Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai

It's that time of year again where I get the kids all dressed up in their Chinese outfits to wish everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai or Happy New Year. I really don't mean to exclude Zoe but she's just refusing to play ball during the photoshoot. There's 1 photo with all 3 kids but Zoe had tears streaming down her face and she was screaming like a banshee. We won't use that photo....

She was in a much better mood the next day and I even managed to get her to model not 1 outfit but 3 outfits. 1 outfit fits her, 1 is too big (it's for Keira) and 1 is too small (so it's going to her cousin). I'm very amazed with myself, I got 3 dresses made in a 4 week period. Yay!!! More details on my Rav page. here

This is her dress.
This dress is for Celeste (it's kinda tight around her belly!)
This dress is for Keira. I need to block it so that it grows a bit. It's kinda tight on Keira. And the worst thing is - I swatched and I measured her and I still managed to get it wrong. Oh well, live and learn.

Finally, here is my Socktopus Sock club package. The yarn is Chameleon Colourworks Evolution in Peppermint Cheer. It is perfect for a cold, dark, wintry knit. Now that I've finished my dresses, I can start my socks. Here's to more sock knitting in 2009.
Happy New Year and may the Year of the Ox bring you lots of health, wealth and happiness.


Kathy said...

Your dress marathon was a success! I love all the dresses. I say dress number 2 is my favorite. Kids are angelically adorable as always Ling. Oh they are so cute.
Here's to successful sock knits.

blog-blethers said...

Happy New Year to you all!

Beautiful shots of the children and the dresses:o)

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Happy New Year to you too! Your kids are so sweet. That red dress your youngest is very pretty.

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Sorry, I meant 'that red dress you knitted for your youngest is very pretty.