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Friday, May 05, 2006

That's a wrap

Deadlines? I make deadlines every single day. I laugh at deadlines. See, I got this little number done with nearly three days to spare.

OK, I was starting to get a tad worried that I wasn't going to finish Blossom before Sunday's baby shower, what with all of the mattress stitch and sewing. I can estimate knitting time pretty well, but who knows how long it will take to embroider lazy daisies and fern stitch?

I picked yellow yarn because I thought the intended recipient, a co-worker of mine, wouldn't want violently feminine clothes for her little one. I thought the green ribbon had a similar effect, plus it matches the green embroidery. (And I had it around.)

For a refresher course on embroidery, I broke out my Joann's Guide to Creativity, a book I purchased for a song a few years back. It doesn't delve too deeply into anything, but gives you a great overview of everything from beading to quilting to stenciling

Now I must return my attentions to my Prepster Jacket! I was cruising at first but have really stalled. Only a few inches to go on the second sleeve, yet I can't make myself finish it. Fear not, selfish knitting will re-assert itself once again.

And, yes, I waited until the very last second to decide, but I'm going to the Sheep and Wool Fest on Saturday! I'll be heading down with Julsey, so let me know if you will be there. Now I need to go to bed. Perhaps I'll count sheep?


Blogger Rachel said...

That dress is very cute! I really like the details you've added. And we're all looking forward to the Prepster. No pressure :)
Have a great time at the festival! Take some pics for those of us on the other coast if you get a chance.

3:20 AM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

I love it!!!! That embroidery is darling.

MSW was not on my radar until late last night when I was reading some blogs. Now I really want to go! Maybe I will see you there...

6:30 AM  
Blogger Kelly B said...

That dress is adorable! The embroidery really makes it.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh my goodness, is that cute! I love the embroidery colors against the yellow. Very girly without being sickening.

Have fun at MSW and post lots of photos!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

So very cute! I love that yellow :)

This means I get to see you again! Do you still have my number?

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

What a sweet little sweater! The embroidery really adds a special little touch. Great job! Have fun at MS&W!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is just adorable and marvelous. I think the mother-to-be will be touched beyond belief. Great job!

10:22 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

what a cute wrap! i love the embroidery! it's the perfect addition to that knit.

10:28 AM  
Blogger the knitrider said...

at least its violently adorable. i really love the embroidery, it just is the perfect touch.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Julsey said...

woo hoo! that is so freakin cute. you're a talented embroiderer!

Can't wait for's tomorrow!
Did you get directions yet? email me if you need more info!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous amanda said...

The dress is adorable! I love the little flowers and ribbon. Have a great time in Maryland!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adooorable. I love the sweet flowers and the little ribbon too. Maman

1:25 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

That dress is adorable!
Have a great time at the festival

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

Such a sweet little dress! And the embrodery looks awesome. I need to borrow some of your "deadline" skills!

3:29 PM  
Blogger marie in florida said...

hut-oh; embroidery! wonderful. betcha that starts ya on a new tack now. enjoy.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

That dress is just too cute ... I love my nephews I really do but I wish I had a little girl to knit for as well as them :)

3:16 AM  
Blogger Kym said...

what an adorable dress! i love the embroidery- it adds so much character. was that on the pattern or did you add it on your own?

you are so lucky you're going to MSW- I live pretty close to it, but I'm stuck studying for finals :( have fun and take lots of pictures!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

What a lovely dress Carrie! It would be great in an adult size too, over jeans. Love the embroidery - so sweet.

Hope you had a great time at MS&W. I was sorry to miss it, but I look forward to the recap from everyone!

9:27 AM  
Blogger lowercasecarmen said...

That dress is snazzy! Now all you have to do is wait for that baby to grow up so you can be like "You owe me big time" and make it cook you meals and stuff. Knitting's like an investment that way.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Mayarn said...

Ah - so cute! I love it.

It was so awesome to meet you this weekend. It's too bad we didn't have more time to hang out - maybe some other time. ;-)

11:45 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Blossom looks great - hope you had a good time in MD.

1:49 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

HI! We were there on Sunday (yesterday) for just a few glorious hours. We kept wondering where all the bloggers were. Secret workshops?!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, so sweet! Your friend will plotz. And I love Forecast - may I ask which shade that is? I think it's one of two I'm waffling over for a sweater I'm designing...

8:07 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

it's so cute! great job on the embroidery!

7:03 PM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

This is such a darling gift! I'm sure it will be passed down through many little girls in the family. :)

9:04 AM  

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