Baby Moosey’s Blanket

 

My good friend Carlie had a daughter a few months ago, Baby Lucy. (Sam, however, thinks her name is Moosey, and calls her that) She’s completely adorable, and we needed to make her a really special gift, so I decided she’d get her very own ripple crochet blanket. Persephone was more than happy to model it for me.Lucy2
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Sam picked out Effie’s awesome blue helicopter jammies. They’re pretty rad, huh?
Raveled Here. Used Attic24’s amazing Neat Ripple Blanket pattern found here.

Knitting for Twins!

My friend Megan had twins (And they are ADORABLE), Daniel and Reyna, and I love knitting up coordinating baby items!

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Daniels booties and hat are a bit bigger than Reyna’s, since he was about 2 lbs bigger than she was at birth! Megan was carrying around a LOT of baby! Whenever I was feeling sorry for myself about my 8 1/2 lb baby and ginormous belly I remembered that Megan had something like 13 lbs of baby in her!

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A little more Effie…

In case you were wanting to see more pictures of my sweet little girl!

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She is seriously the most pleasant baby. She eats, sleeps and coos. She rarely cries, and she sleeps SO well at night. She is a complete night and day different baby than Sam was! Hopefully that keeps up and she stays nice and healthy and chubby.

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We had her 10 day appointment today and she’s up to 8lbs 12 oz (A full pound heavier than she was last Friday!) and already grew an inch, she’s a whopping 22 inches! When she was undressed and laying on the table to get measured her doctor exclaimed “WOW! That’s a long baby!”

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She makes the best faces, too! Just like her big brother!
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She is just the sweetest thing and we are so enamored with her!

Wacky Ware Microwaveable Bowl- Nuby Review

Disclosure: I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Mommy Blogger Program.  I did not receive compensation for this post, however, I did receive items to sample or review.  All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

We were given a Wacky Ware microwavable bowl to review by NUBY. It makes a great snack bowl, because it has a snap on lid so you can use it on the go, too.

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Sam thinks it looks like a space ship (We’re really into Buzz Lightyear right now) so he thinks it’s pretty cool! We also like the fact that is has handles on it, which makes it a bit easier for toddler sized hands to keep hold of and not spill. (And as we all know, less spilling = less work for momma!) DSC_0052

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Persephone Ebrill

Persephone (Effie for short!) came into the world on 4/22/14! She is feisty and chubby and we can’t get enough of her. She was 8lbs 7oz and a whopping 21 inches long, a decent amount bigger than her brother was- explains what she’s been doin’ in there for the past 42 weeks!

She was a little late for Easter, but she she fills out her Easter sweater quite nicely!

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She’s quite delightful and her cheeks are super yummy. She’s a great sleeper and really enjoys bonking herself in the face with her fist while trying to eat. Sam is getting fonder and fonder of her, but still a bit unsure of this new little person who is getting a whole lot of attention, but he’s coming around! We’re pretty darn pleased!

 

Starburst Blanket

I know she already has plenty of handmade blankets, but really, can you have too many? I don’t think so. So here we have another, hah- a giant granny square blanket with a simple ruffled edge. The colors remind me of Starburst candy, so that’s what I named it.

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And yes, for those of you who are wondering, I’m still pregnant! Tomorrow marks the 41 week mark and we’re getting a little impatient waiting for her!! This picture is 9 days ago, but it’s the most recent I have (from the 2 days before my due date, I think) We are beyond ready for her- and we totally thought the full moon would bring her out, but apparently she is just comfy as can be and in no hurry to evacuate the premises.

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Dino Hat and Gloves

 

Commissioned order for a Dino spike hat with rad matching dino spike gloves. It was my first time making actual fingerless gloves, instead of mittens, and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out.

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And PS no, I haven’t had that baby yet.

 

38 Weeks!

Welp, still pregnant! She doesn’t seem like she wants to come out any time soon, she’s happily baking away in there. She is very, very active. She keeps flipping around. She is head down for right now (And better stay that way!) but flipped transverse this past weekend, then flipped head down again. A few weeks ago she did some big somersaults and ended up breech for a week, but we got her all sorted out, so hopefully she won’t flip back up!  I’m kind of amazed she still has room to move so much, considering I’m measuring around 41 weeks right now (eek!)

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Sam is very excited now about his baby sister coming out to ‘play’. He poke my belly button and says “Come out soon, baby sister!” I am hoping she decides to listen to him soon and come out, but we still have a week and two days til my due date, so I guess we should just be patient.

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Sam’s newest obsession is “Curr Story” (Toy Story) and he requests to watch it nearly every day. I have a hard time saying no to that face! He tells me that he “reary reary rikes Hoody” (really really likes Woody). I gotta admit I am ok with his obsession with Toy Story, and I’d much rather watch that than Thomas the Tank Engine (his previous obsession).

Spring has finally sprung here in Idaho and it’s absolutely gorgeous out today! Got four loads of laundry done and folded (and put away! The hardest part!), bathroom bleached and scrubbed and the whole house clean and the windows are open to let everything air out- so wonderful after such a long winter to be able to have the doors and windows open and not be freezing. I’ve also been doing a ton of knitting for baby girl that I realize I haven’t shown you guys yet! I need to do a major photo shoot, I just wish I had a baby to model these things on- they’re always cuter on the baby, aren’t they?

 

Oomingmacks!

I made a pair of slippers for a custom order, the pattern was called Oomingmacks (Raveled here!) Aren’t they hilarious? Musk ox slippers! I love doing custom knitting, you truly never know what people are going to want! Slippers3

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Ohh and don’t mind my 37.5 wk pregnant cankles. Eek.

The head and slipper part are felted, and the hair is sewn on after the felting is completed. It had been a while since I’d done any felting. I also ordered some ‘safety eyes’ off of Amazon, and am excited to use them for other animals and other projects- they look so much more professional than just sewing yarn eyes on, don’tcha think?

 

Fisherman’s Weave Blanket

I finally finished Baby Girl’s blanket (Just in time, too!) And I am offering it to you guys as a free blanket pattern! DSC_0031

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Pattern:
Six skeins of Cascade 220 yarn (Or similar worsted weight yarn) I used Cascade Quatro, but it has sadly been discontinued! Approx 1320 yds total.
Size 8 needles (Long circulars work best for blankets, in my experience)

Cast on 200 stitches. Knit six rows garter stitch for the border. The rest of the blanket will go as follows:
Row 1: Knit 4 *Knit 3, Purl 1* (Repeat * until 4 stitches remain) Knit 4.
Row 2: Knit 4 *Knit 1, Purl 3* (Repeat * until 4 stitches remain) Knit 4.
Row 3: Knit 4 *Knit 3, Purl 1* (Repeat * until 4 stitches remain) Knit 4.
Row 4: Knit all the way across.
Row 5: Knit 5, *Purl 1, Knit 3* (Repeat * until 7 stitches remain) Purl 1, Knit 6.
Row 6: Knit 4, Purl 2, Knit 1 *Purl 3, K1* (Repeat * until 5 stitches remain) Knit 5.
Row 7: Knit 5 *Purl 1, Knit 3* (Repeat * until 7 stitches remain) Purl 1, Knit 6.
Row 8: Knit all the way across.

Repeat these 8 rows until your blanket is approx 1/2 inch shorter than desired length.
Knit 6 rows garter stitch for final border. Finished blanket will be approximately 3ft x 3ft, depending on your gauge while knitting.

Happy Knitting!