Tiny Sweaters are Adorable

…truer words have never been spoken…right?

It’s been a little slow going in crafting land, since I’ve been helping to keep a tiny human alive, but the times I do get to create are even sweeter than they used to be.

I started this sweater for Mr. Baby…crap, I couldn’t tell you when I cast on for it.  My brain is mama mush, but I think it was shortly before he was born.


It’s a good thing I decided to make the 6-9 month size, because I just got it done almost a month ago (when he was about 5 months old)!

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A Tale of Two Blankies and the Uterine Squatter

Hey all!  What’s shakin’?  Not much is going on around here…  Remember how I had one more day until my due date as of my last post on July 13?  Well, I’m still waiting for my little guy to arrive.  More bitching and moaning about that later; time to talk baby blankets now.

I was very fortunate to go through my pregnancy with a buddy, who was due only 2 days after me, and sharing this experience has only made us closer.  She and her hubby joyfully welcomed their sweet, adorable new family member earlier this month, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his arrival than by knitting a blankie for him:


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I alluded to Percy last month, and here he is:


I made this Percy Shawlette, designed by Sanne Kalkman, out of a hank of yarn given to me by my coworker at our company Secret Santa exchange last year. I more than suspect that his crocheter/spinner wife may have had something to do with that. ;)  I would tell you which yarn it is, but I seem to have misplaced (AKA thrown away) the tag.  I can tell you that it’s very soft, and while it’s labeled as lace weight, I would call it a light fingering weight yarn.

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Evenstar Attained

So, it took me pretty much exactly 4 months, but I did it:  I finished my Evenstar Shawl!


Typically, I’m super procrastinator, but I got this one done a staggering nine months ahead of schedule. Not sure exactly how I’ll use it yet, but for years now I have planned to knit a wedding ring shawl for my wedding day.  This was really the only wedding related item that I had given thought to before Mr. 5 proposed.

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Textile Tuesday: April 2013

When I started this post, I hadn’t purchased any fabric this month. I was proud of that. And then I looked at Fabric Mart a few too many times, and I ended up buying more than I used! :/

Since last TT, I bought some patterns:


Both of which are already in progress! Hooray for not just throwing them in the pattern stash.

I bought Butterick 5030 to make C’s Rehearsal Dress (and also bought a copy in my size, ’cause I think it’s so cute looking! Teehee) and found Simplicity 1720 while paging through a pattern book at JoAnn. Totally wasn’t on my radar, but really looked like some comfortable, yet stylish, PJs, so I went for it!

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