Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FO: Baby Vertebrae

It is going to be a short post :-)  My beautiful baby girl is sleeping and mommy wants to do the same thing!

Still, I wanted to update my blog and post about a little gift I made while looking after my daughter when she was learning to be on her belly :-)

It was a rather quick knit for the first baby of one of my knitter friend!  It's a boy!  I'm glad I could make it - it was sent I think two weeks after he was born! 

It is a little larger than the pattern and shorter too.  I thought the vest looked better that way!



 
See my project page on Ravelry.

I have about half of the Little Oak knitted. 

I also started some leg warmers for my daughter!  I don't really follow a pattern for them.  We will see if they fit.  If not, it is really easy to start again.  Let me know if you know of any well fitting leg warmers for a 9-12 months baby in fingering weight!

I hope you are all doing well and I'm really glad if you are still reading :-) 

Have a beautiful rest of the week! xx

Friday, March 28, 2014

More...

.. little FOs and gifts for a sweet girl!

Before labor, I knitted these with leftover yarn, not knowing if we were going to have a boy or a girl.  We had a girl!  But the hat is too big (maybe next winter it will fit?) and the socks do not stay on her feet...  Oh well, it was fun to knit!
 


Then, my friend DearKnits sent to us those lovely gifts!

Aren't the booties cute on her feet?

 
And look at this beautiful knitted toy!  It is currently sunbathing, not knowing that it is actually still winter outside!

 
Thanks Tara!
 
I hope you are all having a lovely Friday and weekend! xx

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Baby shower

Hello everyone,

In January, I gave birth to the sweetest little girl.  What an amazing adventure!  
Since then, I've only knittted a few rows... so there may not be much to show for a little while.

Still, I would like to show you what we received at the baby shower.

Nice handmade blankets:



We use them everyday!

Also, these beautiful knits! So much talent!

By: cathou


By: birana

 

We look forward to wearing them!

And I'm slowly knitting the Little Oak cardigan.  I'm making it bigger so that it fits when it's completed!

I really miss knitting :)

Have a good week everyone!
 
ETA: the talented knitters who made those oh so nice gifts!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

FO: Puerperium

Last night I finally sewed the buttons to the Puerperium Cardigan! These are the cutest little buttons I have ever seen :)  I bought them at Espace Tricot for those of you who live in the Montreal area.

This is a lovely pattern.  It is tiny and quick to knit, although it took me from August to January, I have for an excuse that I knitted the Pine Forest Baby Blanket at the same time!

It did not use much yarn either.  Not even half a skein of Millis by Julie Asselin. At first, I thought the color was really too bright but in the end, I really like how it turned out (the color below is not as accurate as above):



A lot of people knitted this pattern and I would definitely recommend it. 

I did not make any modifications.  See my project page on Ravelry.

Now, I'm knitting a little newborn hat and matching socks with leftover yarn.  The hat is already blocking and the second sock is on its way!

Then, I think I will start the Little Oak Cardigan with the Madelintosh Tosh Merino DK I had bought for a Wheat scarf but changed my mind... again!

I'm also thinking about what should be my challenge for the Ravellenics. I may knit a pair of socks again.  It is still a challenge for me to knit a pair of socks in two weeks and I find it actually satisfying to knit a pair of socks so quickly once every two year!  Will you knit something for the Ravellenics?

Happy New Year 2014 everyone!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

FO: Pine Forest Baby Blanket

Hello everyone! 

I have an FO!  The Pine Forest Baby Blanket.  What a nice and easy pattern!  I love it in the Green Label Aran Weight in the colorway Frost.  I'm so glad I made the change of yarn although it was a lot of frogging!

Now, I'm 100% happy with the result!  Yé!

 See my project page on Ravelry.

This one is for a very special little baby :)  We do not know yet if it is going to be a boy or a girl!

Then, I've frogged the Wheat scarf too.  I guess it could be the hormones!  Seriously, I did not like how the ribbed portion sort of distorded the scarf.  It was too mindless - if such a thing is possible!  In the end, it did not "speak" to me :)

So, I'm back to my Puerperium.  I'm knitting the second sleeve now, so it should be finished in a few days.  It's so tiny!

I don't know if I'll post again before Christmas.  If not, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas!  Be safe, rest and have fun!  You all deserve it! xxx

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I could not resist :)

Last weekend, I went again to my favorite LYS to get a fourth skein of Tanis for my Pine Forest Baby Blanket and I could not resist the good looking Madelintosh Tosh Merino DK!

Good thing, it did not even get to my stash. I already started a new a easy project with it: the Wheat scarf!

I'm now alternating between the two projects.  It is difficult to stay committed when you knit two blankets almost in a row. Then, I'm going to alternate with the little Puerperium that I've neglected a little...

Here is how it looks so far.



Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Frog, frog, frog...

Well, I thought the color of my Pine Forest Blanket was too dark for a baby blanket but it turns out that the second skein is even darker!  See!


It wasn't exactly a nice surprise...  Still, I continued.  You know, denying the problem.  But I've finally reached a decision.  I will not frog and alternate skeins.  I will frog it completely and it will become different projects.  Why insist on making this blanket in that color if I'm not in love with itT  I already have a few ideas for it: Felipe, Owl Tuque and-or OwletAviatrix Hat, Gramps.  I'll stop, I only have three skeins ;-)

So, Thursday night, I had no choice but to go to the lovely Espace Tricot.  It was once again a very pleasant yarn shopping experience.  All the ladies in that boutique de tricot are so nice.  I forgot to bring the blanket requirements but they went on Ravelry and showed me a varity of possible yarns are could use: soft enough for a baby and superwash, of course.  I opted for this beautiful Green Label Aran Weight by Tanis Fiber Arts.  The colorway is Frost. I so love her yarns!

 
It is also going to become a Pine Forest Blanket.  This is a nice mindless pattern.  I think this color is much better suited for a little baby!  I hope the transition between the skeins will be okay.  We chose them carefully...
 
This is also perfect to lift my spirit this morning because I caught a cold yesterday.  I thought I would be fine and went to work yesterday but it worsened last night and now, I think all I will do this weekend is rest and knit.
 
Have a nice weekend everyone!