Sunday, January 23, 2011

I hope it fits

I'm enthralled with knitting tiny things for tiny people that I haven't met yet.

January's baby knitting was a Vintage Baby Cardigan out of some fun and sassy sock yarn.  Easy to follow directions, and a fairly quick knit.  Done within a couple weeks, including a decent amount of procrastination before actually doing the finishing work.

I used a three needle bind off, which may have been a first.  I also was blessed with my grandmother's knitting needle stash this Christmas, and I was uber grateful for the HUGE stitch holders I found in her knitting stuff.  They were super handy for knitting the various pieces of this pattern...there are only two seams afterall.

Isn't it cute?

What should I knit next? 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What I did on Christmas vacation

One of my favorite things about vacation is being able to focus on the very few crafting projects that fit into my suitcase.  Usually I have a difficult time picking out projects to take along, and always have a list longer than there is actually time to accomplish, or room in the suitcase.

This time, it was easy.

A good friend of mine is having a baby.  Any day now.  I decided back in the fall that I was going to knit her a pair of longies.  I did a lot of searching on Ravelry and found many great patterns.  I finally picked one from  The website was very helpful when I questioned what size to make, and how to finish off the waistband, and what washing instructions I should include.

So I cast them on before Christmas, and cast them off before New Year's Eve!  This pattern is easy to follow, well written and super cute!

I can't wait for the next time I see these little pants, on baby Fuller!