Thursday, August 09, 2007

Announcing my New Blog

This is just one of the cute pictures you can find over at my new blog: Momma Muses. My new blog is more about mommying than knitting, but I expect there to be a fair amount of knitting for baby content. I hope to see you over there!

For example:
Notice the cute (knit by me) wool longies that Audrey is wearing! I based these on the Little Turtle Knits "the longies pattern," but made a lot of changes, like I knit it with 20 sts/inch instead of 18 sts/inch. I also added cute stripes on the legs and a little bit more ribbing on the bottom cuff.
Yarn: Cascade 220 in dark green, light green, and hot pink
Gauge: 20 sts/inch
Needles: US 7 and US 5 for ribbing

Monday, July 16, 2007

FO: Wool Soaker!

This past week I was working hard on making a wool soaker of my own design. After two failed attempts I gave in and bought the pattern for one I had heard good things about. Specifically, I heard that it fits, which is very important when I am talking about something to keep my baby's bottom dry.

Pattern: Little Turtle Knits "The Original Soaker Pattern"
I made the small for my 3 month ~12.5 lb baby with a 15" waist and 8" thighs.
Yarn: Cascade 220 from my stash. The MC is a lovely peachy pink. The CC is a vibrant raspberry.
Needles: I used US 3 and US 5 16" circs

Front View:

Back View:

Baby Views:

On a side note, fresh blueberries in oatmeal are yummy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Baby Web Scrapbook

I haven't been posting here, because I have been here.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Baby is here!

Audrey Claire
April 10, 2006
6:51 pm MST
6 lbs 7 oz
20 inches

(Notice she is wearing her
Heartbreakingly Cute Kimono!)


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono

I finially got around to finishing the Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I used Sugar 'n spice from Joann's and size 6 needles. I cast on fewer stitches, I think 36 instead of 40 as my gauge was off, but I liked the fabric created with size 6 needles. I chose to use a button instead of the ribbon. Here are some pictures. I can't wait to see baby in it!

Heartbreakingly cute baby kimono

Heartbreakingly cute baby kimono

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Some pictures

Wedding picture:
Adam and I got married on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, CO on June 3, 2006.


Pregnant Belly picture 30w5d:
I look tired because I am tired.


Pregnant Belly picture 30w5d (sans shirt):
My belly button is still an inny.


Friday, February 02, 2007

More Baby Bedding

I am 29 weeks pregnant today.

Here is the crib. (You can see Dexter peeking out from underneath):

I finished the bed skirt yesterday. It was more difficult than I expected primarily due to three things.
1. The kitties still like to eat patterns and Dexter now fancies pins and steals them out of my seams.
2. I am 7 months pregnant, so therefore, most positions are not very comfortable to me including the positions required to hunch over a sewing machine. My back was killing me not to long into the project.
3. The gathered seams. I was supposed to gather the material at the top, but after much fuss and frustration and many snapped threads, I decided I like it without a gathered seam just fine, thank you very much.

Here is the bed skirt up close. :
bed skirt details

And here is KNITTING!!! My (in progress) log cabin style baby blanket inspired by Mason Dixon Knitting. It won't be getting much larger than this (~2 feet x ~2 feet) as I am running out of yarn. I will have enough to do a narrow red border around the outside. The blanket is made with Dale of Norway 100% superwash (and supersoft) wool, Baby Ull, 2 strands held together on size 6 needles:
blanket in progress

I hope the baby likes it as much as Portia seems to:
portia with blanket