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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Silly Tiny

I have never made something so wee before.
The tiniest of stitches.
The smallest of  booties.
The silliest of projects.

I had to make 3 instead of the traditional pair.
A reasonable question.

Instead of attempting my first teeny tiny project in English,

I chose Norwegian.

I don't speak any Norwegian.

And so as you can imagine,
it didn't go that well.

The pattern was almost translated into English.
With 'almost' being the key.

My first attempt achieved a club footed monstrosity.

I was very brave and ripped it out.
Such strength of character!

These actually stay on little kicking feet.
Unlike any sock I have yet to meet.

I definitely caught arthritis from my fist clenched knitting.

Totally communicable from little tiny knitting needles.

Be warned.

More of the Yarn Tales

This cheeky monkey likes purple.

So although I made some of these in blue...

Purple also make the cut.

I also added purple pom poms to the ends of
the kitty ear hat.

And then one of these for me.
I bought one on etsy and wore it
every day.
Then it was liberated from a women's WC.
So after the etsy vendor went MIA-
I made it myself!

It fits me better, but I'm definatley not this cute.
Even on a showered day.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Don't Leave a New Mother Unattended With a Bag of Wool...

Poor Yu.

Only a few days on this planet,
and already she's being forced into...
hat modelling.

When she was born The Sweetie was in charge of
her first bath.
The nurse impressed upon him the need
for little newborns to wear hats during bath time
and ALL the time,
so they stay toasty.

The Sweetie really took this to heart.
In the first few days of Yu's life
The Sweetie could be found searching for hats
under covers, under beds...

"Where's her hat? She might get cold!!!"
 he would proclaim.

And so,
held hostage by recovery I took up the hook.

I think she's dismayed.
What is this ridiculous thing upon my noggin?!
(it's all in the eyes)

And then there was a little top knot action.

And of course the double knot
(can't get enough of ears on babies)

I'd like to say that's all the hats,
but really this is a hostage situation.
I can't be expected to act rationally.

Pu got a knitted kitty hat with ears,
and Nu is getting a matching crocheted beanie.

Oh my.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Our New Addition

First Pu, then Nu...

...and now Yu.
Our third girl, yeah!

We are home & everyone is healthy & happy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bonus Projects...

A la peanut butter sandwich!
Also, another sweater.

This was meant for the sweetie, but his shoulders were too massive
(tee hee)
So bonus for me. Then I girled it up a bit.

With cozy hood...

Weird ribbon fabric knit into the sleeves...

And a favorite button.


A little diaper clutch.

And a needle case.

...because clearly I am becoming a sticks girl.

OK baby.
Now your turn to start creating!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Insanity Continues...

Le Bebe remains on the inside,
so the knitting needles are cooking on the outside.

Here we go again!