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!
This evening I’m listening to Blue Monday on the radio and finishing up this lovely *tiny* little pair of longies (wool pants used to cover cloth diapers – the wool serves as a water proof cover). The first of many to be made for Baby Moo. I just have to finish the chord and they’re all done!
What do you think?
A glimpse into my Blue Monday
I’m working on the first of many pairs of newborn longies for Baby Moo.
These are knitting up very nicely in a colorway of cool blues with navy blue trimming.
They are so tiny… it’s absurdly cute!
I just split the knitting into two and seamed up the crotch to start the legs this evening.
What do you think so far?
(Can you guess which pic I took with the hipstamatic app on my phone?)
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:
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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Just finished the first leg of the WIP (work in progress) custom longies… I really love them. The yarn has created this kind of striping/spiral pattern that is pretty sweet.
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