The past week was super busy for me; thus no postings. Besides the fact that my youngest daughter was turning 5 and I was heaving 2 birthday parties planned for her, I had also decided to participate in a cookie swap on the same day as one of the birthday parties. I made some Czech cookies my grandma used to make - coffee bean cookies. It took me close to 3 hours to make 8 dozens of them! I am really not the cooking/baking type of girl who enjoys the process because things usually don't go right and I get frustrated easily. It would be much more fun for me if I was making it with somebody than just standing in a kitchen by myself or heaving my kids argue over who is going to do what. It would be nice to do it with my grandma or mom or my sister, but those days are gone since they do not reside in the same country with me over the holidays. Anyways, cookies are done - I made 3 more other kinds as well (just needed to do it for the tradition's sake!) - I did have a better luck with no major mishaps.
NEW - American Girls (or 18" doll) patterns
Also I was knitting, of course. That was more fun for me. I had made three outfits for American Girl dolls for my kids. I enjoyed these quick projects very much. I thought they turned out well - if I say so myself, so I decided to write the patterns for them. Now I am offering the patterns for free to a a few of you knitters to test the pattern. So if you'd like to make one of the sweaters, and have 3 - 4 hours to devote to this project in the next week or so, please contact me. I will e-mail you the pattern for you to knit from. What I ask in return is to give me a feedback on the pattern and that you do it in timely fashion, lets say within a week of me sending you the pattern. In your message, please let me know which of the patterns you'd like to make as well.
All the sweaters are worked from neck down in one piece with no need for seaming. The hats are also worked in a round. You'll need between 135 to 160 yds of medium weight (worsted) yarn - great way to use your leftover scrap yarn! Further, you'll need US 6 (4.00mm) needles - circular and/or double pointed needles, F/5 - 3.75mm hook and 5 buttons (for Rubine & Candy), tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, and stitch holders (or some scrap yarn).