my fabric and yarn choices. What do you think? Be quick and tell me if you don’t think they’d work as I start the day after tomorrow!
I’m sure I will have time to do plenty of other things at the the same time – we have until the end of July after all – and the dress shouldn’t take me long but I only knit in the evenings so the cardigan is likely to be the thing in danger of not being finished so no more knitting projects until afterward.
I just had time to finish off this cute baby jacket which will, eventually, be in my shop as I have lots of plans for more hand knit baby wear but I’ve got to complete a few more yet before I put them in the shop.
I’m frantically sewing up a knitted jacket for myself – don’t you just hate the sewing up part of knitting? – then that will be out of the way and I can cut out and cast on.