Friday, February 29, 2008


One of the best parts of my birthday, has got to be the cards.... (ooooh, and frosting)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yummy Blues

A little something for a little cutie patootie - she happened to have a rough week last week and, I think, needs some pretty blue knitty love....

Pattern: Baby Shrug from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #010 and #202
Needles: Addi circulars US7 and US8
Measurements: 12-18 month size, 25" chest (very generous sizing)
Started: February 18, 2008
Finished: February 24, 2008
Other Details: Very cute with the contrasting rib! The sizings are very generous - I think the 12-18 month size will fit up to a 3-4 year old.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Change is Pretty Cool

You really can't go wrong when cream of tartar is on your shopping list - not for cooking, but for natural dyeing.. The fun has begun!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Feet

I've been slowly stocking up on these amazing lil' shoes for a few special people who will be having wee ones this year. I was sorting through my pictures and came across a few from one of Johanna's craft fairs last fall. Look at all those colors! The football ones are a favorite of mine. My little cousin Kenny is sporting a pair of those along with his Giants hat I made... Remember that?!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Around and Around

I envisioned a 2-3 year old going pumpkin or apple picking in this. Or maybe just romping around in the leaves - fall colors just make me smile.

For such a quick knit, it took me way too long to complete. I had most of this done a few months ago; the last sleeve was finally finished the other day. A little friend of mine tried it on at Knitsmiths this past Sunday and it looked so cute - now for the Acorn Hat!

Pattern: Child's Pinwheel Sweater by Shelley Mackey
Yarn: Knitpicks Swish in Sunshine, Aloe, Dublin, Jade, Copper, Fired Brick and Truffle
Needles: Addi circulars US8
Measurements: To fit a 6 months - 3 year old
Started: December 21, 2001
Finished: February 10, 2008
Other Details: The directions are a bit spotty when you get to the armholes, but otherwise it was an easy pattern that goes quick with all the colors changes!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Cozy Morning

My apartment on a cold Saturday - yarn ends galore, soaking the Koigu, a mountain of silk lace:

I'm trying to sort out some of my stash yarns today that need to be color adjusted. I picked up some lime green Koigu Kersti and the pinky peach KPPPM from Lisa in the last Knitsmiths swap. The colors are beautiful, but just aren't me. Some overdyeing should do the trick!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Wintery Obsession

I couldn't quit. The entire month of January, I was totally and utterly addicted to Koigu. The small amount of knitting time I had, was all happy knitting - I loved watching each stitch, change from one color to the next.

These are going to be some lucky babies, checkout the latest getup:

Isn't it adorable?! If I were a baby, I would want to rock out (or poop) in these pants...

For those of you who want some super cute baby pants, you can find the pattern on Alison's blog. Isn't her wee one just too cute in the pinkie ones?

Pattern: Baby Bell Bottoms by Alison
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM # in an unreadable color
Needles: Addi and Inox 3.25mm circulars
Measurements: To fit a 3-6 month old
Started: January 10, 2008
Finished: January 28, 2008
Other Details: My gauge was a bit off with the Koigu, but not by much. I followed the 6 month sizing and ended up with a 3-6 month size. The only change I made was to knit the legs in the round using magic loop.

And the cutie bonnet....

Pattern: Top Down Bonnet by Hello Yarn
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM in an unreadable color
Needles: 3.25mm, I forgot what needles I used
Measurements: To fit a 0-6 month old
Started: January 14, 2008
Finished: January 20, 2008
Other Details: My gauge was a bit off with the Koigu (more than the pants). I'm thinking this hat will be more for a 0-3 month old, but with no babies to try it on, we'll have to wait until it gets gifted to see!

All in all, these projects used less than 2 skeins of Koigu! I probably could have done the next size up on at least the pants and been okay. Isn't it amazing how far it goes? Up next, darning...