The teensy swatch from my last post has grown up to be this: No, it isn't a pair of handknit granny panties (I love wool, but I don't love wool THAT much!)...it's a diaper cover for Maddy, minus the leg and waist ribbing. I decided I wanted to knit her a pair of wool shorts… Continue reading maddypants in progress
I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted last, but it was long enough ago that I'd forgotten what my last post was about - how funny that I've got two posts in a row (but almost 2 months apart) about the same pattern! I ended up going up two sizes with… Continue reading Things I make for Maddy: more Maddy-pants!
(Maddy-pants is one of the nicknames I use with my dear girl. I have no idea why I think appending "pants" to a name is funny, but I do.) I knit a diaper cover for my little Madrigal! Unfortunately, this kid is growing like a weed (already over 15 pounds at 3 months old!), and… Continue reading Things I make for Maddy: Maddy-pants!
We had such gorgeous light coming through our upstairs window this morning, and with my husband working from home today, I figured we had the perfect opportunity for a babyStripes! photoshoot. Taking (clear) pictures of Maddy is definitely a 2-person job right now! For extra fun, I threw on my Stripes! sweater: babyStripes! is still… Continue reading mama + daughter + stripes!
We managed to get some still shots of Madrigal wearing her new Aviatrix hat before we took off on a walk yesterday afternoon. Sleeping baby = perfect photo opportunity! I knit it a little big for her, since she's growing so fast I figured it might last a bit longer that way. I just adore… Continue reading Maddy wears her Aviatrix hat
Y'all already got a sneak peek at this hat in the last photo of my last post, but since it's my first FO post-baby, I wanted to give it a dedicated FO post of its own. Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Aviatrix baby hat Yarn: Brooklyn Handspun "Instant Gratification Sock" in "Celery Stalk" Needles: size 2… Continue reading Things I make for Maddy: Aviatrix Hat
I finished knitting the baby-sized Garter Rib cardigan this morning: It's not quite an FO yet, since I have no button stash, and almost certainly won't be making it out to anyplace where I'd purchase buttons for awhile, and therefore can't put the finishing touches on this little cardigan. I ended up using raglan decreases… Continue reading more munchkin knits
As of today, I'm a week away from my due date. We'll see if the munchkin decides to arrive early or late (first babies tend to be late, but you never know!). I'm so, so distracted at this point, just so impatient to meet our little munchkin! So here, look at some of the not-yet-finished… Continue reading some more works in progress
You guys, baby knits are FAST! Who knew? Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Sweet Baby Cap (with garter ridge mods) Yarn: Knitpicks Chroma Fingering in "Bare" and "Prism" Needles: 2.5mm Knitpicks Harmony dpns Time to Knit: 2 days!! I cast on for this adorable little hat after I finished babyStripes!, and am already finished with it.… Continue reading sweet baby cap
...and it turned out even cuter than I could possibly have imagined: I'm so pleased with this little sweater I can hardly contain myself. All of the little details I planned from the beginning came together so perfectly, which doesn't always happen. What a relief that it did, given how little time I've got before… Continue reading something’s blocking…
Yesterday, I wasn't feeling so well, and so I pretty much just knit and did a bit of light housecleaning. I'm determined to have a sweater knit for my little one before they make their arrival, and so I decided to tackle babyStripes! once again: I decided awhile ago that I should rip out the… Continue reading babyStripes! is back in action
I've stopped going into campus regularly, and am almost entirely working from home these last few weeks leading up to the munchkin's arrival. Though I do try to actually accomplish worky-work every day, I sometimes get a bit distracted by making things for the munchkin when I'm home. Case in point: the hat I'm knitting… Continue reading pumpkin hat!
I've gotten a bit behind in my blogging, in that I actually have had several things I've been meaning to write about but keep forgetting to make the time for it. Maybe I'll get a bunch of posts up in the next few days to catch up. Or maybe I won't - I'm learning that… Continue reading munchkin pants in progress
Turns out baby hats are pretty darn quick! Behold, the munchkin's first handknit-from-mama: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Cosset Yarn: Brooklyn Handspun Softspun Plus in "Cyanea" Needles: size 2 Knitpicks Harmony dpns Time to knit: Oct 8-11th I'm hoping to add a few more things (including babyStripes!) to the handknits-from-mama pile before the munchkin arrives, but… Continue reading well that didn’t take long!
Hello blog! Long time no see. Turns out I can't actually keep up with everything all at once while I'm cooking a baby, which probably shouldn't be as surprising as I'm finding it to be. But I do have some knitting to share: Just a little ribbed baby hat (for my Munchkin!), which I cast… Continue reading well hey, i DO still knit.