November 30, 2011

The Bus Stop With a New Sweater

Here is the little bow-legged girl...

Big Sister will finally wear the sweater I knit for her that took three months to complete.  At first she wouldn't wear it but I left her with few options and she decided to try it on this morning.  At least she looks happy in this picture!

And the back.  The pattern is called "Roo" that I found off Ravelry.

My friend Sarah suggested I buy some buttons from M & J Trims online.  I've seen their store in NYC and they do have an amazing selection.  I haven't ever tried looking at their site though - need to do that.

Keeping Tosca out of the busy street.

I started the sweater in Oregon back in August and finished it in Maine in November.  It's 100% wool and very soft, made from yarn bought at Knitt'n Kitt'n in Portland.  Love that store.

Tosca's sweater is from Baby Gap and a hand-me-down from our friend Annette.  It's fleece lined and I'm so happy it fits her this season.

I've also finished a few other projects - a scarf, slipcovers, and am now working on another sweater for Etame.  It's a Fair Isle Cardigan - navy blue with different colors around the collar.

November 17, 2011


Etame is taking "ballet".  It's actually called creative movement but don't tell her or any of the other little ballerinas that.

She really enjoys the interaction with the other girls.  There are truly few things cuter than little girls all wearing tutus.  Seriously.  So.  Cute.  

She's made some good little friends in the class and I've enjoyed talking with their nice moms out in the waiting area (when I'm not chasing down Tosca who tries to get into every purse/snack/magazine in the small room outside the dance room).

November 15, 2011

Knitted Baby Blanket

This summer, I furiously finished knitting a baby blanket for my good friend Michelle's second little boy.  There are four stripes which represent the four people in their family.

I bought the yarn at Purl Soho while in NYC in the spring.  It's a super soft wool.  The pattern is from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and I changed it a bit by not adding another white border on the top and bottom.  It already was very big!  It's garter stitch the whole way through which is easy to knit up.  Plus there was no piecing at the end as it just kept continuing on which was nice. 

I hope Baby Blane has many snugly nights under this blanket.