July 10, 2004
Pattern: Kate Gilbert's Anouk
Suggested Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Tencel
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needle Size: US 6 bamboo straights
Gauge: 17 sts/4" in St st
This is just a great pattern. There are a million reasons to make another. The first is 'cause my mini loves it. And then there is the fact that it can be a tunic later. I definitely want to make it in a heavier yarn for the winter and want to try out other colors, too. And then there are the pattern pockets that will be on the next one. I added the current pocket first and when I tried to add flower action to the bottom, it just got a little too busy. But I will start with bottom pockets next time around. There will definitely be more Anouks in our future. I couldn't keep her from swinging from side to side in it! Now to decide on the primary color for the next one.
And how about that flower created by fluffa. I adore her pattern!
And yeah, that's a bucket!
Pattern: ChicKnits Bottoms Up Bucket
Suggested Yarns: Lots!
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needle Size: US 4 circs
Gauge: 18 sts/4" in St st in the round
The bucket flew so fast I didn't even get a chance to blog about it. It went from cast on to this. And before I knew it I was done. I had planned on just doing the brim because I didn't have double pointed fours to work the top. I was cruisin' with the pattern and just could not put it down. So I ended up working the top with three sets of circulars. I don't recommend it, but it was so funny to work with 3 circs at once. I could barely stop laughing at how it looked with all of the needles swingin' off the top clickin' and clackin'.
Now I gotta make a bucket of my own!
Thanks Bonne Marie!
Posted by froggy at July 10, 2004 05:09 AM
ooh!!!! they are so adorable! i mean the dress and your daughter!!
Aww, that's so utterly cute! You've proved that the Anouk can look cute on a kid as well as a baby. I love the matching bucket hat too.
The dress turned out so nice and so did the hat. Your mini is the perfect model. >>
Your mini is as cute as a speckled pup. It looks great on her. I think I would make the pockets bigger if you are going to stick them on the bottom. I regret not sizing up the pockets for the bigger sizes. Sorry! I'll know better next time.
You take really good mini pictures.
Hey Froggy! I can tell that you love Lion cotton-ease as much as I do. I just finished a lilac Anouk in Cotton ease myself. The Red looks awesome, especially with the matching hat.
Not only do you have a beautiful daughter, you did a lovely job on Anouk. Are you doing Audrey?
I just printed out the anouk pattern for my grandaughter. Yours is beautiful. Now I can't wait to start. Thanks for sharing.
Your Anouk looks great on your mini! I think I will make in a heavier yarn. Thanks for the suggestion...
Mini, bucket and Anouk are all adorable individually - taken together they elevate cuteness to a whole new level. A winter version of Anouk sounds like a great idea; with matching bucket, of course.
Your daughter is beautiful and so are the knits! Lovely Anouk... the combination with that stripey pants and a red Bucket is too cute :o)
Mini strikes again! What a cutie she is! Anouk, like the Windmill, looks fabby. Yeah you! Now maybe it's time to make some summery knitting goodness for mom. Seems like it may be your turn.
Like always your knits are just fab. I love all the twists people put into Anouk. Sometimes I get a bit bored if I can't mix up a pattern. But I must tell you something... You now need to make something beautiful or even just fun for yourself. So get those needles crackin' on a bucket or two for you!
Very cute! Although the best part has got to be that your little mini likes it... which I think is the best sort of compliment and validation, no matter how proud you are of just the finished product!
I love your Anouk and Bucket,your wonderfully knitted Windmill - such a pretty blue.
Fantastic knitting,and what a cute and pretty little model.
Wow!!! Your DD is waaaay tooooo cute in that dress!!! hehe! Great job! I love the bright colours you chose for the summer! ^_^ It's my first time seeing it on a toddler (and not a baby), this gives me a great idea for my friends daughter haha!!! thanks
Your daughter looks so darn cute in that dress!! Nice!!
Ohhh! Miss Mini and that outfit are just too adorable for words!
Lovely girl and pretty dress/ bucket ! Your daughter is a great model for your FO.
Oh My Goodness! That is just the cutest outfit I've seen in a long while! Love the matching hat and dress, what a great idea, I'm not surprised that she loves it, who wouldn't?
This is the sweetest photo I've seen in a long time! And Windmill looks beautiful in action, too. Congratulations!!
That is one of the most adorable little girls and outfits I've ever seen!
So sweet. :-)
My, you are a fast knitter. Your daughter looks lovely in those pretty outfits you make for her.
Anouk and the Hat make a great outfit - lovely knitting. Your mini looks gorgeous!
Simply gorgeous!That child is going to break a lot of hearts one day
Cute, cute, cute! Little girls in hats are *so* precious. I also love your Ting-A-Ling cardigan, I may buy that book and start knitting for all my friends' and family's babies. Your knitting is so even and finished, you may have to change your title!
There's our girl.... Yay!
That is the cutest outfit! Your daughter looks adorable!