f.o. | elwood baby.

Pattern Details: Elwood by Jenny Wiebe Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (main color: Azul Profundo ; contrasting color: Glazed Carrot. approx. 630 yards total) This is the second Elwood I have knit this spring. The first time around, it was for a colleague having her first kid. This time, it’s for my third nephew, who was born lastContinue reading “f.o. | elwood baby.”

f.o. | purl soho baby sweater.

For a colleague’s impending girl. I loved knitting this one. The details were so interesting and the construction was impeccable. The Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho is knit from the bottom up, you create a squared set it sleeve later using pick ups and cable cast ons–so fun! I’ve never knit a sweater thisContinue reading “f.o. | purl soho baby sweater.”


Abernathy sweater knit for my nephew, Tyler. I used the gorgeous Plucky Knitter Merino Lite sport weight yarn in a grayish colorway; this yarn, to die for. The old man half collar is so cute and easy to create with short row shaping. A brilliant pattern, easy to follow, and looks far more complicated thanContinue reading “abernathy.”

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!”

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.”