Thursday, May 20, 2010

 Catching Up

Inspired by Laura's post, I thought I'd do a catch up. I'm not having a baby, but lots of other people are.

I made some Pinwheel Blankets, for babies near and far. This one is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted for Micah in London.

This one is DROPS Karisma Superwash, for Charlotte Rose in Australia.

This stripy one is Rowan's All Season's Cotton, for Isaac in Edinburgh.

And this is snowy white Paton's Jet, for Sean in Surrey.

I'm planning to do another one in All Seasons Cotton for a baby in Dubai, but I haven't cast on yet.

I made a hat and scarf for a baby who turned out to be Jessica whose Dad, now in Australia, is a fan of Newcastle United FC.

And I also made her a shawl; the wool is handspun by Needlework's Pleasure, blended from Australian merino and Northumbrian BFL, just as she is.

I made Jessica a Daisy Hat too, because all little girls should start life with a Daisy Hat.

This is a cocoon that I'm working on, only I've remembered that the mum is allergic to wool, so I'll have to find someone else to give it to. It's Paton's Jet again, a blend of wool and alpaca in a heavenly snowy white.

I finally made a Cupcake Hat, after years of meaning to and forgetting. It's made from leftovers of Rowan Kid Classic.

I think that's everything, phew.

 Wednesday, May 19, 2010

 It's been a while...

but I do have a new baby on the way! I'm due in September, and I'm knitting up a storm! I started the February Baby Sweater from EZ in madelinetosh, color Ms. Taylor. I also finished the Coming Home set from Debbie Bliss' Baby Essentials. I was hoping for another boy, but I'm getting really excited about our little girl! Wish me luck, and soon I hope to post more on my blog, with pictures! :)

 Sunday, January 04, 2009

 BuzzBee Hat

A new hat for my new babe:

BuzzBee pattern from Wee Wooly Toppers (downloadable PDF booklet by Wooly Wormhead)

More pics on my blog!

Currently on the needles is this sweater for the little dude, pattern: Easy Baby Cardigan by Diane Soucy (Ravelry link).
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 Monday, December 15, 2008


I totally forgot to post this here! Here's my finished Boheme:

Pattern: Boheme
For: Hannah-Rose who was born on Nov 19th
Yarn: Louet Gems Sport Morning Dove (3/4 of a skein)
Needle: 4.0mm / US 6 32" circulars
Size: 6 months
Timeline: Saturday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 8th
Modifications: Followed pattern as published.
Opinion: Love it! Can't wait to get pictures of her daughter wearing it!

The back.

The buttons.

The close-up of the pattern.

Now I want to have a girl so that I can make one for her. (I've got 2 boys, still under 2! For 13 more days!) I'm Robyn and I blog here.


 Tuesday, October 07, 2008

 Lacey Layette

I finally have another FO for bub. The knitting has slowed in preference for all the sewing I need to do right now, but what a better way to spend an hour in the pathology waiting room waiting for a glucose test to be done. In fact I enjoyed having the quiet time to knit away from my nearly 3yr old - I gave up trying to knit lace in his presence a while ago... and DH was just as bad.

The pattern is an old Australian leaflet I bought off ebay, and I used Patons Dreamtime 3ply 100% wool instead of the cheap yarn used in the leaflet. It was quite easy to knit considering the lace (as long as I didn't have any boys interrupting me - big or small...) and I love the classic styling. $2.50 well spent on the pattern I think!

More info here

 Thursday, October 02, 2008

 Procrastinators 'R Us

I knit this sweater as a gift for my cousin's son. Due to a felicitous combination of an easy, well-written pattern and chunky yarn, I finished the knitting in less than two weeks.

Tweedy jacket done

The buttons were another story. The assembled sweater sat in my WIP pile for an additional six weeks before I bestirred myself to dig up a sewing needle and sit down to sew on the buttons; a process which I was able to complete during the first half of last night's episode of Project Runway.

pretty buttons

I am very glad that A) I knit it big and B) babies grow.

Tweedy jacket hanging
Sirdar cardigan pattern #3900 (Raveled here)


 Work in progress...

I first visited this blog when I was pregnant with my now 18 month old daughter. I'm back again, with another wee one on the way. I haven't had a moment to knit anything for our new baby - instead I've been finishing sweaters for a virtual epidemic of babies blessing our friends and family. Tomorrow we have our 20 week echo and (fingers crossed) will discover if Tessel will have a baby brother or sister. And then! I can buy yarn. I've been yearning for soft yarns; cashmere, silk/alpaca... And haven't bought anything until we find out the sex. I'll be combing through all of the beautiful finished baby things, deciding what goes into the queue. Really looking forward to "knitting with you" over the coming months.


 Friday, September 19, 2008

 Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

I've had the pattern for the baby cardigan in my pattern binder for probably almost as long as I've been knitting. When I realized that knitting was going to be a forever hobby of mine, I started trying to organize my patterns so they'd be more accessible when inspiration struck. I would get a knitting magazine, and, after going through it a few times, I'd tear out the patterns I was interested in knitting, put them into plastic sleeves, and file them away in big 3-ring binders organized with page separators by category (cardigan, pullovers, men's patterns, socks, baby, etc.). I've found that most patterns have their source information at the bottom of most, if not all, of their pages. Sadly, this pattern did not. I'm pretty sure it came from the now no longer in publication Family Circle Easy Knitting, but I can't be certain. The yarn I used an extremely soft and smooshy 100% superwash wool I got for 50% off in a bargain bin at my LYS. This cardigan was my attempt at stashbusting. I'm thrilled with how it came out.

I had to do a little adjusting because I was pretty lax about gauge. My sweater falls between the 1-2 month and 3-6 month sizes. I also modified the little collar a bit to make the edges a little more sloped. The clasp was something I added on my own; it was just too cute, especially with the buttons I picked out. I love the Asian feel of it. I also wanted to try to keep the cardigan as unisex as possible. I think I did pretty well!

You are welcome to head over to my Ravelry page to read more details about this little sweater.