I finally finished the Half Lotus Bunting pattern. And now I offer it up to you, my sweet readers, for free. You can find it here, as a free download from Ravelry. What’s that? You don’t know what Ravelry is… well, you better get over there and check it out! It’s only the coolest thing to happen to knitters and crocheters since, I don’t know, this guys awesome knitting chair…
Please let me know how you like the pattern, and if you find any errors. This is my first crochet pattern, and I welcome your feedback.
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.
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!
With the arrival of Baby Moo rapidly approaching, I’m committing myself to finishing up some projects that I’ve been working on for WAY too long.
Here are a few that are in the final stages.
First up, the Little Lulan Dress (formally known as the Little Sister Dress)… I’ve finished all the knitting, and all I have left to do is put on the buttons and sew in the ends.
Next up, I have the very first knitted item that I have completed for Baby Moo (which is so sad, because by this point in my pregnancy with Lulan I had probably made her at least five or six knitted treasures)… an Owlie Sleep Sack! I still need to block this, but here’s what it looks like pre-blocked.
It has tiny little cabled owls around the top of the sack… but I think it’s interesting how the whole thing kind of looks like an owl too.
I actually altered this pattern a little bit to leave the bottom open with a drawstring so we can get in to change diapers easily. And because it’s made of wool, we can use it as a cloth diaper cover as well!
What are you working on this week? I’d love to see, so please share!
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?
Today I had my photo shoot with the fabulous Lauri, and I’m so excited about it I can’t even wait for the photos to get to me before I start writing about it!
She took photos of my recently finished slouch hat, magi-cowl, and almost mittens that are soooo much better than the ones I took. Hooray!
Oh ya, and be on the look out for the patterns for all three… coming soon… and two of them will be free! Can you guess which ones?
So y’all just have to wait to see the beautiful shots she got… haha!
Just started working on a slouch hat pattern using some nice, bulky, deep magenta yarn…. really, just started. I’ll post again when there’s more to show.
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!
It is a beautiful morning here in Austin, and I’m feeling whimsical, just like this little blue loch ness monster. Thanks to kathrynivy.com for uploading it to Flickr, where I found it. The pattern can be found at hansigurumi.etsy.com.
Think I’ve got some designing and photograph taking in me today!
Oh no! I lost a day! Well, here you go, wip thursday!
Squares for the scarves for the
Austin Waldorf School Knit-A-Thon
(If you would like to sponsor me please visit the link above *smile*)
We will be donating the scarves (and hats) to Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
The Little Lulan Dress
(formally known as the Little Sister Dress)
Click the link above for the free pattern.