I spent the weekend in Cambridge, and spring was definitely in the air. Hooray!!! Today was the first day this year I ventured out without a coat! Exciting stuff.
|daffodils and sunshine - yipeeeeee!|
This time of year is so exciting to me. I love watching nature wake up again after winter. And although the full bloom of spring is still a month away, there is some very pretty early blossom in the hedgerows.
Most fitting for my newest make: another Wiksten Tova.
I used a delicious off-white Nani Iro twill-weave brushed cotton (in Fuwari Fuwari). I love the Nani Iro fabric collections: beautiful watercolour florals designed by Naomi Ito. I snapped up 1.5m of this print on sale after Christmas, because it brought to mind the explosion of spring blossom. And it's so pretty, non? It's a wonderful mid-weight cotton, and was a real pleasure to work with. And is incredibly comfortable to wear.
|with both sleeves rolled down!|
|I'm especially irritated that I didn't notice the weird corner gather (above left) before serging|
If you'd like to make this too, you can now buy digital copies to download! (Also of the Wiksten Tank.) You will not regret it.
In other news, I made this little guy for a friend who's expecting her first born any day now:
Purl Frog pattern, and used toy stuffing instead of the recommended lentils. I used a scrap of Liberty lawn (in My Little Star). The pattern calls for a 1/2 yard, but the scrap I used was about 8"x11", and was plenty. I also embroidered some weird little eyes, instead of using beads/buttons, to make it baby-friendly.