Froggy Knits

July 10, 2004

Ta Daa!

Project Specs:
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.

Thanks Kate!

And how about that flower created by fluffa. I adore her pattern!

And yeah, that's a bucket!

Project Specs:
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!!

Posted by: shobhana at July 10, 2004 08:42 AM

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.

Posted by: Clara at July 10, 2004 10:09 AM

The dress turned out so nice and so did the hat. Your mini is the perfect model. >>

Posted by: Lynette at July 10, 2004 10:57 AM

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.

Posted by: kate at July 10, 2004 02:34 PM

You take really good mini pictures.

Posted by: claudia at July 10, 2004 07:52 PM

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.

Posted by: emily at July 11, 2004 12:37 AM

Not only do you have a beautiful daughter, you did a lovely job on Anouk. Are you doing Audrey?

Posted by: Eilene at July 11, 2004 07:50 AM

I just printed out the anouk pattern for my grandaughter. Yours is beautiful. Now I can't wait to start. Thanks for sharing.


Posted by: Kathryn at July 11, 2004 07:59 AM

Your Anouk looks great on your mini! I think I will make in a heavier yarn. Thanks for the suggestion...

Posted by: lisa at July 11, 2004 08:12 AM

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.

Posted by: mindy at July 11, 2004 11:37 AM

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)

Posted by: lyn at July 11, 2004 11:48 AM

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.

Posted by: Julia at July 11, 2004 12:48 PM

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!

Posted by: Georgia at July 11, 2004 02:17 PM

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!

Posted by: Sandy J at July 11, 2004 02:26 PM

Fabulous !
Really beautiful.
I love your Anouk and Bucket,your wonderfully knitted Windmill - such a pretty blue.
Fantastic knitting,and what a cute and pretty little model.

Posted by: Emma at July 11, 2004 03:52 PM

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

Posted by: Lana at July 11, 2004 05:18 PM

Your daughter looks so darn cute in that dress!! Nice!!

Posted by: Libby at July 11, 2004 08:27 PM

Ohhh! Miss Mini and that outfit are just too adorable for words!

Posted by: sharlyn at July 12, 2004 01:26 AM

Lovely girl and pretty dress/ bucket ! Your daughter is a great model for your FO.

Posted by: Eva Shiu at July 12, 2004 02:57 AM

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?

Posted by: kerrie at July 12, 2004 06:03 AM

This is the sweetest photo I've seen in a long time! And Windmill looks beautiful in action, too. Congratulations!!

Posted by: Mary at July 12, 2004 10:34 AM

That is one of the most adorable little girls and outfits I've ever seen!
So sweet. :-)
Wonderful job!

Posted by: Sarah Elizabeth at July 12, 2004 11:16 AM

My, you are a fast knitter. Your daughter looks lovely in those pretty outfits you make for her.

Posted by: Pioggia at July 12, 2004 12:39 PM

Anouk and the Hat make a great outfit - lovely knitting. Your mini looks gorgeous!

Posted by: Anita at July 12, 2004 12:40 PM

Simply gorgeous!That child is going to break a lot of hearts one day

Posted by: P at July 12, 2004 02:56 PM

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!

Posted by: MJ at July 12, 2004 09:43 PM

Awwwwwww, sweeeeeet!! :)

Posted by: alison at July 13, 2004 03:53 AM

There's our girl.... Yay!

Posted by: Rachael at July 14, 2004 06:25 PM

That is the cutest outfit! Your daughter looks adorable!

Posted by: Karen at July 17, 2004 08:46 PM
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