Friday, September 28, 2007

 It's a Boy!

Ethan David Luke Raymond
6 lbs. 4 oz.
20" long
September 26, 2007
11:07 p.m.

Grandma is so-o-o in love!

 Wednesday, September 26, 2007

 Flower Dress

I finally finished my daughter's summer dress just in time for fall!
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I'm not 100% on the buttons, but overall I'm pretty pleased. My husband's favorite part are the flowers:
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Sorry about the photo quality; it's night. I can't wait until tomorrow when I can dress her up and show her off at the LYS!
You can see more progress pics on ravelry.

 Tuesday, September 25, 2007

 Progress: Sweet Pea Sacque and Cap Set

I purchased this kit about a month agoand it came with the pattern and the yarn to complete the project. I chose the yarn Rowan Cashsoft 4Ply RYC in color 436 Fennel a Cedar Green and it is really a pretty shade of green. I am not a huge green fan, but people seem to go for pastel colors when it comes to baby items and I wanted to knit something different.

Here is some of the progress I have made on the Sweet Pea Set. I still have a lot to do, but it is coming along. Here you can see how the back is completed. I am now working on the front bodice. I decided to use straight needles to do this.

Here you can see how long the little Sacque is. The baby will really look like a pea in this color. :)


 Hello Baby Bloggers!

Long time, no post! I've been struggling to find the time to knit in the six months since my wee man was born. six months! how time flies! Honestly, it's the 4 year old who takes more time and energy than the baby. So now that she's back in school I'm trying to finish some projects here and there.

Ettette. An elephant made from Muench Yarns Touch Me. The perfect stuffed animal yarn. I've been using acrylic safety eyes lately on the animals for my big kid, but I still embroider faces on animals for wee babies. I took a risk with this one - it's for the baby and i've been watching him like a hawk with it. the eyes seem to be holding well. i wasn't able to pull them out using needle-nosed pliers and a lot of fiddling, so I'm hoping they're ok.


 Saturday, September 22, 2007

 Baby's New Sweater; With a Soda Can for Scale

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Pattern: Kai Cable Sweater from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
Yarn: Machine Washable Sirdar Denim Chunky
Sweater Size: 6-12 Months
Baby Size: 4.5 Months (I didn't expect it to be such a quick knit! I finished it in three days - so it's still really big on him - but not for long - he's growing really fast.)

On a side note: He LOVES soda cans. They are his new favorite toy. (Unopened so he won't get cut.)

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 Thursday, September 20, 2007

 If it ain't broke...

You know what they say! So I turned once again to what is, for now, my favorite bootie pattern (see my blog for details on my modification) and threw in a baby beret for good measure:

In a dusky plum, cotton/silk blend it is a lovely gift for a baby girl. In fact, I so loved making this set I'm considering duplicating it for my own little girl, due in December! Of course, I have to finish her February Sweater and baby blanket first!

Speaking of the February Sweater, if any of you have finished one and followed EZ's instructions fairly closely, could you please take a minute to comment on what size sweater emerged from your needles? I'm working with her prescribed gauge of 5 sts/in.



 Pussy Cat Hat

I couldn't help myself.... I was attacked by one of those free patterns on the label of a cheap ball of yarn. It was super cute and I couldn't resist!
This is the Pussy Cat Hat from the label of a ball of Phentex Merit.
The label says it takes 3 balls but I made it with just 1 ball..... To be honest, I did make the smallest size and I tightened up the guage to make it even smaller. The smalles size was a size 2 but I wanted to make it for my 6 month old. (she's about the size of your average one year old though)
I think it turned out really cute.

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 Monday, September 17, 2007

 What I did last week

Last Tuesday the baby decided that although we had a c-section scheduled for the 18th, she'd prefer to make her appearance fashionably early.

born Tuesday, September 11, 2007
8 pounds, 2 ounces and 20" long

 Wednesday, September 12, 2007

 Still working on it...

I'm currently crocheting two baby afghans, working on a Sheldon for a friend, and trying to create a bird that I saw at Starbucks. If I can get through one project at a time, I'll be doing good. I think I'm giving up trying to get one of the baby afghans done by tomorrow. I have almost half the squares (7 out of 16) completed, and there's just not going to be enough time to do the other 8, since I'm working too. If I was at home, it might not be a problem. However, since we need to eat, I'll be working today.

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 Monday, September 10, 2007

 Dress for Erika (pattern from Anny Blatt)

Finally I finished the back of the dress, I was so slow!!!!

Oh well, luckily, the pattern is kind of easy to knit, so, it won’t take too much to think and knit!

Here is the picture of Erika’s dress, it’s the heart section of the back.

I love this color: lilac, and the touch of the yarn, it’s just so soft and also quite ‘elastic’ too.

The pattern that I am using is from the magazine Anny Blatt for Layette and Enfant. They have lots of patterns inside, and I chose this dress for Erika, as I think, Erika looks like a baby boy, so, I better knit something more girlish for her, so that she will look more like a baby girl. :)

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 Sunday, September 09, 2007

 Petit Pirate Penllyn Socks

Just wanted to show you all some Socks that I knit for my Daughter. They match my pair of Socks that I knit from my Yarn Pirate Booty Club Sock yarn in Rum Runner. I modified the Penllyn Pattern to fit her tiny feet. Hope that you are all doing well. Happy Knitting. More info Here.

 Friday, September 07, 2007

 phildar 465-17 COMBINAISON

Thank you for your comments on my previous posts. Because it had settled down the heat, I also knitted my baby's again.

This is from Phildar Layette 465. More photos are here

I also knitted baby legwarmers. More photos are here

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 Wednesday, September 05, 2007

 Even More Itty Bitty Hats

I've been knitting hats for a baby that was due on Hallowe'en. The date has now been changed and brought forward, but I thought s/he might still like to have a hat to wear on the day, so I started with a Pumpkin Hat. The baby's mum couldn't wear wool when she was born (yes, I can remember that far back) so I made all of these hats in cotton.

Here, I subbed Jaeger Aqua 100% cotton for the prescribed yarn. The shade is called Pumpkin, which made it easy to choose.

This is the Candy Cane hat in two shades of Rowan Handknit Cotton, as prescribed, but in Gooseberry and (what else?) cream. The cream is actually called Ecru, but it was thick double cream that it made me think of, rather than unbleached linen. Green seems appropriate as the baby is half English, half Irish, half Scottish and half American.

And lastly, for the moment, the Felted Flower Hat in the amazing shrinking Rowan Denim. If baby is a boy, the flower can be left off and it will just be denim hat, and if baby is a girl, the flower can be sewn on.
There is another larger flower, which I made as a pin for mum to wear if she wants to match her baby girl. The flowers are made from some pink Koigu, since they seem small enough not to bring anyone out in a rash.

 Tuesday, September 04, 2007

 I'm pretending that I'm not having a baby in two weeks

I still have so much to do to get ready for the new baby that it's just overwhelming ... so rather than turn to this weekend and get stuff done, I decided to tackle a project that's been on my to-knit list ever since I first saw it last spring:

yarn: Rowan Calmer (#462 "Chiffon")
Shedir from Knitty, Fall 2004
modifications for size found

love the decreases

This Scarlet O'Hara routine was a calculated risk -- I did have my first baby a month early -- but my doctor's appointment this morning confirmed that this girl doesn't appear to be in any hurry to arrive. So today I'm making a to-do list, and figure that I'll work my way through it over the next 14 days.

I think it's do-able. But I'm keeping my fingers (and legs) crossed, just to be safe.

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