This morning I did the drawings (actually random number generators) for the nine dresses I posted as a pay-it-forward. I’ve noted here where the person commented, as there were comments on a couple of the places this posted (all entries were weighted evenly).
And the winners are:
A (green dress) – Sal Dean (Facebook)
B (pink floral hankie dress) – Donna Hyland Tkachuk (Facebook)
C (pink knits dress) – Julieta A (Youtube)
D (floral top dress) – Mandy Riggs (blog)
E (sweater top dress) – Elisia Von Finsterwald (Facebook)
F (faux suede top dress) – Pipa V (Youtube)
G (brown dress) – Colleen Vaught (Facebook)
H (apron dress) – Heather Roy (Facebook)
I (floral under pink dress) – Robyn McMurry (blog)
Congratulations, folks! If you are a winner, please contact me with your shipping info! 🙂
Another coat, this time with a more a-line shape and some strategically placed rows of garter stitch to emphasize the princess style. It’s worked all in one piece – the body worked flat and the sleeves picked up and worked in the round – and requires NO SEAMING (and everyone rejoices!).
It’s time for a Blythe pay-it-forward!
I’ve been making dresses just for funsies, and now I’m giving them away in a pay-it-forward. Check out the Blythe Pay-it-forward group.
Leave a comment with your name and the one(s) you’d like to win – I’ll do a random drawing for each dress. Let me know what you like about it/them! I’ll do the drawing on Sunday, July 8. Shipping is on me, and international is just fine.
May’s Blythe Swap theme was Raindrops and Umbrellas – perfect for spring here in North America. I swapped with Carrie, who is an awesome swap partner (we’ve swapped before), so I was really excited. We both agreed that things that are garden-related fit right into this theme as well.
I received such an amazing package! Carrie included outfits for both Neo and Middie Blythe, as well as a bunch of cute accoutrements and even furniture!
I also had a lot of fun making things for Carrie. I had found some vintage hankies and scarves at recent estate sales, so I used those to make some of the dresses I sent. Of course I also made some handknits!
I recently attended a conference, which means I needed a project to work on so I could focus and listen attentively during long days of sitting in one spot (nothing to do with my hands often means me being distracted by my phone and/or everything else except what I’m supposed to be paying attention to). I had some really lovely gradient yarn in my stash in fingering weight, which is my favorite weight for this type of project: the yarn cake is small enough to be easy to travel with and the yarn is an ideal thickness to work with without my reading glasses on/without paying a ton of attention.
So, here’s the Oryx Scarf! A free pattern I’m happy to share with you. It’s a simple 6-row repeat that’s easy to memorize, and you just keep on knitting until you reach the end of your skein or it’s as long as you want it to be. Pick up this pattern on Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.