A little compare and contrast. Top picture is Effie, 18 months wearing the bunny hat. Bottom is Sam I think he was about 8 months old, wearing it. I can’t believe how similar they look!
In other news, seems like winter has hit us. It’s been very chilly out and last week we even got a day of snow!
It melted pretty quickly, but Sam had a blast playing in it and making snowballs to throw at the house.
I don’t mind the chilly weather though, gives me an excuse to stay inside and knit for the new baby! We don’t know the gender, so I’ve been knitting up some fun gender neutral stuff for him/her!
Just a few more months to go! (I’m 28 weeks right now!) and before I know it, the holidays will be in full swing, so trying to get as much baby-prep stuff done beforehand! Also, in case you didn’t see, I went as Juno for Halloween. Won second place in the costume contest! Hah! Paul even grabbed an extra large Big Gulp cup for me to use as a prop.
I made up a pattern for a quick tunic this weekend in my head, and tried it out, worked pretty well! I’ll try to get it written up very, very soon, because I love this tunic and want to share it with you!
I made it with Cascade Eco wool, because that’s what I had a lot of (I unraveled my Buttony Sweater, because I just never wore it and thought I could do something more fun with the buttons and the yarn!). Anyway, it’ll be a fun quick pattern, since it’s with nice thick yarn and size 8 needles it works up quickly! I think I might make the next one a bit longer, because I think it’ll be more versatile that way, (wearing it with tights, maybe?) but I love a nice wool tunic for the cold winter months!
I made Effie this sweater from KnitPicks Swish Superwash Merino “Pacific Tonal” (Which I think has been discontinued?). The pattern is The Matinee Jacket, from “Vintage Knits for Modern Babies” (A super awesome book, which you should buy. It has a ton of adorable patterns!)
If I were to make it again I’d definitely do it top down (Pattern is written bottom-up) and has you make the pieces separately, then attach them all together then do the yoked neckline, but I found that to be really tedious, so I’ll probably do it again in a top-down fashion instead following the pattern backwards. It shouldn’t be too difficult, and looks as though a few people on Ravelry have had the same idea and put up instructions.
All in all, I really enjoyed the pattern and think the yarn worked well for this project. I’m always a little hesitant to use variegated yarn in sweaters, because sometimes it ends up pooling weirdly, but this yarn didn’t do that, so that’s good! It’s also machine washable, so huge plus there!
Raveled Here. Rabbit plush is from Climbing Vine Crafts (Her shop is temporarily on hold while they’re remodeling their house)
These aren’t terribly new pictures, but I hadn’t shared them on here, so I though I’d put them up. I got a custom request for a Link Costume (From the Zelda video game) And I thought it turned out really cute! They even sent me a few pictures of the newborn recipient wearing it!
And if you hurry, you could even get one in time for Halloween, but you’d need to order it in the next two days!
I know, I know. No excuses for my nine month absence from blogging, life simply got away from me. In case you hadn’t heard, we’re expecting another baby this winter! (Due February 2nd!) And I’ve been knitting lots and lots, custom orders still going strong! (Email me at email@example.com if you’re in need of any special orders for Christmas let me know soon!)
Anyhow, my friend Laureas took some amazing pictures of our family tonight and I made the Clara dress for Effie to wear for our annual fall photos.
I’m going to attempt to be more consistent about blogging from here on out, I’ve got a pretty good backlog of knits to show you. But I’ve been very active on Instagram, so feel free to follow me over there if you’re not already doing so!
And, as always, contact me if you’re interested in any Christmas orders, as I’ll need to get started on them sooner rather than later! Here’s a list of products and prices, although I’m always willing to do custom orders, so if you don’t see something you want, let me know. Also, things are available on my Etsy shop.
Thanks for sticking with me, Knittybutton readers!
I made my mom a sweater this Christmas. I finished it a few hours before we ended up opening gifts on Christmas eve, so I didn’t get a chance to block it or anything before she opened it. Oops!
Im really excited on how it turned out. I loosely based it on the Cadence Sweater,but obviously made some pretty big changes to the pattern, turning it into a cardigan instead of a pullover, and changing the diamond shape into more of a horseshoe shape. My mom had some really amazing rosewood buttons and was kind enough to let me use them to put onto her sweater- they are so smooth and gorgeous! I used Homestead Yarn, purchased at The Yarn Underground, and for a size small used up almost exactly four full skeins. Raveled here.
A custom stocking order to round out the newest member of this family.
There’s our annual Thanksgiving Giveaway happening on our Facebook page right now, better head over to see if you could win this fun Chevron Pompom Beanie! Perfect for keeping your head warm on these chilly November nights! The Giveaway will be open from tonight (November 26th, 7:30pm) until November 30th, 6pm. I am happy to ship internationally!
I’m so incredibly excited to finally have some amazing pictures of my sock monkey costumes! The wonderful Naomi over at Anselm Photography shot these for me earlier this fall and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out! I was so glad that Effie was a willing participant and was fairly cheerful throughout the whole process.
I’m over the moon for these pictures and very glad to have some professional looking ones for advertising purposes, as well as sentimental value and I was so glad that one of my orders this year was close to the size Effie was wearing at the time. (Although now she’s pushing 12m clothing… eek. What happened to my baby?! She’s such a big girl!
Sorry for all the radio silence over the last month- it’s been so busy with holiday knitting and I was blessed to be a part of my cousins wedding last weekend and we just arrived back home last night! Hoping to get back in the routine of posting, and I realize I haven’t been posting Effie’s monthly pictures and updates…. I’ve been taking them, but actually uploading and editing seems to take too much time these days and Effie is really on-the-go right now so computer time seems quite a bit more limited. But such is life, huh? I’ll get around to updating one of these days!!
(Sock Monkey costumes are available in my Etsy shop)