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Friday, August 30, 2013

Tutu Alice Video

I have been trying to expand my social thumbprint, through Facebook Pages, Google Maps, this Blog and most recently, You Tube.  I personally don't visit You Tube very frequently, typically only when one of my kids wants to show me something "great".  Well, I've seen more and more product review videos, new clips, etc. that post on YouTube and decided to take the plunge.  Now for the disclaimer:  How I envisioned this video and how it actually turned out is a bit different.  But given my limited experience and equipment, I'm happy with it.  I have to thank my wonderful "Alice", who was more than happy to follow my directions as director.  I also would like to thank my crew: my son, who did the video taping on his iPhone; my youngest daughter and my son's friend, who helped with the props; and my husband, who heard numerous discussions about this video, from its inception to publication.   The point of this video is to showcase my line of tutus.  Every girl should have a tutu to dream, imagine and create a new world of wonder.  So go pop some popcorn and I hope you enjoy the show!  Here's the link if you'd like to watch a larger screen:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Shades of Fall

I started knitting the middle sweater, a 4T merino/cashmere blend, during our summer vacation.  I just loved the subtle variations of this yarn, with its greys, taupe and off white.  It's called Whiskers, from Madelinetosh and is just a dream to knit with.  I liked it so much, that upon my return from vacation, I ordered the same colorway in a lace weight to make the infant sweater in the foreground.  Given that these yarns are hand-painted, you never quite get the same look.  Different types of yarn take the dyes differently.  The infant sweater is 100% merino wool and done in a sweet lace pattern.  The sweater on the left, knit in Madelinetosh Candlewick, is one of my favorite.  It's brighter than a wheat color and golden, but not too much.  It really goes well with khakis, jeans, greys and I really love it with navy.  These are such great staples to add to any kid's wardrobe for the fall.  I love the simplicity of the look!  You'll be able to find them on my website here:

Here's another look at the little boy's sweater: