I fear I’ve been neglecting my blog. I’m feeling a bit stingy about my free time, so rather than sit and write posts and upload pictures, I’m happily knitting and sewing away to my favorite tv shows (Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, and Project Runway) during that lovely quietness known as afternoon naptime. Well, I do jump up to hush my oldest (nearly 3) because half the time she doesn’t sleep and seems bent on waking her little sister up. But anyway…
Currently, I’m knitting myself a cardigan and sewing a baby clothes memory quilt for a customer.
Here’s the quilt in progress:
I have a little shop on Facebook called Stitched by Sara. My customers started out being just family and friends, but it’s slowly branching out to include friends of friends. I even have people following me that I don’t know. That’s pretty exciting in my book!
Being a stay-at-home Mom is awesome. Like, super awesome. But I thought a bit of play money for clothes, shoes, YARN, or camera supplies would be nice so I started a shop and hoped for the best.
The orders have trickled in at a slow, easily managed pace and it’s allowed me to buy my sweet Hubby extra Christmas gifts (which he totally deserves). 😊. I’ve also been able to get gift knitting done at the same time and have finished everything with a week to spare.
My latest order was completed earlier this week. It’s the Little Prince Loafers from The Lovely Crow. I heartily recommend her patterns!
I knit up the 0/3 month size for a brand new little princess who just made her grand entrance into the world a couple of weeks ago.
It’s Raveled HERE.
Filed under Crafts, Crochet
I’m still knitting. I even have a drafted post about a bunch of projects that have been recently finished. I haven’t gotten the pictures from the camera to the computer to Flickr to this blog. That would require a decent chunk of time… and most of my free time comes in delicious little bites, not an over the top feast.
Anyways… I do have time to upload this picture from my phone and write about it.
(This one obviously needs some finishing to hide those raw edges in the middle.)
Thanks to Claire from the blog Mollie and Claire, I discovered kanzashi flowers and the nifty little template/jig thing manufactured by Clover* that makes them super easy to sew up. I loooove these things. I’ve been playing around with them during naptime the past two days. It’s practically instant gratification and now I want more styles and sizes. 😃
* I got mine on Amazon for about $5.
Filed under Crafts, Sewing
My brother is a geek. He’s quite proud of that fact. So when I mentioned the idea of knitting his infant son a Jayne hat, he was pretty excited. A little while later, his wife leaned over to me and quietly said that a matching one for Jay (my brother) would make it even better. Fast forward 4 months, and you find me gift wrapping a few knitted hats in preparation for sending them down to my little bro and his family in Virginia for Christmas.
I completely winged the pattern to get the sizes I wanted. After browsing Ravelry, none of the Jayne patterns really “did” it for me so I went ahead and worked up beanies in the sizes I wanted. I made some crude notes on the project page, if you want to work one up. Really, if you can knit a basic beanie, my ramblings will make sense.
On to the pictures!
My little nephew, Z, may be 3 months younger than Ella, but he’s huge. I made sure to knit up a toddler sized beanie instead of a 12 month so that it fits him longer than a week. Hannah, my 2.5 year old, fits in it perfectly.
I opted to knit the ear flaps separately and stitch them on. It was easier for me to position them exactly where I wanted them with this method.
My favorite part is the tri-color pom pom. It’s awesome.
Swiping this post from Meghan at Moby Knit because her little boy looks adorable in the hat and she took amazing photos of him! I’m so happy it’ll fit him all winter long. Stay warm, Ronan!
Before Ronan was born, Sara knit him an adorable hat. I snapped some shots of him wearing it today. It fits with a little room to grow, so it’ll be perfect for this fall/winter! The pattern is I Heart Cables for those of you who might be interested in making one yourself. Sara used Malabrigo […]
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a couple of photos of this WiP. I am now nearing the finish line with only sleeve seaming, end weaving, and blocking. Oh, and buttons. Any ideas as to what kind? I am leaning towards wooden ones, but it may have to make a trip to the craft store with me.
Filed under Crafts, Knitting
I’ve just returned home today from a wonderful vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. How wonderful? Hubby is already planning our next visit. No joke. He’s right next to me on the couch on his phone scrolling through cabins trying to decide which one we want to rent next time.
Anywho… While we were on holiday, I snapped pictures of my girls wearing their knitted frocks. I had grand dreams of taking photos in the GORGEOUS gardens of the Biltmore Estate. But Hannah didn’t take a nap before our visit, and we ended up having to do the dreaded walk of shame back to the parking lot as she screamed and carried on in the stroller. Being 2 1/2 must be tough. She passed out in the car as we drove away from the estate. We stayed on the grounds and parked over by the farm/petting zoo/ wine shop/ ice creamery and let the gals snooze. After an acceptable amount of nappage time had elapsed, we woke them up and made the best of the rest of the day at Biltmore. So instead of beautiful gardens, the backdrop for these shots is the petting zoo. Ah, well. You roll with the punches when little kids are involved. On to the pictures!
Up first, Ruffles:
And now Sproutlette: