Happy Groundhog Day!
Maybe you recognize dress no 12, it is my hiking dress from last June. It has turned into a hard working smock, good for chores that require deep pockets and freedom of movement. The pockets are Cal Patch inspired, and I plan to make tons more of them.
This sweater is called Big Pappa after my Dad, and is a gift for our boy Sam. It is worked in Briggs & Little Heritage yarn, purchased at the factory in New Brunswick on our way home from leaving Sam in an entirely different country. Yarn shopping is a good pain killer.
The zipper is heavy duty with two pulls. Normally when shortening a zipper I fold the top at a 90 degree angle and stitch it down, but this zipper is too stiff for that. Wrapping the top in wool turned out to be the best solution.
|Big P on his dozer|
So there it is. Twelve dresses (actually more) and twelve sweaters. The patterns are not complete, so I will take the next six weeks to write three more.
I will lay out my goals for Groundhog Day 2015 this week, and I am giddy to get going. Giddy, I tell you!