Monday, August 18, 2014

savoring these summer days

walks at Winnemac Park, where reclamation of the natural prairie is underway:

splashes in the backyard:

crafting -- a sweet knit baby doll for Erik's friend's first birthday:
pattern: knit baby doll pattern set, by Amy Gaines
yarn: knit picks comfy worsted, in honeydew, peony, ivory, and creme brulee
needles: US 4 Brittany straights
my Ravelry project page


This knit baby doll was fun and fairly quick to knit! I followed the directions (aside from making the body a couple rows longer) and knit it flat. I saw some versions knit in the round on Ravelry, but I think the seams give it a little more structure. The finishing work was a little fiddly, but it really wasn't too bad. Embroidering the face was the hardest part. I'd definitely make this pattern again -- I found it much less painful than many other knit toy patterns. Perhaps because I wasn't monkeying around with DPNs?

The yarn was leftover from some crochet projects, including yet another diagonal box-stitch baby afghan that I recently finished!
summer eats:

smitten kitchen's zucchini bread (recommended by Tinks and Frogs Rue)
easiest fridge dill pickles (also from smitten kitchen)