saco.

The completed back of my saco stripes tank top. Knitted exactly to pattern in Quince and Co.’s sparrow linen yarn (colorways are sans for the main, and pigeons for the stripes). Already working on the front and hoping it fits like a dream. The linen yarn can be very splity when working, especially because I’m a picking knitter, but it drapes like a dream so its worth the hassle.

biscuits.

Carrot shaped biscuits for Easter Sunday’s strawberry shortcake dessert. It’s classic New England style to use traditional biscuits to pound cake, and its the only way I’ll enjoy this dessert. I also don’t believe in macerating the strawberries in any sugar, liquor, etc. The berries should sing on their own.

watermelon.

Made this little watermelon dress for my guy’s niece, who is turning the big 3 at the end of this month. This pattern was really easy; completed in 3 days, it was also budget friendly since I used Knit Picks Cotlin yarn in the cerise colorway for the main body and sprout for the bodice. The cotlin knits up beautifully, is washer machine friendly, and more importantly, Phoenix weather friendly.

I envision Abbey running around the pool all summer and this is the perfect dress to pop on over a bathing suit.

Only modification I made was instead of simply seaming the straps to the back of the bodice, I decided to knit two small buttonholes using a basic yarn over. These little coconut shell buttons go perfect with the pattern and I like that she will be able to “walk into” the dress, rather than shove it over her head.