Friday, August 27, 2010

Pony Birthday longies

This is turning out very pretty. I LOVE the colors! Enjoy mama!

UPDATE: This one is all but finished and I LOVE IT! I'm usually not a character lover, but the colors are so cute on this and when we tried it on my next door neighbor, well, the pictures speak for themselves. There is still a tiny bit of finish work to do, and I'll get better pictures tomorrow, but yeah, I totally love this.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Boy Owlies

These are my very favorite longies that I've made so far. I'm totally not kidding, I would make 100 pair of these! I think I've said before that things are getting harder and harder to send off, but this one was the hardest. My favorite yarn, and they turned out SO INCREDIBLY CUTE!! Sunnybunny, you're one lucky mama, and if you ever want to get rid of them, I'll trade you back!! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I made these at the request of the mama. She found a soaker that's supposed to fit from about 8lbs to about 35 lbs. I was skeptical. So I tried it on my 39lbs 3 year old. You can see the results! I think I'm gonna have to frame that pic of him folding his arms. He's just too cute!  The girlie above him is my beloved Princess Addy, my sister's little girl. She weighs about 20 lbs less than Lucas and the soaker fits her like a dream too! We make cute kids in our family :).

I have a cottage license for this one, so I'm authorized to make and sell as many of them as I want. I can tell you one thing, I'll definitely be making at least one for my next baby!

The leg warmers are so she can use them when the weather gets cold. My kids are really into Wallace and Gromit right now. In Wallace and Gromit, Wallace gets dumped down a hole in the morning when he gets up, right into his pants, and then he has a machine that slides his sleeves on (which aren't attached to a shirt, apparently) and then plunks a sweater over his head. Anson, my older boy, LOVES dress ups, and he's decided that these leg warmers are his "sleeves". It's heartbreaking to have to send them off! I might just have to make him a pair... sneak a few hours away from knitting for others and knit for my sweet little boy. He also needs a green sweater vest, and Lucas needs a dog costume and I think we're set for Halloween! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beach Theme Longies

I love these. That's all I need to say. Yeah.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

La Petite Krott

I normally don't do stuff like this, but sometimes, genius needs a shout out. I bought a pattern from Suzanne of La Petite Krott and when I needed a copy re-sent, after contacting her, I followed a link to her blog and found this BRILLIANT thing! I wish I'd thought of it. Copy and pasted from her blog:

I also started some NB cabled longies to list in my shop. As I was knitting these, I was trying to decide on something creative to add.

So I can up with these....

Attached socks!! I remember how my daughter's feet were always so cold at the hospital...because her socks kept getting kicked off. Well, these will solve that issue. They are footies with cuffs, making them look like longies and socks, but these socks will not be going anywhere! These are on hold for a bit now, as I work on some customs.

Some customs coming up will be a NB romper (modified from the Ian Romper pattern). These will have 4 buttons at the chest, and no gusset button band. They will also be winterized with long sleeves and long legs! This will be knit with my "Lagoon" colorway:


Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Giving Tree

What is there to say about this one? Lots actually! I tried a new way of making the waistband, with a picot edge on top and a drawstring threaded through a tunnel instead of through eyelets. I totally love the look. I'll definitely have to try it again!

I actually knitted this one twice. The first time, it was too narrow, so I pulled it most of the way out, at which point I realized that I'd misplaced my pattern, so I had to draw it again. Curse. Fortunately, it wasn't difficult to knit. I'm not entirely satisfied with the girl, but I guess I just have to keep trying to accept that yarn is not as easy to sketch with as a pencil, and it's just not going to work exactly how I want it to. I'm thinking of trying needle felting sometime soon to see if I can get the detail I want.

I was going to add an apple on the bum, but the skirt is long enough that no one would ever see it, so why do it? :). I'm thinking maybe I'll still add it before I send it off... we'll see.

The darker green on this is Berroco Ultra Alpaca, again, my favorite yarn. The color is discontinued but I found a place that has at least a bag of it (bags usually come with 10 skeins) and since I've already used it for two (make that three if you count the hat on the gnome I just did) soakers, so it might be worth it to try to stock up. My pocketbook will have to give it some thought.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gnome Longies

These have been more fun than anticipated... I guess I'm sort of getting good at this stuff! I totally love how these turned out. I'm starting to really love the stuff I do. It's getting harder and harder to send stuff out!