This week has been interesting. Sorry for the delay in my itty-bitty update. I have been busy with the long weekend and 2 kids with colds. Don’t worry I do have some yarn goodness to show you. I haven’t been lazy on that front.
This is how my princess and the pea is coming alone. Slow but coming along. I’ve finished half the mattresses now. I do need to buy the stuffing for them though. My knitting through the Itty-Bitty Toys book is coming right a long.
My Shalom is almost finished. I’m finishing the last sleeve and then I just need to weave in ends and sew on buttons. I made half sleeves because I tend to push sleeves up to my elbows. I guess it’s my get to work attitude. The Cascade Ecological Wool works very well for this project and I only used less then half of the second skein for the sleeves.It doesn’t hurt that each skein is less than 15 dollars and if you made the Shalom with out modification then you would only need one.
I made this in less than 2 days. It’s Milo. An Australian design that I found on Ravelry. It’s made with CotLin from Knit Picks which makes it warm but not too warm and it’s machine washable. A big plus when knitting for newborns. It’s for my neighbor down the street. She is having a little girl in October. I’ll be making some for my boys in wool and with out the OXOX on it to keep them warm this winter. I love that this can be made into a vest for boys or girls or a little frock for little girls. It’s easy to knit so if you are not experianced it is OK all you have to know is how to kit, purl and do a backwards loop cast on to make this. It will be my go to pattern for new babies for now.
I also started on a little hat for that little girl with scraps of yarn that I had laying a round. It’s Kilkenny from Wee Woolly Toppers. This one hurt my hands a little as soon as I got to the ribbing at the top. Very cute though. I liked the patterns in the book well enough to buy it. I’ll be making hats for my boys out of it this fall. I’m going to make the Cuba for M and the Tubey for O.
I still have a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) laying around. I still need to finish my Tea Leaf Cardi, my Cedar Leaf Shawlette, my Citron, My Vetur Lopi sweater, and my French Press Slippers. Need to get myself organized and finish these UFOs before they finish me. Hopefully by next week I will have at least 3 of my UFOs finished. That would be my Shalom, princess and the pea, and my French Press Slippers.
Last night we shot the video to show how to do the navajo plying method while knitting to help people with using it in my cowl pattern. and hopefully I will have a working video by the end of the week and the pattern for sale both here and on Ravelry.
The URL is changing to this site from icelandicgardener.blogspot.com to knittingwitholof.com I thought it better suited.
Here are some shots of my boys being boys.
Yes, my 7 month old drives cars around the house and watches *cat* TV out the back door. O is playing on a piece of paper his Aunt Sabrina made with him the last time they saw each other. My husband took these amazing photos of our most important people in our lives.