Saturday, July 07, 2007

Going Green and Teddy Bear's Skirt

I've been wanting to knit a skirt for her for a while now. Since it's such a small project, I don't see the sense of buying a pattern, especially since it's time for me to get my design mojo going again. However, I don't know if Girl Power is the way to go. Yes, I plan to make it longer than this (to the knee). I'm testing pattern swatches now. For some reason I was dead set on Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece, but I'm not anymore. Stay tuned.

I done really gone green now, ya'll. I've tried to unravel sweaters before, but unsuccessfully. This is a vest that I've had for about 7 years now. Purchased from Banana Republic back when I tried to acquire only classic clothing. That method worked cause I've actually literally worn out a lot of the clothes from that era. This sweater however is hanging on strong, but I just can't make it look cute any longer cause now I need the next size up.

It turned from this....
To this...The smaller balls are from the neck and arm trim, the large from the body. I think I have just the tank in mind, it's supposed to be a quick knit too. Like I said, stay tuned.

7 comments:

Virtuous said...

Cute skirt!!! And whose hand is that on your butt!! LOL

Wow! Are your BR blouse....I don't think I could bring myself to do that...at least not right now! Look at your cute yarn cakes! :oD

NikkiJ said...

That's my baby's booty. She's 3. And that's my hand holding the curled edge down.

I used to walk past the Downtown San Francisco Banana Republic everyday, so I have lots of their stuff that I got at a lower price. This vest is nice, but I've gotten very tired of looking at it, besides it's too small.

PAJNSTL said...

OMG! I can't believe you did that to that BR sweater! LOL At least you have some good yarn to do something with.
Glad you said you were making that skirt a longer! :)

Cas... said...

Cute skirt! I can't wait to see it finished! Unraveling sweaters? Hmmm? Maybe one day!

del said...

That skirt is going to be too cute! I love how you're knitting Girl Power into it. And good for you for recycling that yarn. I hope the tank you have in mind comes out beautifully.

Sheila said...

Omg... girl power... your daughter is going to be the envy of all the other lil missys out there. How in the dickens did you do the lettering... totally impressed. You've definitely gone green.. to unravel a sweater into cakes... I'm jealous.. now if I only had a sweater to unravel from BR...lol

NikkiJ said...

Seila,

The gauge of this yarn was 5 stitches to 1 inch. I got some 5 squares per inch graph paper to plan out my approach and just went for it.