Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fiori 1 Month Old

This photo is taken on 21 June. Time fly so fast. It's been a month since I delivered her to the world!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lauri Dress Pattern For Sale

I made this dress for Lauri. It's very simple and easy to make. To make it special, I put slightly ruffles sleeves and ruffles dress and also two pockets to put in some sweets. It's a perfect dress to play.

I also include in the pattern tutorial to make picot bind off, to attach the pocket, and to make button loops using tapestry needle (if you don't know how to crochet).

Pattern is available in both sport and DK weight yarn

Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 years

Finished measurement: Chest: 58, 63.5, 68.5, 72 and 76 cm or 22.8, 25, 27, 28.5, 30 inches

Needle: 3.50 (size 4) 80 cm long circular needle for Sport weight and 3.75 mm (size 5) 80 cm long circular needle for DK.
Crochet Hook (optional): 2 mm for sport and 3 mm for DK weight

Yarn: Sport or DK Weight

Yarn requirement: Sport Weight: 2 years: 725 meter, 4 years: 770 meter, 6 years: 850 meter, 8 years: 910 meter, 10 years: 975 meter. DK Weight: 2 years: 500 meter, 4 years: 540 meter, 6 years: 600 meter, 8 years: 640 meter, 10 years: 680 meter.

Notion: Tapestry needle, buttons (2 pcs), marker, scrap yarn, ribbon.

Sport Weight: 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.5 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
Double Knit Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.75 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.

Difficulty: Easy

All about this project in my blog

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FO: Lauri Dress

Remember about Lauri Dress? Finally I managed to take photo with Lauri as a model. I got a very good model. She was happy to model it for me. The pattern is also ready for sale. I will put it up for sale in the next post.

Actually Elann Sonata is a DK weight yarn, however, I felt that DK is too thick to my climate. The yarn is 4 ply, I remove 1 ply and make it only 3 ply to make it sport weight. The result is just nice.

I made the pocket apple shape, because I felt that just plain square pocket is boring. I am happy with the result as it really made this dress very cute. I also made the sleeves a bit ruffled by increasing in the shoulder. I made this dress a bit bigger so she can wear it longer. Too bad that I only have 5 balls of yarn, because I think I need another ball to make it longer.

Pattern: Lauri Dress

Source: Here

Materials: Elann Sonata. Color: Yellow. Qty: 5 x 50 gram

Needles: Addi Metal Circular Needle 3.50 mm

Total Cost: Yarn USD 10,- plus shipping USD 10,- Total USD 20,-

Start Date: 30 March 2008

Finish Date: 23 April 2008

All post about this project

Friday, June 06, 2008

FO: Colorful Crochet Blanket

Finished this blanket 1 day before Fiori was born, but only managed to wash and block a few days ago. I used the same pattern as the Baby Green Blanket, but this time I used 4 different colors. This was my first experienced working with wool, and I think I still prefer cotton.

Pattern: Colorful Blanket (125 x 145 cm)
Source: Lets Knit Series
Materials: Knitpicks Swish DK. Color: Petal (24051) 2 x 50 gram, Skyborne (24054) 7 x 50 gram, Pale Lemon (24059) 3 x 50 gram, White (24064) 5 x 50 gram.
Hook: Tulip Crochet Hook size 8 (5 mm)
Total Cost: Yarn USD 55.93,- plus shipping USD 15.94,- Total USD 71.87
Start Date: 23 April 2008
Finish Date: 20 May 2008

I am hoping to be able to get queen sized blanket for me to snuggle at night, but it turned out still too small for me. I was so frustrated that I could not make queen sized blanket, that made me planning another blanket to make. This time I want to make using double strand cotton thread. For the design I will share with you in another post.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Light Purple Tank Top as A Dress

This top I made long time ago. Probably more than 10 years ago. The pattern is from Japanese pattern book. Actually this was a tank top. I made this for me when I was as skinny as a stick. Now it's too small for me to wear.

I weaved ribbon on the waist and let Lauri to wear it now as a dress.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


First of all, I would like to say thank you for all your comments that I received from you all in my last 2 posts. Thank you very much for all your prayers, best wishes, and your congratulations.

The answer of my question in previous post, Fiori was the first photo, wore blue shirt and Lauri was the second photo, wore pink shirt with ribbon on her head.

I had a very quick labor on 21 May 2008. The contraction actually started when I woke up in the morning, but it's still not very painful and very sporadic. I still waited for Lauri in the Kindy. After that, I went to see my Gynea for my weekly check up. However, on the way home around 2 PM, my contraction came every 10 minutes. I told hubby to get ready, because I got the feeling that the baby will be born that evening. True enough, around 4 PM, I got contraction every 5 minutes, but not so painful yet. I still managed to bath Lauri, took a bath myself, washed my hair, did some chores, then I noticed my contraction getting stronger. At that point, I called my hubby that still in the office and told him to come back ASAP.

I arrived in hospital at 7 PM. At that time I got contraction every 3 minutes and very painful one. The baby born at 9.43 PM. So, compare with last time (12 hours labor), this was a very quick labor.
Her weight was only 3.20 kg and 50 cm long. Smaller than Lauri, which was 3.6 kg and 56 long. Both have dimple on the left cheek.