There has been a big group of tiny little girls born in our church recently- and there’s nothing more satisfying and quick to knit than little girl hats. I adore making little girl hats.
I really like making bows, too. I think they make it a bit more feminine- and I also like making girl hats out of non-traditional girl type colors. Not everything they own has to be pink!
Pictures to come soon of Erika, Ezra, Josetta and my mom’s trip over this weekend- we had a blast!
I tried out a few different versions of this wave before I really figured it out, but I think I’ve got it down now.
It’s for a cute little lady who was just born (Welcome, Eleanor!) and is getting showered with gifts this week.
Writing up the pattern for “the wave” is on my to-do list (10 miles long…) and I actually have 2 more hats, a blanket AND a sweater to show you all, just need to sit down and take pictures of them first. But most exciting is that Erika, my mom, Josie and Ezra are coming to visit this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited to see them! Christmas was a long time ago and I feel like Sam has changed so much in the last few months and just exploded with new words and phrases (He counts to 3 now, and says “Love you!” Which sounds more like ‘Yuv yooo’, but it’s still the greatest thing I’ve ever heard before.) Four more days! Four more days!!!
So I thought I had a better idea for a fox hat, but I’m not liking this one as much as I thought I would.
I think the eyes need to be lower. It does look a bit better on a head, but I made it too small for Sam- rookie mistake. I’ll try for round three and see what happens.
Also, I dyed my hair platinum. It was time for a change, and while I liked the red, it was time to go blonde again!
Also, it’s spring and currently snowing. Awesome.
I made an ultra plush blanket for sweet baby Hugh Dowers.
My model was quite unwilling to help me show this off, but he did let me borrow his Rody Horse. So, there’s that.
It was a hard color to capture on camera, but I think the last picture is the most true to color. Apple green with a crisp white stripes. This thing is seriously soooo squishy and soft. I am in love with this yarn!
Hugh also received a little stripey beanie, although Im not sure how much use they’ll get out of it in the spring in California!
And also a HUGH congratulations to my bestie Autumn who gave birth to baby Isaac James on Tuesday, March 12th. He is BEAUTIFUL and I can’t wait to meet him!
I had an idea on Wednesday for a hat… I wasn’t entirely sure how it was going to work out, but I had a very specific idea in my head about what I wanted.
Apparently foxes need to wear hats as well!
I think it needs a bit of work. Mainly, it needs to be a bit longer, and I think the yarn I used would be a better fit with a smaller needle size (I did this on size 10′s), I think a size 7 might be a bit better. And also some matching buttons might have improved the look of the eyes. They were similar but not exactly the same size. But hopefully I’ll make another prototype and have a free pattern for you guys in the near future! I’m very excited about it!
I did a trade with a local photographer (Gina Jo Photography) for some newborn pixie hats and she did a photo shoot with Sam! We had a blast and I am supposed to pick up the photos tomorrow. There are some sneak-peeks on her Facebook page (linked above) of the photo shoot- I can’t wait to see the rest of them!
Thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement on my last post. I must say, the response has been somewhat overwhelming, so thank you all so much. I realize it’s a bit more personal than I normally get here on The Knittybutton, but it was something that’s been on my heart for a while and I finally got up the courage to post about it- I did feel a little nervous laying myself out there like that- but now Im definitely glad I did!
Life, man. Sometimes it takes over and it’s all you can do to keep your head above water. That’s been January for us. My car is totaled and we need to wait until we get our tax return to buy a new one, and turns out the door of our other car is going to cost almost a thousand dollars to fix instead of like 200, like we initially thought. Luckily a friend from work is able to give me a ride to and from work every day- which is amazing and super helpful and Pauls dad is letting us borrow his car until we get our other car back from the shop.
It’s hard being away from Sam so much. I’m really not used to it yet, and it seems very strange to me that I have to spend so much of my day without him, especially since he goes to bed early in the evenings still. But I know he has a blast with his babysitter and her son who is the same age as Sam. He’s gotten a lot less clingy since he’s started going to the sitters, which has been nice for all of us! His health problems seem to be winding down as well. No phantom fevers in two months (YAY) and only a few minor rashes, all of which have been fairly easy to clear up! He is still sleeping poorly, but we’re not sure if he’s teething or a growth spurt or what, but he hasn’t been a happy camper at night recently.
Work is going well. I’m in final testing, which means that I take electrical relays and I hook them up to computers and run tests on them to make sure they are running the way they are supposed to. It’s pretty interesting work and I can listen to my iPod while I work which is great. It was a bit hard after the accident because it’s all standing, which was kind of hard when my ankle looked like this.
Most of my bruising is gone now, but the lovely green and yellowish tinge on both of my shins and my hip. It’s kind of gross looking- but feels a lot better than it did a week ago! I’ve been seeing a chiropractor as well, which has helped unlock my neck, but my hips are still pretty out of whack. Luckily my rods didn’t break and there was no real damage to my spinal fusion. Unfortunately the top two vertebrae (the only two of the top that aren’t fused) took the brunt of the movement and locked up pretty badly. It’s going to take a bit more chiropractic work to get them back in position, as well as possibly some physical therapy for my hips.
I’ve got a few more projects Im working on that will get their way onto the blog sometime this week. Mostly just hats, but also working on a baby blanket for a darling little baby Hugh! Hopefully I’ll get into the swing of life again in February and posting won’t be too sporadic and maybe I’ll get some actual knitting done!