Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Little Rainbow Monster!

Finished my 3rd knitting project, Tristan's monsterbum longies! I just love how these turned out! I am not close to perfect yet, probably won't ever be, but I am really starting to learn things now! I can now tell the difference between stitches and can now find a dropped stitch! I have tried a few different stitches each time and now can proudly say I learned the bamboo stitch this go around and how to fix the jog on my rounds in my stripes. Didn't learn that until the end though, so we will see how great it works on my next pair!
Made a little tee to match yesterday and put the set on my baby boy this morning. It was the perfect day to wear it, because his little personality today has me running for the hills! He is really into everything now, and is running everywhere, no walking here! Definitely a monster in training today! But I love him anyway!!
I am so glad that I stayed with knitting and didn't give up! It really is so much fun! If you want to learn, please just google knitting tips and watch you tube! It really isn't all that hard to pick up and the outcome is so pretty!!


  1. Holy cow, Woman! That set is terrific! You are one talented Mama-- and that boy needs a squeeze!!!!

  2. Aww thank you! It was nice to have something that was in my head actually turn out how I wanted it too!

    I am in love with knitting though, it tends to get in the way of my sewing!! Need to find a happy balance!

  3. Soooo crazy cute ! What pattern did you use for the longies? Maybe you posted it but I'm not finding it. I would love to knit them for my grandson !

  4. Mima, I used this pattern found here for the top half of the longies until I got to the gusset.

    Then I used the sheepy pants pattern that I normally use for my longies found here

    Hope that helps! They are a lot of fun, I can't wait to make another pair!!

  5. How is the shirt made? Applique or iron-on, maybe?? This outfit is adorable!!

  6. Thank you Amy! Sorry I didn't see this sooner! The tee is appliqued and all pieces were traced on heat and bond, then applied to scrap fabrics, cut out and fused onto the tee. Because they won't unravel*knit* I went around them with a simple straight stitch! Very fun to do!

  7. These are so cute!! Love the colors and the whole outfit!! I'm working on a pair myself using the first pattern you mentioned and have reached the point of confusion. Have been endlessly searching for help - will give the second pattern you listed a go. Glad I stumbled upon this cool pair!

  8. Hi Paige!!

    Glad I could help! yes, her grafting at the gusset was a little odd to me. It just didn't work no matter how many times I frogged back!

    I am getting ready to make another pair very soon and will probably do the same. Use that pattern for the mouth and then do my gusset the way I normally do!

    Good luck!!