Sunday, September 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Stella!

Stella, beautiful daughter of my friends Zita & Henri, turned 1 yesterday. She's an amazingly cute little munchkin and to celebrate her first year I knitted her a version of Anouk, designed by one of my favorite designers, Kate Gilbert.

I knitted it up from a bit of Sizzle remainders and bought two extra colors of scheepjes/ Isis to match. It's a shiny 100% cotton and a think I used less than one skein of blue, less than one skein of green and about 1/2 a skein of light yellow. (one skein = 50 grams/ 100m) It's knitted on #4 (mm) needles. I decided to skip the pockets and make it colorful, but basic. I liked knitting it so much that it inspired me to design more kids stuff. I have, it's on paper, not in knitting. But I'll keep you posted on that new endeavor. I decided on the flowery buttons. The buttons ánd the dress were luckily (phew, phew...) greatly appreciated by Stella her parents. I love knitting gifts and giving them away! (duh, Sas, you're supposed to give gifts away...)

'I'm likin' this! Definitely likin' this!'

'Wait, hold on, hold your horses, there's more...!'



'I'm a model, you know what I mean and I do my little roll on the catwalk...'

'People, I'm tellin' ya, this garment is just perfect to play in, it moves, it never clinches and it stretches while you stretch!'

And now... for your knitting entertainment... watch this video! Great music, great video! (metal note, buy cd!) and then this one, a great Finnish animation on how knitting gets obsessive... (don't I know it...)


Tijm said...

Wat een ontzettend leuke jurk/schort is het geworden!!! En wat een leuke fotoreportage heb je er van gemaakt. Ik kan me voorstellen dat haar oduers (maar the birthdaygirl zelf ook) het heel mooi vonden.

Tijm said...

By the way..............prachtige clip met die jurk. Hoe vindt je het!!!!
De animatie had ik al bij een andere blogger zien staan maar het blijft een leuke!

Drea Renee said...

that is so so so so so cute! i love it! great job!

knittingajour said...

Hi, That turned out great! And yeah, nice knits work "aanstekelijk" to make them or invent them yourself...
Lovely little lady by the way!

froukje said...

Wat een leuke versie van Anouk! Heb zelf de kleurtjes en zo van Knitty gevolgd, maar vind dit bij nader inzien leuker. Heb zelf ook The last knit op mijn blog gelinkt, en nieuw bij jou: wat een leuke muziek van die dame in het blauw! Ga zeker zoeken naar de cd, dank voor de tip!

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Rachael said...

Turned out mighty fine! Nice job!