Monday, March 31, 2008
Pattern: Baby Bell Bottoms from The Blue Blog
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport - I'd never used this before but it's super soft.
Needles: Size 6
Comments: I started this on the way out to South Dakota to say goodbye to Grandma. Unfortunately I could neither count nor write down exactly how I had changed the pattern, so the second leg is slightly different from the first. (Bad bad knitter) However, you really can't tell from looking at it. I am apparently also just plain dumb when it comes to measuring pants. Her inseam is 12" so when I measured the pants I measured 12" top to bottom, not along the inseam. Duh. So they're a little long instead of fitting perfectly like I had hoped. But hey, this way she has room to grow!
I'm hoping to do a few pairs of these for friends whose children are not quite fitting into standard sizes.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
This is the most yarnalicious scrumptious yarn I think I have ever seen. All of the colors available right now look like spring! It's Yarni and as far as I know, it's only found at the Yarnery in St. Paul, MN. BUT now they offer online shopping, so I don't have to call and ask them to describe the colors for me anymore! It's a pricey little number - $30 for 470 yds. It's dyed by a couple who live in/around St. Paul so it's somewhat local for me. This is my honest to goodness favoritest sock yarn eva'. It is soft, it is squishy, it is so much fun to knit.
I'm in Luuuuvvv. I've had that Yarnery page open on my computer all week. Just staring at the colors. And how can you not love the names?
New Shoot Green
Favorite Jeans - Remember these? My River Rapids socks made for my Sockapalooza pal last summer.
Raspberry Blueberry Swirl - nothin' says Minnesota like blueberries!
Tangerini - sounds like a drink I could slurp right down!
Rose Petals and Sage - I can almost smell it
For those of you wondering about an Addie update, her doc called us at home yesterday. Apparently after 2 days her strep culture did begin to grow very spotty strep colonies. So... we put her on antibiotics. She seems to be in better spirits today, but she still doesn't have a lot of energy. This afternoon she actually told me she was tired and asked to take a nap!! That never happens!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: You can machine wash in cold and air dry. However, it never hurts to hand wash and air dry. :)
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saartje's booties. These are very fast and fun.
So fun, that I made 2 pairs right in a row for my friends babies.
Cottage Creations Babies and Bears Sweater. The mittens are from Fittin' Mittens. I highly recommend any Cottage Creations patterns for babies. The Lilly sweater is sweet as is every pattern I've seen from them.
Last but not least (because Blogger is getting cranky with all the photos) is the Slip Stitch Baby Hat. Knit with contrasting shades of sock yarn, this one is so cute. I got the pattern from The Heathen Housewife. I think I emailed her for the pattern, although I think there are a few yarn shops in Minnesota that you can buy the pattern at. I hope this helps!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
However, I did get this very nice package from Michelle, my Sock It To Me Again pal. It was full of wonderful things, including a skein of yarn that was leftover from the socks she made me.
Coincidentally, my friend Darla called me with a dilemma. Her husband, Eugene (who deserves to be ridiculed a little), put the booties I had made for their son in the wash. It went through a hot wash and into the dryer. So these cute little Koigu booties that I made will now fit an elf. Maybe. Since I know Darla loves these booties and her son wears them everywhere, I told her I would make her another pair. So I started a pair out of the leftover sock yarn. They're more of a summer weight bootie - much thinner than the Koigu ones. I thought about embroidering "Handwash only" on the sides, but thought that might be too subtle. What do you think?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
All the cool Who's in Whoville will be wearing these mittens! Hubby pointed out the other day that with their pointy top and loop for buttoning, these mittens look like they should be worn by Little Suzy Lou Who. They're toasty warm and make me smile - so it's all good.