Cute Little Boy in his Sweater

Wow. I don’t usually leave the blog completely unattended for a week! I hope I still have some readers left after my long vacation! I will be sharing more pictures throughout the week, but I wanted to show you this little cutie, who belongs to my bestie Autumn, wearing the hoodie I made for him before he was born.

Now, it’s still a little big for him, but that’s ok, so it’ll fit him all the way through the fall and the winter.

Isn’t he just the cutest EVER? I just want to squeeze him and eat him up! And he’s a happy little thing, too. Oh, I can’t wait to have my own little boy to dress up in handknits! Six more weeks!

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Togglebuttons Cabled Jacket: Finito!

Ok, so that’s a bit of a lie. I haven’t sewn on buttons yet, because I need some input from you guys on that. BUT! Without further ado, here it is!

Turned out alright, yeah?

See my favoritest part? Where the cable goes ALL around the hood? I LOVE that part.

The back! I almost wish I had done the two middle cables going up the back of the hood, but it’s too late for that and I am definitely not taking it back out again.

Closeup of the back cables.

Ok- so where is where I need your help! What kind of buttons would you guys put on this? I am thinking wooden ones, since I think it might be hard to match the orangy/rusty color of the sweater. OR, would you go for a contrasting color? If so, what color? I think the only thing I KNOW I don’t want is black, that would make it sort of Halloween-y, which I definitely want to avoid. What do you think?

Gemma Grace’s Gray Sweater

Sorry for the radio silence for the last several days. Still trying to get healthy over here. But I have been knitting and crocheting a lot. I made this sweater for new little Gemma Grace.

Initially I didn’t have the flower on there, but it looked a little boyish, so I added the flower pin. It’s removable, so if it doesn’t match the rest of her outfit or she just doesn’t want it on there it’s easily removable.

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Mid-Day Snacking

Is there a better snack on earth than Fuji apple slices, mozzarella cheese and crackers?

I really don’t think there is.

Yum.

I’ve got the day off today, I love having days off. Especially when it’s in the middle of the week, it just feels so novel. Being able to go to the grocery store without it being packed, doing a little shopping, stuff like that. It’s so nice! Today I went maternity shopping and got a super cute maternity swimsuit for only 67 cents. Yesss! Well, it wasn’t really 67 cents, but I had a bunch of gift cards to store that I never shop at, so I was able to use up those and only had to fork over the 67 cents to get it.

(Picture by Motherhood Maternity)

I don’t think I’ll look quite that good when I’m 8 months pregnant… but whatever, it’s going to be hot and I probably won’t really care that my thighs have stretch marks on them, right? I’m definitely thinking about getting a pool pass this summer so I can use this swimsuit as much as possible. (The pool here in Moscow has a lazy river that I am definitely going to be taking advantage of this summer)

Ok, so since I have the day off I should probably try to get some productive stuff done… like folding the 3 loads of laundry that have been sitting there for 3 days, or maybe cleaning the bathroom. We’ll see how much I get done…

I guess now I have to get rid of some clothes.

So yesterday, while killing some time, Paul and I wandered over to the mall. We decided to go into Old Navy, which turned out to be the best thing ever. They are having some ridiculous sales right now. Seriously, ridiculous. Like 40% off all of their clearance stuff, and their clearance stuff is already priced really, really low.

I got 4 dresses, all $4 each, the yellow sweater in the middle was $4.50, I think. The tank tops were all just a little over $1. YES. $1. And those are the fun ruffled/embellished ones that were selling for $19.95 right before Christmas. So, you know, if you’ve got one close, now is a good time to check out the Old Navy clearance rack.  I’m pretty excited to have found a new dress for a fancy rehearsal dinner I’ll be attending next week.

Now that I’ve got a wardrobe face-lift I feel compelled to purge a lot of my other clothes that I don’t wear as much/at all, or clothes that just don’t fit anymore.  It’s amazing what just doing a little reorganizing can do.(I am loving having a totally clean house right now. Even down to the linen and kitchen closets!)

Here’s to more (really-early) Spring-Cleaning!

Giveaway! (NOW CLOSED)

Ok. Sorry it’s so late, but here it is, finally! My 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway!

Can you guess what it is?

Ok, what about now?

Whoa, my hand looks really weird right there. Anyway, in case you hadn’t guessed it, it’s a cowl!


You don’t really wear it over your face like that (Unless you’re just really cold, in which case, go right ahead!)


BUT WAIT! There’s more!!!

Eh? Any ideas?

Still don’t know?

It’s the Martha Neck Scarf!

It’s one of my most favorite patterns to knit.

 

BUT WAIT! There’s STILL more!

Your very own Lemon Grass Slouchy Hat! NO JOKE!

The winner of this Giveaway wins ALL THREE ITEMS. This is the biggest giveaway I’ve ever done her on Knittybutton!

So you know the rules- you can enter by:
1. Leaving a comment, telling me how much you want this!!
2. Putting a link to it on your blog, Twitter, or website
3. Putting a link onto your Facebook

So, you’ve got 3 chances to get entries into this Giveaway!

But remember, if you put it on your blog, please leave a second (or third!) comment letting me know you’ve done so, so you can get your second (or third!) entry. If you don’t leave a second comment you WON’T get your second (or third!) entry, so make sure to do that!

So, what are you waiting for? Enter! NOW! The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, January 5th, 7 pm.

Giveaway is closed! Thanks to all who entered!

Persimmon Slouch

I made this Persimmon Slouch for my Aunt Diana

I really wanted to keep it. I was super impressed with how this one turned out.

The color is fantastic! I used Cascade 220 in color Persimmon. I just love using Cascade Yarns. They’re pretty much my favorite!


Let me know if you want one. Email me at lexikaye@gmail.com or leave a comment and I will write you back and let you know about prices and shipping and all that good stuff.

Ruffled Pink Hat

Ok. So while here I was complaining that the pink ruffled hat was hard, turns out it was easy. Also turns out I knit the whole thing, start to finish in under 2 hours (that’s including making the little flowers for the side.) So yeah. I’ll be making more of these.

Once again, my lovely canister making it’s appearance as a baby-head model.

I’m not a huge fan of the sort-of pointy top, however. I think next time I’ll do more rapid decreases than the pattern called for, to make it a bit more rounded. But other than that, it was a nice pattern. I enjoyed learning how to make a ruffled edge!

Also, I’ll probably make it in a smaller gauge next time, I’m not a huge fan of really big stitches, I prefer them smaller and tighter, but, the smaller the stitch the longer it takes to knit it, so, well, there you have it.

Twisty Scarf Voting!

Ok, so I finished my twisty scarf, and now I will let you guys vote on which one you guys like best. I just can’t decide!


I’ll also be sharing the pattern later this week.

There was a nice bit of snow coming down while Paul was taking these pictures

And what I really like about this scarf? No blocking required! Which is good, because I finished it late last night and it’s going to its new owner this afternoon!

Ok! So now I need you to vote on the name you like best!
A) Twist and Shout
B) Diagon Alley
C) Tree Trunk
D) Cable Crossing
E) Licorice Twist
F) Twizzler
G) Hagrid’s Beard

OK! So leave me a comment and let me know (All of the names above are ones that were suggest to me in the comments when I first posted a picture of this pattern) And whoever had the winning name will get a little present. (That is unless it’s my name that is drawn picked, then I’ll send it to the runner up!)