Monthly Archives: August 2013

Half Brioche Stitch Booties- Finished

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Such an easy pattern. I practically had it memorized by the second bootie.  And it’s one that will have non-knitters thoroughly impressed with your “skills”. :)

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I’ve made these twice and followed a fellow Raveler’s rewritten instructions both times instead of the actual patternBlueknots notes are a little more detailed than the pattern.

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I neglected to measure the finished booties.  I could get up and do that now, but my back is out (thank you, pregnancy hormones) and I’d rather not move unless I absolutely have to. ;)  They are definitely newborn-sized, though.

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Big Sister Hat- Finished

I finally managed to get some shots of the Big Sister Hat I finished about a week ago.  Please pardon the binky… it’s supposed to be used for sleeping and car rides, but it was the only way I could keep my diva model happy this morning.  :)

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You can find the free pattern for the Ava Beret here. On the model, it looked more like a tight beanie and less like a beret.

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I’m so glad I chose to knit the “child” size instead of the “toddler” size.  It has the exact amount of slouch I wanted, plus she can always use it as a beanie when her noggin grows.
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All the details and lots of measurements can be found on my Ravelry page.

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WiP Wednesday- My Most Important WiP

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WiP Wednesday- Half Brioche Stitch Booties

I actually finished the pair today while at the Perinatalogist’s office.  I took advantage of Hannah being home with Daddy and did some waiting room and exam room knitting.  It’s a super simple bootie pattern.  I’ll have all the details up in a post sometime this week.

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Unfortunately, that was the best part of my day.  It was supposed to be my very last appointment with the Specialist because my cervix has been such a good girl this time around…but the doc was concerned about Ella’s tiny size (roughly 3- 3 1/4 lbs at almost 34 weeks) and she now has to be monitored twice a week. 

I’m worried about how in the world I’m supposed to get to these appointments since I only have a car (and Hubby is home to watch Hannah) on Wednesdays. Hubby could take the train on the other days, but they don’t allow children at the doctor’s office (“no exceptions”), so I still wouldn’t be able to go.  It really does stink to live 2+ hours away from my family and friends.

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Photo Friday

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A Just Because Post

Just because this picture melts my heart everytime I look at it. Such a Daddy’s Girl. 

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WiP Wednesday- Big Sister Hat & Family Stockings

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Over the weekend, I casted on for attempt number 2 of Hannah’s Big Sister Hat.  This pattern/yarn/needle combo is producing an adorable (and properly sized) hat, unlike my first try. 

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I popped it on her head for a nano second after knitting a couple of inches past the brim and I’m pretty confident it’s turning out how I want it to.  I decided to make the “child” size instead of the “toddler” because I wanted a bigger, slouchier hat that covers her ears a bit.  The photo on the pattern page looked small and snug on the model.

I love the look of the original hat with the contrasting yarn, but I have a very small stash (if you can even call it that), so I didn’t have any other fingering weight wool to use with the pink.  I want it to match Ella’s ensemble, anyway, so it must be very girly and pink. :)

Oh…and I attempted a bit of duplicate stitch last week. With the (purposefully) loose gauge of the stockings, the results are less than stellar:

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Two down, one to go (Ella’s. A nice, short name).  They still need a ribbon loop hanger and a very good blocking. The rest of the family will get new, replacement stockings over the next couple of years to match the ones I’ve made for the grandkids.  I just can’t see making six more by December.  I’m going to have my hands full with an 18 month old and newborn in less than two months and need to crank out a few more projects before then.

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