Friday, May 11, 2012

"International Museum Day" Cards, And A Dress

For the month of May, in the Just Because Greeting Cards Group I am in, we are doing "Special Days". There's Mother's Day (of course), Mother Goose Day (May 1st), National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15th), and (the one I chose), International Museum Day. :P  I know, I'm strange.. But I love museums. I think it's because I love History. I love Historical Fiction, I love old houses and buildings...   So, I made some museum cards. These two are the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Our family has been there a few times, when we lived there.

And, one of my absolute favorite "museums" (it's also a castle!), Miramont Castle Museum in Maitou Springs, Colorado. We lived right by it for a while when we first moved to Colorado; and would walk by it all the time. We've been inside once. (It isn't free to get in..)  And the whole castle is not open for touring. (That would be so cool if it was!)  It's been a long time since we went in. Before we even moved there. But you can go to their website and find out more if you like: Miramont Castle. They have a Tea Room (which we had never been to-but wanted to), also.

And, don't ask me why, with three boys (and the youngest is 9) I crocheted a baby dress... :P  I have been seeing a lot of crocheted dresses lately, online. Maybe because it's Spring?  I just HAD to crochet one. So yesterday, I did.  I used the Girls Lace Pinafore pattern from Bernat. I made the 18  month size. I crocheted the headband today. I used the Genius Headband (it's a free Ravelry download), and the flower from this pattern.   I don't know if it was just "me", but the dress pattern was a little confusing in some spots. For the 18 month size you skipped some rows but then there wasn't a stitch count for other rows.  So, up until row 6, following the pattern exactly, I had 96 sc. But then the "All Sizes" row (which is the next row, for size 18 months), it did not work for me doing shells with only skipping 2 sts...  So, I had to skip 3 sts 11 times, and 2 sts 17 times.  I will have to try and figure out if there is some way I can break that down. I just kept counting and trying to figure out "Should I skip two or three now?" as I went. I did this row at least three times, trying to figure that out. But I ended up with 28 shells. So from then it was easy.. :)  I'd like to make more of these, too. I'll probably send this to Pine Ridge Reservation this summer. Or soon..   :) 

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Looks like a very pretty dress, good job! I haven't been able to start to make anything for my grandnieces, since I don't get see them...but I hope to make something like that dress.
I am also very interested in museums, but not so much about History. The museum buildings itself look wonderful esp. the Miramont Castle ;)