It is winter here right now in the southern hemisphere, and although it doesn't get real cold in Angola, we feel cold sometimes. We even have to use a sheet or blanket to cover up in bed lately! *Gasp*
So, I decided to make the kids each a pair of warm, fuzzy, fleece pants.
Then I realized that she really just needs lots of little knit pants or leggings to wear under all her dresses, so I whipped up a few.
For the aqua ones I used French terry with lycra and the Riviera leggings pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love, and added a little ruffle. The navy and purple ones were made from the Lil Blue Boo leggings pattern using a cotton/lycra jersey. They all fit great; and I know she will get a lot of use out of them. I don't know why I ever buy leggings. They are so easy to make. I guess it's because good knits are a bit hard to find.
But then, I thought they needed a new long-sleeved top each, and they love hoods.
And then, lastly, I decided to make one more little warm thing the night before the Pattern Stash Contest was over. My daughter never seems to have the right color of sweater. So I made her this (because she has a lot of dark pink stuff).
I have been considering knitting everyone some socks or slippers (because I feel the need to knit lately for sanity), but I just don't think I could tolerate how quickly they would be ruined and/or worn out. Our socks don't last long at all here, so I just can't bring myself to hand-knit something that will be used up in a short amount of time. Oh well. It looks like I'll have to knit more doll clothes and wash cloths.....