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Scrappies Down

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.

Cheers!
Annie

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WIP Wednesday

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!

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Pale Face Lace Almost Mittens

I’m working up the pattern for some sweet little lacy almost mittens. Here’s what I’ve got so far.

What do you think?

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Slouchy Baby Chicken Eggs!

Okay, you got me, all of the things in the title don’t go together!  But it’s all what’s going on with me today on this BEAUTIFUL day here in Austin.

First of all, I finished the slouch hat I was working on.  It has a lacy pattern, but it didn’t come out very nicely.  I’m thinking about giving it another try and altering it a bit, maybe no lacy, or something that might stand out better… what do you think?  Any suggestions?

Second, my friend is having her baby right now!!!!  Many strong momma blessings and thoughts are coming your way right now!  Hooray!!

And finally, yesterday, the days crossed over the threshold to be long enough for our wonderful chickens to start making their delicious eggs again.  Yay!

This is our favorite chicken of the flock, her name is Sexy.  She’s super sweet and loves to be picked up and petted.

And this is the mean one… she’s a trouble maker too… always trying to escape and wander the neighborhood.  Her name is Rocky.

Oh my gosh!  In the time that it took me to get from writing about my friend being in labor to the end of this post she has had her baby!  Her name is Carson Anne, and she is perfect!!!!  Congratulations!

What a magical day!

Love and Light,

Annie

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Magi Cowl

I love this cowl! It’s the first one I’ve designed, and it feels magical, so I’m calling it the “Magi Cowl”.

Block your work people! it’s totally awesome. Before blocking you couldn’t see any of the holes from the lace pattern, and the edges rolled in making it look like a clown collar! Blocking is magic!

Cheers!
Annie

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my favorite man hat

hat #1, originally uploaded by happydaymomma.

So far, this is my favorite man hat that I’ve ever made… well, it’s actually a close tie with another one that I’ll post pics of another time. And I made it for my man about five years ago. He still loves to wear it!

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Tried New Whirly-Gig Gadget

So I just got back from the local yarn store where I stopped in to use their swift to ball up a few skeins of yarn that were sent to me for custom orders… Oh my goodness!  They got a new toy – an all wooden, electric ball winder.  It was magical!  All you had to do was get the yarn situated in the winder and then flip the switch.   Just like magic!

Not sure if this is the exact model they had, but it looked pretty much like this:

Motorized Ball Winder

On another note, I finished those longies that I’ve been working on.  I’ll post a pic as soon as I can get a good one.  They look great!

I’m also almost finished with a baby blanket that I’ve been designing for a friend who just had her sweet baby last weekend… a little girl named Fiona Rose.  Such a sweet name.  I think I’m going to call it the “Fiona Rose Baby Blanket”.  Will post photos of the blanket too as soon as I get good ones.

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