Saturday, March 19, 2011
Now there's no way for that paper to stay still anymore ...
The 6th month big development was that she's now able to sit by herself
... but standing up straight is also lots of fun ...
and some hair is finally starting to show up ... she's not going to be a bald baby for much longer
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Can't believe it took me most of winter to finish this, but now it's finally done. You can tell I didn't swatch because even though I made the smallest size it turned out a bit large, but it's just so warm and cozy I'll probably be wearing it as an outdoor cardi on top of other clothes anyway, so some positive ease is not a bad thing. I used every little bit of the 16 skeins I had bought, and in fact ran out of yarn for the last sleeve, so it's shorter by one row (not very noticeable, I'm hoping). I'm very happy with the yarn, it's a bit itchy when being knitted, but after being washed and blocked it turned out much softer.
The pattern is gorgeous, and I loved it at first sight. Also, the construction of the pockets and sleeve set-in is quite clever, so I learned a few interesting techniques while knitting this.
Pattern: Kerrera, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: DROPS Alaska, color 52 (16 skeins)
Needles: 5.0/5.5 mm
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
no, it's not a mirage .. I actually made something recently which is quite an achievement. A couple of weeks ago it was warm enough that I thought S. was in need of a lighter jacket. I've been meaning to make the Baby-in-the-hood jacket from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings book for a while now, and so this last weekend I decided to finally take out my sewing machine again.
I made the 6-9 months size which is a bit large on her now so I'm hoping it lasts until summer. The pattern is quite easy and I think I spent a total of 3 or 4 hours on it, and it turned out so nice I might just make another one next fall.
Here's the back:
Also it's reversible:
And some modelled shots .. S. was entranced by the fabric, so I think she won't mind wearing this for quite some time.