Monday, January 25, 2010

Ava's Cardigan

I finished Ava's Eloise Eyelet Cardigan (free pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website) the other night, and I'm pretty amazed that I actually made a garment!

She seems to like it. I made the 2T size, but the sleeves seem a little short, and I think the back could use an extra inch or two. Maybe blocking would help?

More details on my Ravelry page. Next up: February Baby Sweater for Baby Bird!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Skirt for Ava

Today during naptime I turned an old t-shirt into a super-comfy skirt for Ava. I just traced another skirt I had made for her, centering the design. Then I serged the side seams, serged the bottom edge, and added a casing for elastic. Simple!

Also, instead of throwing away some cheap, ugly wrapping paper I've been wanting to get rid of, my husband unrolled it on the floor for Ava to draw on.... kept her busy for almost an hour!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bootees for Baby Bird

I've been doing some hard-core knitting this winter. So far I've made four hats, a cowl, and I have two scarves in progress. The hats and the cowl were gifted before I took photos of them, but the scarves are coming along nicely. I also have one fingerless mitt finished (need to get that other one done soon!). I received the book The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann for Christmas, and these little bootees were the first thing I made. I love them! They were a lot of fun to make, and I learned several new knitting techniques. Our new little guy is going to be wearing lots of these! More info on my Ravelry page.