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I bought this cute little dress pattern from Etsy store pinkpoodlebows. It seemed promising to this novice seamstress, and I’m happy with the results -though not with this lo-res photo. I’m sending this dress off to my little niece Rosalyn. I’ll post any modeling pics I receive.
My sister-in-law did send me a picture of Rosalyn with her knit bunny.
She is getting so big. She and her mom and dad will be off to Colombia next week to visit family. It’ll be a first trip for Rosalyn and her mom. I wish I could have gone with them, but I’m counting on my brother to get lots of pictures and video. Our great-grandmother is still living, so it’ll be pretty special to have Rosalyn meet her great-great-grandmother.
Pattern: Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner
Yarn: Queensland Collection Merino Spray in #3 Tan
This is a wonderful pattern for a quick and cute knitty gift. I only spent about two hours on this little hat after my mother asked me if I had anything she could send today to a family member.
The yarn is my favorite (so far) to use on baby items. It is 100% extra fine merino wool in a DK weight. It normally runs about $10 a ball, but I came across it at Ross for $2.50. Needless to say, I bought everything they had and took home a large bag full of several colors (pink, violet, lime, and brown) for around $40. The colors are bright, and the yarn does look as though it has been sprayed with color.
It is also important to note that the yarn is flame resistant. The other day I took long bits of the different yarns I’ve been using to make my baby gifts and compared their flammability. This particular yarn barely caught a flame before it died out without traveling at all up the piece of yarn. I was horrified to find that another yarn I’ve been liking to use – Naturally Caron Spa – caught and lit so fast that the flame reached my finger and burned me before I could even drop it. As pretty as it is, I don’t know that I’d use it again for anyone – much less a child.
Pattern: Margaret by Joanne Jongsma
Yarn: Naturally Caron Spa and Naturally Caron Country