First up, I found a baby sweater on Ravelry that I'm dying to make. It's knit in a dk weight yarn, with short rows and two colors and knits up to make a gorgeous little jacket. The pattern seems a little wonky, but I'm determined to give it a try anyway. Perusing Ravelry, I couldn't find anyone that had trouble with the pattern, and it averages an easy ranking with gorgeous after gorgeous example. I found this well rated cotton yarn yesterday (Kertzer Butterfly Super 10), which comes in a zillion bright, beautiful saturated colors. I'm gonna order some, but first I need to decide on colors, that's always the hardest part for me. Anyone want to join me for a Spring KAL? It's just a little baby sweater people, I know there's gotta be some takers out there.
If you're not on Ravelry, here's a gorgeous one to check out from Cosy's website. Hi Cosy!
In other unrelated news: Dazee and I don't celebrate too many holidays or special occasions, but we definitely do-do birthdays. Since mine is coming up at the end of this month, I started making a list of stuff I want. Wanna see what I've been coveting lately?
Ten Greedy/Material Birthday Desires by Kittee Berns
- The Study Hall Skirt. I found this skirt pattern on Anna Maria Horner's website, and I actually couldn't hold off until the end of the Month. I had a moment of frenzied panic, then ordered it faster than a fly on hot shit. The little baby is mine and it's coming home to Mama soon. I can't wait, this is just the kind of skirt I adore, and it's designed to sit on your hips, which I love considering I might have the shortest waist in creation. Yea, I know being short waisted gives me long legs, but it doesn't make up for the fact that my waist sits one inch below my boobiage.
- Ribbon Print Skirt. If you don't know Hannah and her online shop, you might want to get yourself acquainted with them right quick. Her skirts are handmade to the core from fabric she actually screen prints herself. Hell to the Yes, she is one inspiring gal.
- St. Germain Liqueur. My vegan gal-pal, Stephanie turned me onto this sweet nectar. Really, that's what it tastes like, elderberries. It's delicious over ice, but I want to try incorporating some into desserts too.
- Metallic Rain Boots. I know!!!
- Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild by Jonathan Richman. This was released last year, but I haven't heard it yet. Did you know Jonathan Richman went vegan a few years ago?
- Bento Box Soy Sauce Containers. Since I've begun toting my own gluten-free soy sauce out to dinner with me, these would make me a little less cranky about it.
- BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York's Most Talked about Baker. This won't be released until a week after my b-day, but I'm keeping it on my list, just in case.
- Cute Vinyl Cuff. I know!
Miss Bunny and her Balloon Vinyl Messenger Bag. I hope you're clicking on these links, or you'd be missing a bunny, a balloon and white fluffy clouds, cut out of vinyl and sewn onto a vegan messenger bag. If you're too lame to click, that image should speak volumes.
- Oh, I have a practical side too, I also want a glass oil pumper (as recommended by Melisser), a hot air popcorn maker and a Mochi cookbook.