Published October 4, 2012
My mason jar is cozy, just look at it :) I knitted this up quickly in an evening using some Tosh DK in cove.
I am in love with the Cuppow lid I picked up yesterday as well. Perfect for car coffee or cocoa sipping. Tea too if that is your thing ;)
The pattern is from Miso Crafty and is free. You can see my project here.
Published September 27, 2012
When looking for something entirely different! I made this shawl in January right after I learned how to knit. I didn’t love it and didn’t know how/dare to block it. I packed it away in a bin with some other knitted things and I was rummaging around yesterday trying to find something and came across it. I decided to block it right then and there. It was big before and it grew a lot. It is seriously large and it is GORGEOUS! The yarn and the pattern, Mmmmm.
The pattern is called Nairi (on Ravelry) and the yarn is Malabrigo Rios in the colorway Sunset. Malabrigo is one of my favorite yarns. Especially the Rios. Not only is it superwash, it is the softest merino I have ever felt. So squishy too.
It was a beast to block. In hindsight I think I would have used my blocking wires for the entire thing, even the points….duh. I used T-pins instead on the points. So many points. Ridiculous. I am really glad that I bought an extra pack of the foam interlocking mats for blocking from Harbor Freight and I am ticked at myself for not buying another package or two of the T-pins since I ran out and had to use regular steel pins.
I do love it so. The color is just amazing. The softness, squishiness and airiness even though it is worsted weight. This is going to get worn a whole bunch. Details on my Ravelry page.
Happy Thursday! :)
Published September 25, 2012
I have been working every second that I can on this blanket (Super Easy Baby Blanket from the Purl Bee). I think it’s going to be so lovely. It is also so warm. I think that is why I crave knitting it. Not only is it super easy (just like the name of the pattern) but I love the feeling of it on my lap as I knit.
The color I am using right now is called Antler by Madeline Tosh and it is my favorite I think. So pretty in real life.
I hope to have this done in the next few days and get it in the mail. It will be so perfect for the cold weather coming.
Published September 18, 2012
I have been keeping busy lately. Been sewing a lot (clothes for Violet) and knitting a lot more. I am craving fall and knitting gets me right in the mood. I finally finished my Streusel shawl and blocked it. Yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in Blue Lagoon colorway. I wish I loved this yarn more. It is a lot more scratchy than others I have used despite it also being Merino. I expected it to soften after soaking but it feels about the same. The color is stunning though. I used blocking wires for the first time….SOLD. They make blocking a breeze. Can’t believe I waited this long to get them.
I am also working on a few baby blankets. This one is from the Purl Bee and is called Super Easy Baby Blanket. Yarn is all Madeline Tosh Vintage. Colors are Graphite, Winter Wheat, Terrarium, Celedon, Antler, Golden Hickory and Smokestack. I love this yarn. So soft. I was bummed that two of the skeins had knots in them. I have never had that happen with Tosh before, so I am hoping it was a fluke.
The other blanket I am working on is the Chalice Baby Blanket. I am using up the rest of my Malabrigo Rios in Teal Feather. I absolutely love Rios. It is the softest, squishiest yarn ever. This blanket is going super fast compared to the other.
In happy thrifting news, we found a great record player on Craigslist and also scored in the vinyl department at the thrifts and have been enjoying listening to them non stop. I even found the same Simon and Garfunkel record that my parents had when I was growing up. Love. We also scored this darling dresser/changing table for free and are in the process of sanding and repainting.
You know I am so sad that the daisy liner in the drawers has to go. So adorable.
So, that’s about it. Kids are in school making the days run a lot more smoothly. The two little ones and I are finding a good routine and exploring too. Things are pretty good :)
Published August 26, 2012
Tags: Apron, sewing, skirt
Last night I had an idea spark. I had visions of a skirt for Violet featuring an apron.
I decided to try it out today. I am happy to say it not only worked out, but that it turned out exactly how I had wanted it to! That doesn’t happen very often.
Fabrics are from Kokka and Denyse Schmidt. I am unsure what the medallion fabric is.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Published August 23, 2012
I have it in loads. I also have kids who are driving me batty. School doesn’t start for another 2 weeks. Help! (glad I took a picture of this since it is the only way I realized I was about to cut it the wrong way!)
Going to my LYS tonight to finish the sweater I made!
Published August 22, 2012
I just had to share some of these photos we had taken of little miss Eleanor for her first birthday. My friend Sarah Costa took them, if you are in the Portland area and need someone amazing to take some pictures, she is your gal!
I chose almost all vintage clothing for her to wear for the photos and Sarah brought some fabulous vintage quilts. It was magical :)
You can see more here.
Since we have no family in the area, we kept it pretty low key on her birthday. We got cake and sang happy birthday and she was in heaven.
We love her so much, I can’t believe it has been a year since we met this little sweet cheeks.
Dresses- all vintage
Bonnet- The Sleeping Willow
Pom Pom garland – Giddy 4 Paisley
Bib-handmade from vintage sheet