Monday, January 30, 2012

More Knitting

With Hannah being so mobile I am finally able to get more done around the house and more knitting done as well. My goal is to finish projects that have been sitting for too long.

I finished Madder Ribbed Socks by Nancy Bush found in Knitting Vintage Socks. The yarn is Malabrigo Sock (one of my absolute favorite sock yarns) in the Lettuce colorway. I love this book. This is the second pair of socks I have finished from this book and they won't be the last. I have another half finished pair to finish and hopefully post soon.

Last week I finished Noro Stripey Socks. This is my first time using Noro sock and I was worried about the yarn feeling scratchy while I wore it but indeed it is not as people have told me. These socks are incredibly warm and comfortable. Perfect for winter.

Also after making such cute pants for a friend's twins who are due soon I had to make a pair for Hannah. I have so much wool lying around that was intended for soakers I figured I should use some up. These are quite big for her. I used a larger needle size because I wanted to make sure she would be able to wear them for a long time and I think these will fit her petite frame until she is three!

More to come! I still have a pair of socks that I know of that are halfway finished as well as two sweaters and one that I need to add a hood and a button placket.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Random Places Kids Sleep

A friend has this blog which I LOVE! Random Places Kids Sleep I knew I had a video of Jake and found it to send on to her. Check it out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Knitting Knitting Knitting

I am finally getting my knitting mojo back. Having holiday bazaars and baby gifts to knit is very helpful. I have a friend who is expecting twins. She had sent me a picture of some newborn elf looking hats and was wondering if it was something I would be able to make. The photograph was crochet but I did find a comparable knitting pattern. They turned out so incredibly cute! I wish I would have thought to knit one of these for Hannah when she was a newborn.

There were also pants that she had found pictures of online here. Thankfully there was a free pattern on Ravelry (found here) that was for the most part exactly the same I just needed to stitch the eyes differently and my pants didn't have as many stripes on the legs.

The sock monkey pants were knit exactly the same I just had to leave off double stitching the teeth on and made the eyes per the example.

I have already cast on a pair for Hannah to keep for herself.

Monday, January 09, 2012


It is hard to believe that this...

Was once this...

Hannah celebrated her first birthday on January 5th. One seems like such a small number for everything she has accomplished this past year. One is such a small number for a person whom it seems has been with us forever. One is such a small number for a person who brings so much joy.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012! We had a whirlwind of a year with Hannah's birth and the death of our dog and my grandmother. Here is hoping that 2012 is full of happiness and good heath. I also pledge to blog more. Once a week!