Bear-ly able to work any more baby knits…

As previously mentioned here, oh here, and here, I have “birthed” a lot of baby knits this year, as my work is a factory…one goes out, another gets upsprouted. This mean a lot of knitting on my part because I adore doing it, and welp, its fun to create not only sweaters and blankets andContinue reading “Bear-ly able to work any more baby knits…”

Birthing a ton of knits this year…

This year–and into next!– was a baby factory in my work. Loads of teachers were having ’em, and I was knitting for ’em. The recent spate of pregnancies forced me to ditch projects like blankets and focus on smaller ideas: sweaters, teddy bears, booties. But I was quite pleased with the way my Striped ButtonContinue reading “Birthing a ton of knits this year…”

Baby blabber…enough already!

Here’s a sneak peak at a baby sweater I recently finished for a co-worker with first chhhile. I swear, this year, my work is a baby making factory. Alas, despite my own aversion to having babies at the mo, and in many future mos, I do like knitting baby stuff for other people. My mumContinue reading “Baby blabber…enough already!”

Charting this course…

This chart certainly was the inspiration for one of the latest projects I want to knit up. As soon as I saw it, I was smitten. The pattern is Topaz, freely available in the Spring 2009 issue of Knitty!, a baby dress with this amazing charted detailing at the bottom. My sister’s best friend justContinue reading “Charting this course…”

Meow…a gift-wrapped kitty cat?

I mentioned my future sister-in-law’s own sister had a baby shower this past weekend. She’s meant to be welcoming her first girl, to which I knitted up the Presto Chango Sweater in a soft, pale yellow cotton-wool blend along with some adorable mary jane booties in a similar color which had flecks of pink, orange,Continue reading “Meow…a gift-wrapped kitty cat?”

You’ll really push my buttons if you don’t help me decide…

I am so pleased with how well the leaves and lace panel is coming out for the Presto Chango Sweater. The button holes run up the seed stitch border pattern, making them nearly invisible which I like so much. I’m nearly done the panel–just two more repeats of the leave pattern, which shouldn’t take butContinue reading “You’ll really push my buttons if you don’t help me decide…”

Presto…Chango? Nope, Presto Almost Finished-O!

Saturday mornings, especially in winter, are the best times to lay around and knit. There isn’t enough white space here in which I can drool all over the laying about the couch in slippers, a full coffee mug, an incredible night’s sleep under the belt, and a knitting project on the sticks. That being said,Continue reading “Presto…Chango? Nope, Presto Almost Finished-O!”

Leather and lace? Nope, it’s not for Stevie Nicks…try Baby Alpaca and Lace.

I am making serious progress on the Presto Chango Baby Sweater by Valerie Wallis, who runs the Shoeless  Val blog. The sweater is absolutely adorable and practical because while I have no first hand experience in this, my Mum has told me its never fun to fuss with trying to get a baby into anContinue reading “Leather and lace? Nope, it’s not for Stevie Nicks…try Baby Alpaca and Lace.”