Thursday, May 31, 2012


Two posts in one day? I know, unheard of! But I really am trying to keep better track of the things that I knit.

I'm not sure if this will become a pattern or not, but I sure did enjoy working on it!

There is a shrug version like this

And then the newest longer version with set in pockets

New Baby gifts

My sister-in-law's baby shower was this weekend. I am more than just a little bit excited that she decided to use cloth diapers and wool with their new baby! My favorite thing to knit has always been tiny newborn knits for the quick factor. They go so fast, there is no time to get bored with what I am doing!

So I knit them up a few things to use when my new niece or nephew gets here in a few weeks.

First a soaker using MM Copper Patina, I've always loved this colorway and am so happy with the way that it worked up.

And then since I have been itching to do some linen stitch, a linen stitch soaker using MM Seaglass. When I found out I was pregnant with Elise, the very first thing I knit was a romper with this colorway, so it always reminds me of that brand new baby stage. 

And then just for fun, they really needed an elephant. The baby's nursery has a jungle theme, and this pattern is just perfect. Elise has a purple elephant from the same pattern that she sleeps with, so now the cousins have matching elephants.
Behind it you can sort of see the non knitted cloth diaper cake that I put together, I got a disposable diaper cake (since that is what we were using at that time) from a dear friend, and it was the cutest thing ever. I had a lot of fun with this cloth diaper twist.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Newborn Scrappy Set

I'm not making any promise, but I am going to *try* and keep this blog more updated with what I am knitting.

One of the last things I finished (the last 3 I actually finished are top secret until tomorrow!) was this sweet little scrappy set that was used as a coming home outfit for a little boy born this week!

It's been a long time since I knit with scraps, and I forgot how much fun it is!

Lately I've just been taking customs slowly as they come, but I am pretty open right now until fall. Starting September/October I will probably be booked up with a few customs and personal knitting until after Christmas, so if anyone is looking for some fall or winter knitting, now is the perfect time!

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's Finally Done!

I've been working on this thing on and off for over a year now. What made lots of sense in my head, turned out not to make as much when I tried to explain to others how to do it!

But after lots of writing and rewriting, and math, and pictures, I think, with the help of my testers, I've finally gotten to a place that makes sense!


A summery smocked dress/tunic/top/and even skirt!