Friday, August 10, 2012


Since I've been spending more time sitting still than usual thanks to my expanding belly, I've also been doing some embroidery. I have a few wedding presents in the works, which I won't share quite yet, but I've also done a few smaller bits just for fun. Someday, I'm sure they'll work their way into a larger project, but for now, it's just entertainment.

These kitties come from here and here. Cute, huh?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More baby...

But this time, not for mine. This is a terrible photo, but the blanket is so soft and snuggly :)

The pattern is a free one from Red Heart - simple and quick.

So many babies, so little time! It seems like everyone is having babies these days!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baby stuff!

I have always liked making things for babies, probably at least in part because of how quickly they work up. Instant gratification! So of course it's even more fun to make things for my own babies.

So first, a hat and mittens:
 The hat is this pattern here, and the pattern for the mittens is here. I especially love baby mittens - no thumbs! They can be made really quickly. I will definitely do that again as a baby gift!

The second hat is a little simpler, but I was afraid after I knit the first one that it might not stay on a baby's head very well - no ribbing at the bottom! Of course, I haven't actually put it on a baby yet, so who knows :)  The pattern for this hat is here.

And, in the process, stash busting! So, a sweater to match.
I keep coming back to this pattern by Jennifer Hoel because it is SO SIMPLE and there is basically no finishing - my favorite kind of sweater!

I think now I need to choose another color for the rest of my baby knits, though. Getting a little sick of that yarn. 28 weeks now - getting closer and closer!