Monday, December 19, 2011

Monster Set

Yes, this is a repeat of Owie's monster outfit... but who can blame the mama for wanting it?  It's ADORABLE if I do say so myself, and I do :D  I need to get to work on a set for my little newbie.  Made from Cleckheaton Country 8ply washable wool.  After machine washing it, it didn't even look like I'd done anything to it at all. It was absolutely perfect, and nice and soft.  It's listed as DK weight, but it's really more of a light worsted.  I'm definitely gonna have to revisit this yarn for future washables.

Owl Longies with Linen Stitch Cuffs

Owl Skirty Revisited

Fish Hat

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Adorable Livvy!

This is my niece Livvy in an adorable outfit I made her... I sure hope my new baby is HALF as cute as she is! And just so everyone is properly impressed, she's not even 7 months old, and is already crawling and sitting up by herself! My sister says she's even starting to pull herself up! She's in big trouble if you ask me. Livvy is very petite also. Most of her clothes that fit are still 0-3 months. Love this bitty girl!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Old McDonald Had A Farm....

E I E I OOOOOOO :) I love these. I'm gonna have to make a pair for my newbie.

This wonderful mama sent me a couple of pics of her little lady wearing these :D  Apparently every time she puts them on, she has to point out the animals and make their noises.  I LOVE IT! :D

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Monkey

This is my niece modeling the little footies I made to bring my newbie home in in January. I think they're adorable :D As is my gorgeous little niece.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hearts and Stars Skirted Longies

These are made with my very favorite yarn, and I'm so pleased with how they turned out!  The pinks and green go together like a dream.  I really hope I get to see pics of these on their intended!

The Blanket and The Mouse

This little mouse and blanket is made of some of the softest, nicest yarn I've ever worked with.  It's a blend of cotton and cashmere, so it has GORGEOUS stitch definition, and is luxuriously soft.  It's called Aimee, by Louisa Harding. This is actually the second project I've made with this yarn, but I forgot to get pictures of the first one, which was a beautiful double knit lap blanket.  The woman I made these for sent me the yarn, and I think I'm in love with this woman.  Not really.  I'm in love with my husband, but she keeps sending me boxes of this incredible yarn (all different kinds, for all different kinds of projects) and leaves me a lot of leeway to design what she wants.  I've made her a couple of soakers, and now we're working on some home accessories for her house.  I'm really enjoying her projects!  It's nice to take a break from soakers for a bit and do something challenging and different. Wait 'til you see the bedspread I'm making her! Watch out!

Teresa, I'm so glad you found me. I'm so happy to be working with you!  I hope you love this little blankie and mouse as much as I enjoyed making them!


This is another project for my dear Teresa.  This is a curtain for her kitchen door window.  It's in simple stockinette, knit on size 15 needles.  The yarn is so beautiful it didn't even need a pattern.  I believe the yarn is cotton and nylon. It's hand dyed and very pretty and fun to work with, though it tangles like a mother!  I think it would make a gorgeous scarf or shawl.  Maybe I'll use the leftovers for a scarf... it's so pretty and actually very soft.  Here is the yarn we used, Canela by Ester Bitran.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More Girly Sock Monkey Longies

This is of course inspired by the Cutest Thing I've Ever Made.  These are only NOT the cutest thing I've ever made because the other ones were newborn and these are toddler sized.  I hope I can get the mama to send me action shots.  The monkey pants are SO much cuter on than just posing on a table.

Hello Kitty Revisited

Every time I've worked on these, the theme from Hello Kitty goes through my head and I say "Hello, Kitty" in my head to myself :)

I LOVE the colors on this.  They remind me of rainbow sherbet, which at the moment is one of my favorite pregnancy cravings.  Sooooooo yummy!  I'm gonna have to text my hubby and make him bring some home tonight. I can't wait to see if the mama will send me some action shots of this one!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I'll definitely be making a pair of these for my newbie due in January.  Girl or boy, it'll be PERFECT!  Thanks for the inspiration mama!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Introducing Livvy!

This is my beautiful new niece! She was born just yesterday and I guess my sister had to try on her going home outfit to make sure it would fit since she was just a little smaller than expected; 6lbs 15oz and 18" long. I think she's so sweet! And has the most perfect mouth a baby's ever had. Of course, I made the ladybug skirty :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring is HERE!!

I cannot express how much I hate winter, and how much I LOVE SPRING!!! So I was pretty excited when my sister needed a shower gift and said I could do whatever I want to do. My tulips started pushing through the soil last week, so this is what I did. I love it! It's in Berroco Ultra Alpaca except for the yellow which is Di'Ve Zenith merino wool.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Owie's Monkey Pants!

My sister Michelle has been bugging me about these for MONTHS.  Since I only reserve Sundays for knitting for family and friends, it took much longer than my projects normally do after they get on the needles. I'm so very pleased with how they came out, and I'm so happy they went to my sweet nephew so I can visit them all the time!! :)  Thanks for the inspiration Shelly!! You inspired me to make some of the cutest longies on the planet! And yes, they're made with my very favorite Berroco Ultra Alpaca, the DK version.

And because he's mine and he's SO DARN CUTE, here's Lucas modeling Owie's pants. He LOVED them and didn't want to take them off!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Favorite Super Hero!!!

Anson LOVES to pretend. He loves to be other people. He's hardly ever himself!  He loves to be Woody and make Lucas be Buzz. He loves to be Spiderman, Mr. Incredible, and even Maxwell Smart! (yes... he LOVES the old TV series Get Smart which we have on DVD. He borrows Daddy's suit coats and shoes and stomps around calling Lucas either 99 or Chief and talking into his shoe!) But of course, he loves being Superman most of all. He used to want to go to school dressed in his Superman costume, which of course I didn't want him to do. I let him take it in his back pack a couple of times, but he always came home in it so that wasn't working.  Finally I decided to make him an acceptable alternative. I'm extremely pleased with how it came out, and so is he  :). It's knit in Cascade 220 sport weight,which is a very nice and inexpensive wool that's held up to the abuse of a 5 year old and his 3 year old brother, and it's very comfortable to wear, or so he tells me. It's so gratifying to make something for my own son.  He's totally my super hero.

Unfortunately he hasn't let me take his picture in it yet! So here's his cousin Jack, who's not nearly as camera shy.

Candy Shoppe!

These are the softest, squishiest, most hug-able pair of longies I've ever made. After I bound them off, I carried them around over my shoulder for a while just because they're so soft!!! Unfortunately, the yarn they're made out of (well... the light pink and yellow anyway, which is the softest yarn EVER,especially in terms of squishiness) is discontinued, so it'll get harder and harder to find. It's 100% Merino wool, but is shrink resistant.  It'll still felt if you REALLY try HARD, but for the most part it's washing machine safe. I washed and dried a swatch of it with my towels to see what would happen, and it did shrink just a little bit... after washing AND drying on hot.  Weirdly, the stitches didn't felt, just the yarn, so there was perfect stitch definition,but the yarn itself was felted. I'd love to work with it again.

And seriously, how cute are these!

The mama I made these for was having a really hard time visualizing the colors together so I decided to knit a mini pair of longies to show what some of the colors would look like together. As you can see, they look NOTHING like the finished product, but they're still really cute, so I decided to finish them off and offer them to the mama as a pair of doll pants :).  We tried them on Anson's Buzz Lightyear and they fit like a dream!

Addy also decided she wanted to model these ones, and they're just about a perfect fit, except the rise is kinda short on her. She's such  a petite little thing. I totally lub her.