I knitted this sweater while pregnant with Tum Tum.Â It’s size 12 months, and runs true to size, butÂ today heÂ tried it on and it fitsÂ him well, since he’s a hulk of a baby! The pattern is from this book.Â It’s herÂ knit-in-one-piece-typeÂ baby sweater,Â which is supposed to have a ribbon tie in the back, Â but my boy is actually wearing it backwards as a v-neck.Â I think it looks pretty cute that way, don’t you?Â The things I’d change next time – make the sweater a few rows longer, since Tum Tum has a long torso, and I’d make the sleeves a
Yesterday, the girls and their daddy went to the zoo, and Tum Tum and I had a quiet afternoon.Â He napped in the crook of my armÂ while we snuggled underÂ my favorite, faded, raspberry-colored wool blanket.Â I watched Miss Austen Regrets and I even got some work done onÂ a new WIP.Â The wool isÂ my old standbyÂ -Â Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride -Â in “Lemon Drop” (although theÂ shade is deeper than its name suggests – the top photo isÂ pretty true to color). So, what is it?Â Just a quick, simple garmentÂ for the baby.Â Can you guess? I hope to have pictures of him wearing the
Keeping with the toy-making theme of late, today I finished a knitted bunny for Tum Tum.Â It’s a Debbie Bliss pattern made of leftover bits of Cascade 220 my sister-in-law gave me.Â The pattern was very easy, and I liked the shaping, although if I make it again, I will alter the ears – they areÂ stockinette and are therefore supposed to curl in, but I think they look a little crude compared to the careful shaping of the rest of the bunny. Purple may not be every boy’s favorite color, but, it’s his Mama’s!Â Firecracker has christened the bunny “Hippety
Between planting tulips and hyacinths, going toÂ see theÂ ballet with homeschool group, and general busy-ness this week, I managed to knit up some little gifts for a dear college friend who is going to be having a baby girl in a few months.Â The tied booties are my own pattern, but the bear is from this book.Â I used some of my early early spindle spun 100% merino (hence the lack on consistency in the width of the yarn, but I like the rustic effect in the FOs.) other knitters who’ve made this little bear – Wool Windings, The Potential of
A friend is having a baby boy this winter, and I’ve been busy working onÂ a super easy, but super cute kimono-style sweater for her little one.Â I’ve adapted an old pattern to use Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride in Mallard.Â With three little ones to chase, a sweater that used toÂ take me a weekend is now taking 3 weeks!Â Â I find I don’t have the time or concentration to give to something more complicated right now, but I am still deriving an immense amount of satisfaction from finishing a project, even if it’s not such a challenge.
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