So, as it turns out, having two kids is insane! Good, but man oh man, it’s all consuming. Now that baby A is nine months old I am just starting to find a little time to knit again.
Just thought I’d let y’all know that I’ve still got it.
Today I’m working on a rainbow felted water bottle holder for big L, who’s starting kindergarten at the Waldorf school in the fall.
Oh yeah, and I got some new lenses and flashes for my hipstamatic app. This is taken with the Holga lens on Ina’s 1969 film with a red gel flash. Lovin’ it!
I’m using Malabrigo worsted yarn.
Tis the season to scramble and get those last minute gifts made.
My dear friend Alycia has offered to host a last minute gift class at her house. So gather up that beautiful worsted weight yarn you have laying around and join us for some serious knitting fun!
We’ll be making Gail Bable’s Waffle Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waffle-hat). It’s great for men, women or children.
When: Thursday 12/9 & Thursday 12/16, 9:00-11:00AM
Where: Alycia Schwartz’s house in South Austin
Fee: $40, you bring your supplies
Please email me at email@example.com to sign up.
Here’s what I’m thankful for this week:
… time to work on my purewool longies…
… my beautiful new baby…
… my beautiful big girl…
… my amazing husband…
… my wonderful parents…
This has nothing to do with knitting, but isn’t my baby sweet and cute?! Guess I’m partial, but, you know.
I’ve been working on the medium size for my longies pattern that I’m writing up. They’re coming along very nicely in this lovely Purewool yarn. I just love knitting with Purewool! It’s so soft and squishy…. mmmm…
And speaking of my longies pattern, I’m so grateful to all of my wonderful pattern testers. Y’all are so amazing and your insight is priceless. Thank you!
Finished up the “newborn” sized scrappy longies that I was making from Mosaic Moon Cestari scraps…
Turns out this yarn is a much thicker worsted weight than the Araucania I originally wrote the pattern up in, so this pair ended up being a whole size bigger. It’s not really a problem, as the babe will probably be in smalls for a lot longer than newborns. Mostly I just have to keep it in mind for when I’m writing the patterns.
And speaking of writing patterns, I just signed up several pattern testers for this longies pattern, so the ball is really rolling now!
I also just got started on the next size up – medium.
If you’re interested in being a pattern tester for this longies pattern comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up.
A few days ago I got some wonderful Mosaic Moon (on Cestari) yarn scraps in the mail. And last night I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to get started on a pair of scrappy longies for Baby Moo. I got most of the way through the waist band before I pooped out and had to go to bed.
This morning I changed my mind about using one of the Mosaic Moon colors for the trim (waist band and leg cuffs), so I found a good coordinating trim from my stash (O-Wool, in an eggplant kind of color).
I frogged the first waist band and got to about the same point on the second. Here are the progress photos.
Mosaic Moon and O-Wool yarn for scrappies/ first waist band mid-frogging
New waist band out of O-Wool
Just put the finishing touches on the brown and green longies, and another pair of green shorties that I’ve been working on.
The longies are knit in Araucania with Cascade 220 trim.
And the shorties are knit in Purewool (Forest of Pines colorway) – which is quickly becoming one of my favorites… it’s so deliciously soft and fluffy!
Shorties on Purewool Forest of Pines size small
A glimpse of my Sunday evening knitting project….
Just finished up the first leg of this second pair of newborn longies.
Guess this is not officially a “work in progress” anymore, but I wanted to share anyhow. The first pair of newborn longies are officially finished!
All finished, drawstring and everything! Aren't they cute?!
And yesterday I started on the second pair in this lovely Araucania yarn, with subtle greens, browns and yellows. I’m using a dark chocolate brown Cascade 220 for the trim.
Newborn longies #2
I’ve tried so many longies patterns and never found one that really fit perfect, so I’ve been working on writing out my own pattern… it’s been a long, long road, but it will be finished one of these days!
I’ll be sure to keep you posted!