My sister Margaret scored the Best. Name. Ever. In the real world she goes by Maggie. She married a peach of a man with a dramatic, musical name, that makes me want to raise my arms when I say it. Magnifico!
Dress no. 6 is a mid thigh smock that started with Butterick 5356 and was heavily modified. I have been coveting this circus performer fabric for years. The pocket is an applique I picked up for 25 cents at the Annual Salvation Army Fabric sale, and the horse is wearing a blanket fashioned from some trim I charted and wove way back when I was a weaver (1989). The sleeve fabric is a remnant from my daughter's homecoming dress, circa 2008. I wear this top frequently -- it makes me smile.
The cardigan, Maggie Magnifico, is knit in Bartlett Fisherman 2-ply, and it started as the color spice heather. I overdyed it last year, as I rarely wear tan (or black). The polka knots are made from my own variegated yarn. They also make me smile.
I will be teaching the polka knot technique in January at Slater Mill, more details on that later.
While we are on the subject of names, I know a woman named Sarah Brand-New. When we were introduced I said, "That is the best name." Her response: "I know."