Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little more knitting....

Despite the radio silence I have been knitting....
First up, a sock. IB Footsie in The Yarn Yard Clan, an old club colourway which I have been saving up.
I.B. Footsie
Loving the twisted stitches; the second one is ready for the heel so should be finished sometime soon.
I took a little time out from sock knitting to make a mini T-Rex for my godson....
T Rex
I then got sidetracked by this gorgeous pattern by ├ůsa Tricosa - Atalanta Sideways
Knit in Mirasol Tupa yarn, it is a merino/silk DK weight. I only had two skeins so knew it would make quite a small shawl...
Atalanta Sideways
But I think it works.
Atalanta Sideways
And it is gorgeously soft!
Atalanta Sideways
Now, to finish that sock...

Monday, March 07, 2011

8 Months - I can stand

Oh my, 8 Months today and Thomas back to his normal happy self after a couple of weeks of being poorly.
Thomas - 8 Months
He is now really solid when sitting and it is amazing how far he can reach.
Thomas - 8 Months
But he still hates being on his front so no sign of crawling yet (thank goodness - I'm not sure what I will do when he can move). Plus we still have no teeth despite more dribble than I ever thought was possible. Note to self - knit some of Kate's Bibs.
He now looks quite big in his cot
Thomas - 8 Months
We went to visit the big kids a couple of weeks ago and he learnt a new trick - he can now stand if you help him up.
Thomas - 8 Months

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A Finished Monkey Cardigan

The Monkey Cardigan is complete. Two weeks of looking after a poorly baby seriously ate into my knitting time (bronchiolitis and a horrid cold - definitely on the mend now thank goodness).
Started: 31st January 2011
Finished: 1st March 2011
Monkey Cardigan
Pattern: The basic pattern for the cardigan is Surtsey. Knit in the largest size (12-18 months) but on 3.5mm needles with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, a sport rather than fingering weight yarn. It has a chest measurement of 24" - a little big on Thomas who will be 8 months next week, but not so big he can't wear it. The ribbed yoke means it will hopefully fit for a good while yet as well.
The monkeys are adapted from the Sleepy Monkey Blanket. I copied the monkey design into an excel sheet and then filled in the gaps so it fit in with the stitch count on Surtsety. I'm rather pleased with the results.
The chimp buttons came from Poppy's in York.
Monkey Cardigan
Thomas seems to like it too. He was just about up for a modelling session earlier this morning.
Thomas in his Monkey Cardi
And he brought his favourite monkey along for company.
Thomas in his Monkey Cardi