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Medium Longies on Purewool

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!

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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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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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Craft Room Disaster Area

So… my craft room/office is a bit of a disaster area…

For years now it’s been the “don’t know where to put it?  just throw it in the office!” room.  But not for long!

I just got home from an epic trip to Ikea where I got an awesome wooden shelving units that is sure to rock my world.

I thought it might be fun to post some before and after photos… so here goes!

Imagine that you just walked into the room and you’re panning from right to left.  This is what you would see.  Now don’t laugh, because it’s really bad!

Pile o' desk and shelves

shelf number one and half of the clutter pile

the clutter pile and shelf number two

the amazing space wasting wall nook and the closet door

Here’s the plan…

Replace shelves number one and two and the clutter pile with these:

goes in the corner

two of these - one on each side of the corner shelf

Then I can start getting organized with these:

I got two pink and one turquoise, no black

three of these linen colored boxes and four more in the same style that are not quite as tall

I’ve also got quite a few baskets, and boxes laying around that I’ll use.  And I’ll probably hit up Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, TJ Max and Ross for more discount storage bins.

I’d like to put some funky wall decals above the shelving unit… maybe like these

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49387619/vinyl-wall-sticker-decal-art-funky?ref=v1_other_2

…or these…

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50525735/vinyl-wall-sticker-decal-art-heading?ref=v1_other_2

Oh yeah, and I plan to utilize the amazing space wasting wall nook by placing a pathos ivy, or perhaps a money tree in it… but probably a pathos ivy… even though I really like the idea of having a money tree in my craft room/office, pathos ivies are one of the only plants I seem to be able to keep alive, and a dead money tree sounds like bad joo-joo.

So, what do you think?  Any more ideas or suggestions?

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