Wednesday, August 27, 2008

All my friends got pregnant right after Jo Jo was born and had their 2nd or 3rd babies. Of course you know, this means baby knits!

These were completed and gifted to Lucas along with matching “Ruth’s Perfect Booties” that I forgot to photograph.

The striped one is made from Cotton Ease in my own simple striped pattern.

This one is Wendy Peter Pan DK.... super soft chenille yarn.

This hat I made, from Itty Bitty Hats called the Rainbow Marley, with Cotton Classic from my LYS. I made the dreads but never attached them. And never finished weaving in all the ends. The hat and dreads are still in my UFO box. But Lucas was born in Spring in NC and it’s not hat weather for long after that around here. And somehow the 2 hats above seemed like enough.

Look at all those ends!
But I do LOVE this hat! Someone please have a baby in the cool months!?!

Check out the dreads

And these were made for baby Maddie.

Feet cloth.

Butterfly stitch cloth.
Princess duckies.

Maddie’s Upside Down Daisy, also delivered with matching RPB baby booties. I made the main part of the hat with Rowan CashSoft, the stem parts with Rowan Handknit cotton, and the petals with the most expensive substitute yarn my LYS had. I almost fainted when they recommended it to me and I saw the price. But I had no time to look for another sub so I bought it, and to their credit it was the most wonderful, springy, beautiful bright white microfiber yarn I’ve ever worked with or seen. Don’t remember the name though. :-(

I procrastinated sewing on those daisy petals after seeing some other daisy hats on Ravelry and hearing about how difficult it was to sew them on and have it come out not looking like crap, but oh my gosh this was the cutest ever hat when it was finished, and I swear it looked 100 times cuter on that sweet baby girl. We were blessed with a cool spell the week after I gifted the hat so I was able to see her enjoying the CashSoft warmth and cuteness. I enjoyed ogling this hat so much that I'm making one for my neighbor's 1st grandbaby too! Gotta do something with all that pricey white petal yarn!
Happy Wednesday, folks!

 Been quite some time

Been quite some time since I shared my knitting adventures. My baby is now 16 months old and somehow having such a tiny one in the house tends to limit computer time. J Since Jo Jo was born I’ve made so many cute things! I'll share a couple now and more later.

First I made the Pea Pod sweater and hat in Rowan Calmer. Oh so cute!

He loves this tiny soft hat.

Then I made my own version of the Pumpkin Hat for my cutie pie. I never got around to weaving in the ends…. So he wore it still “on the vine.” He didn’t mind.

Here we are pumpkin picking and showing off his cuteness.
Hope all are well, and may the babies and knits just keep coming!

 Sunday, August 17, 2008


This pattern is now available for download on my blog. For free!


 Thursday, August 14, 2008


No, not me... although some people would beg to differ looking at the size of my 22w bump! An online sewing and knitting buddy announced the birth of her beautiful little twins Finn and Tillie just over a week ago, so I sent these over for them.

Check out my blog for more photos and further details if you're interested. The wool is hand dyed by me, and the pattern is from a South Australian booklet for prem babies, designed by a premmie Mum herself. These are pretty tiny for babies 5-7lbs.