Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I can't believe it is already Halloween! This year has gone by so fast. The kids are already pulling out the magazines and looking for toys for their lists!

I have been knitting so much, but have made some time to sew too! Made a couple of fleece sets for my baby boy.

This one has a lap tee that is made with one of my favorite japanese knits. I just love the pow that I appliqued on the butt too! One of my favorite sets to put on Tristan!
I pulled out an old navy tee that I had forgotten about buying! That is the problem with buying ahead! Put together some fleece pants to match and added a BOO to the butt. Great set and I love it on him!
And trying to lift the pumpkins!
I hope everyone has a great Halloween! Tristan is going to wear a lion costume that my mom made over 17 yrs ago for my first born. Each of the children have wore it and this year is Tristan's turn. I will post pics this week!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My 2nd Set to Match Our Shoes of Course!!

I found these adorable Livie and Luca shoes in a little boutique this summer. Tristan has grown into them now, but I have almost nothing to match them. Found some yarn a while back on ebay and what do you know it was a pretty close match to the blue!

Used the sheepy pants pattern for this pair and they went so much quicker than the 1st pair! No holes either this time to sew up! I think maybe I am getting better!

Made an otto tee to match with a quick hand drawn elephant to match our shoes! We were able to snap a few pics yesterday morning before it became too hot! Baby boy is 14 months old today!!
Now off to knit another pair! Trying a free pattern that I found on ravelry for the next pair!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My 1st Pair of Longies!! I Knitted!!!

I must confess that I have a horrible habit of drooling all over everyone's pictures of knitted wool! I love to look through blogs, forums, anywhere and everywhere at beautiful knit creations! If it involves a baby I love it even more!

When I started cloth diapering I tried wool interlock for soakers and I loved them. Then during the hotter months I switched mostly to PUL diapers and I loved them too. Then I decided to order a custom pair of woolie shorties after seeing someones amazing creations and we ended up with our owl set, which I LOVE! Now a few pairs later and I decided that I MUST learn to knit!!

Now, I tried this once before. Right before I had Tristan last year, I went and bought all of the needles some yarn and a pattern. I cast on and started a pair of longies. Not even 1/4 of the way through I realized they were so big they would fit a 4 year old(they were newborn sized!) and there were so many holes(can you say dropped stitches?) that pee would leak right out!! So I did what any rational pregnant woman would do, I threw a fit, sold the needles and swore I would never knit!

Now over a year later, I was a determined! I went BACK to the store, bought the needles all over again and found some wool yarn on ebay. Last Sunday night I started! And this past Sunday afternoon I finished! My very first pair of woolies!! I love them, just because I made them, but there are quite a few mistakes. Thankfully I think I have learned what I did wrong and the next pair will go faster and easier, at least I hope!

I made a tee for Tristan today to match and I am hoping to go to the Pumpkin Patch later this week to get some action shots. Here is a preview though for now!! Oh and I can't say enough how much I love youtube and, they were wonderful and really helped when I didn't understand the pattern!