Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Progress Report

This weekend I will be attending a baby shower for my dear friend Tanya. She is expecting her first child this December so I am in the process of making her gifts.

With her having a December baby I figured booties and a hat would be the perfect gift for her bundle of joy. As her husband and her are not finding out the sex of the baby neutral colors were in order.

Here is what is in the works:

The yarn I choose was Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Aran and the patterns are from Easy Baby Knits by Claire Montgomerie.

I cannot wait to meet this new person :)

- A

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick post

Okay so today was clean up my craft room and get somewhat organized.

The craft room is now clean and everything is in its place and now all that is left is to tackle my knitting bag and basket. Yes there is two!


With my pregnancy and now a little one I seem to have so many projects on the go and things that just need buttons that I have started keeping it all in a bag and basket. This does make it much easier to carry from room to room while carrying a baby but it is not good for remembering what you are working on as things seem to get buried at the bottom.

Hopefully by tomorrow I will some things organized and can show you all what has been happening here :)

- A

Friday, October 26, 2012

Simple Baby Hat

My lovely daughter is now just over 2 months and was in need of a warm hat now that it is getting quite chilly here in Ottawa. For sizing I would say this hat will fit 3-6 months (my daughter is almost 9 lbs now at 2.5 months and the hat fits just perfect without stretching so she has room to grow)

Simple Baby Hat

Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky Handpaint
Needles: US 8 32" circ (I used magic loop method so there would be no seams)
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch

CO 64 stitches and join in the round (be careful not to twist the stitches)
Work in 2x2 rib starting with K2, P2 for 6 rounds.
Continue to knit in stockinette stitch (every round knit) until the hat measures 4 inches from the CO edge.

Decrease rounds:
Rnd 1: *K6, K2tog, rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: Knit to end
Rnd 3: *K5, K2tog, rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: Knit to end

Continue in this fashion ending with round of K2tog leaving you with 8 stitches remaining.

Cut yarn leaving a good length tail. Draw yarn through the remaining stitches and weave in ends.

p.s. she loves it and it keeps her head nice and cozy warm

- A

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Windy Wednesday

So it is one of those dreary cold fall days here in Ottawa. A perfect day to sit with coffee, some reading material and of course my knitting. Mila and I made a trip to our local Chapters for some new reading material and of course some much needed Starbucks. The magic of this little trip of course is the resulting sleeping baby. 

Shhhh. Don't wake the baby :) Time for this mommy to sit back and have some time just for her...

Did you notice my current project (well one of many). It is the fabulous Rae by Jane Richmond which I wish was finished so I could wrap my self up in it :)

- A

Friday, October 19, 2012

Finished Object Friday - Berry Seed Hoody

Last night I finally sat down with this cute little hoody and ripped out the ugly button bands. After some carefully picking up the correct number of stitches and paying close attention to Jane's instructions I am proud to say that this cute little sweater is now done! Well except for buttons but I am going out today to get some :)

This sweater was the project I choose for Luvinthemommyhood's Summer Sweater Knit Along and I could not be happier with how it turned out. This was my second time knitting this pattern and I loved it as much as the first time, well maybe a bit more since the sweater is for my own sweet little girl. I decided to knit the 24 month size because I have a feeling that as she gets bigger and life gets busier with chasing her around I will not have as much knitting time, especially if Daddy has his way and we give her sibling before her second birthday :)

Here is all the info and pictures:

Pattern: Manda Ruth by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Berroco Vintage
Project Link

- A

Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn is here in full swing!

My favorite season arrived in Ottawa last week but with our trip to Toronto to see family for Thanksgiving I never got around to letting you all know :)

I love the season because it is such a cozy time and it always smells good outside. I can finally wear all my comfy sweaters and wool socks (even though I wear them with my birks) and my cords. I love that you can layer up and maybe even use a nice knitted scarf of cowl.

Autumn is also my favorite time to go on nature walks so I thought I would share some pics from my last walk with you...

Time to go curl up on my couch with a tea and work on my knitting. It is a cold one here in Ottawa today, I think I even saw some flurries out there !

- A

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Work in progress Wednesday

So I have cast on for two new sweaters. The Puerperium cardigan was a great knit the last time I made it so I decided to knit another one up for my little one. I am finding it hard to find sweaters small enough for my little preemie so this pattern is great for cute little sweaters. The raglan sweater for me is going very well so far. Jane is a great pattern writer and I cannot wait to get to the body so I can try it on as I go.

One for my tiny daughter,

Pattern: Puerperium Cadigan
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Project link

And one for me (or maybe my mom if she steals it),

Pattern: Ladies Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond
Project Link

Stay tuned for more on these two lovely orange creations :)

- A