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Mosaic Moon Scrappies!

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

xoxo

Annie

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Longies and Shorties

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.

newborn longies

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

Cheers!

Annie

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Sunday Evening

A glimpse of my Sunday evening knitting project….

Just finished up the first leg of this second pair of newborn longies.

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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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Behold the Blob Fish

Today the world wide Internet has really pulled through for me.

As I sit around a backyard campfire roasting weenies with old friends, someone makes a comment about the blob fish.

“The what fish?”

“Shall I look it up on my dandy phone?”

So I do. And not only did I find a picture of the real deal, but I also found an amazing knitted replica of said blob fish.

It made my day.

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Almost Mittens!

What’s that you say?  You need a pair of super cozy almost mittens to go out and collect your delicious yard eggs first thing on a nippy morning?  Well then, I’ve got just the pattern for you!

Or did you need something a little more playful?  Oh wait, it’s the same pattern!

Hold on, slow down… maybe you just need something to keep you cozy while you stand there wistfully staring out the window and indulging in a delightfully tantalizing day dream about, well, you fill in the details … yeah, that’s the same pattern too.

And here it is, in all its perfectly simple glory…

Almost Mittens

by Annie Soutter

1 skein Lamb’s Pride bulky weight yarn

US 10 1/2 straight needles

Cast on 30 stitches (more if you want them to be longer, less if you want them shorter).  I like to leave a pretty long (about 1/2 a yard or so) tail so that I can use it to sew the mitten up when I’m finished.

Knit 40 rows, or until the height of the work (I’m talking from bottom edge to top edge) is long enough to wrap around your hand at the base of your fingers.

Cast off, leaving about a 10 inch tail.

Sew up the mitten by using the longest tail first and sewing up to where you want the bottom of your thumb hole (for me, this is about 3 inches from the very top edge of the mitten).  Tie that string off.  Now, using the shorter (10 inch) tail, sew down the mitten to where you want the top edge of the thumb hole (for me, about 1 1/2 inches from the top of the mitten – leaving me a thumb hole that is about 1 1/2 inches).  Tie it off and weave in and hide both of your tails.

Viola!  You now have one Almost Mitten!  Now go make another one and start getting down to some kind of serious cozy business!

By the way, those are some amazing photos, huh?!  Many, many, many thanks to the superbly talented Lauri!  You can check out more of her work here and here.

Much love and happy knitting!

Annie

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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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