Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Love

Check out one of my newest loves!

Recently, I have started to knit with wool for the first time I ever. If you read my previous blog, you found out that I started to knit again as well. ;o) I have never worked with wool before now, but I had a friend who had been making wool diaper covers, pants, shorts, capris, etc. for her two little girls. Now, I don't have any babies of my own, yet, but I was in love with these little knit clothes.

So, I took up knitting again, more determined than ever to figure it out, and I have now knit (and frogged) a pair of fingerless mittens, two skirty diaper covers (which I did not frog), and a pair of infant capris with a girly picot edging. These are my most recent project (and yes, there was a bit of frogging going on in the beginning...well...because I am still learning).

The author of the pattern seems like a wonderful lady. She wrote the pattern, allows you to download it for free, and on top of all of that, she encourages you to sell the items you make, especially if you are a stay at home type like me. ;o) I was so thrilled with this because all I have been finding lately are patterns you have to pay an arm and a leg for, and then you must give up your first born child just to be able to sell the items that you spent your own hard earned money and your blood, sweat, tears and time to make. I mean, maybe I'm being slightly melodramatic here, but the licenses do normally cost a pretty penny. Some authors even go so far as to put a cap on how many items you are allowed to sell in a year's time.

So now, you can see why I thought Annalea was a saint. I did e-mail her and tell her that in so many words, and when I was finished, I sent her another e-mail with a link to my Etsy listing. What I got back was so very sweet. She was very happy with my enthusiasm, and she liked my project enough to feature the picture on the pattern page! If you click on her name above, you will be taken to her pattern page where you will see my creation right next to a few others wonderful creations. I feel so grateful!