Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trip to Asheville and getting to see my niece again!

Not so happy to be wearing the gay devil hat! Shocked at the prospect of being a candy corn.
Me and Amy with Sydney.
These are the wire candle cozies I made for Amanda's engagement gift.
Sydney wearing her Brunhilde hat.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I love my niece!

I went to visit my niece today and so here are a hundred pictures of her and me with one of the hats that I knit for her. (Pattern here.) Isn't she cute?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A few things finished

This is the knit shrug that I made for Helena for her birthday from this pattern at Lincraft. It took a lot longer than I wanted it to and the sleeves turned out a bit wider than planned, but I think in the end, it helped because it made the back longer.
Here's Helena wearing said shrug.

This is the baby cardigan that I finished a few days after Suzy's baby was born. It's about a 6 month size, so she won't be able to wear it for a little while.
The pattern is from Allegra Wermuth.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What should I make now?

Now that my cute niece is born, I don't know what to make ... I don't feel motivated to start a hundred new projects anymore, just post pictures of her on various websites!

Here she is wearing the bonnet I made for her and lying on the baby blanket I made.

This is a vest that I finished a few days after she was born. It was knit, so it took longer to make. I really liked it, it turned out really cute other than the rolling on the edges.

And here Sydney is wearing the candy corn hat ... Suz says they're going to dress her in her Auburn Tiger outfit for Halloween but with the candy corn hat instead of the tiger hood.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm an aunt!

Notice how scared Sydney looks to be held by me. Oh well.

Sydney Lynn was born September 22, at 5:53 PM, 7 lbs 11 oz, 20 inches long by c-section.

We tried her Brunhilde hat on her and it was just too freakin' cute. Not that anything much could make her cuter. Frickin' adorable baby. And no, I'm not biased at all. Doesn't she look just like me??

BTW, no, I am NOT next.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Braxton Hicks?

So my little sister thought she had gone into labor this weekend. Again. Second time she's made a false trip to the hospital. And she's still not dilated. Not one bit. This baby isn't going to come out!

But while she was false laboring, I labored to finish up some half done projects for the baby who apparently doesn't care about coming out to see what I've made her.

Finally sewed together all the pieces of the girl baby viking hat (which you can buy here)that I had finished making while I was on jury duty August 18th and 19th. It turned out super cute and Pikachu was thrilled to model it for me, as you can tell.

Booties to match the yellow dress. Not the same booties that were in the pattern, because they were the exact same pattern as the booties for the pink dress....

These, which turned out super cute even though the pattern is a little funky. The sole is oval ad the top is rectangular. But somehow it all works out?

And a wormy hat, which I made months and months ago when Suzy first found out she was pregnant and promptly lost. I found it in my nightstand drawer. Who looks in their nightstand drawer? Obviously not me.

The worms in the grass hat pattern is free here. The dresses and booties are in Beautiful Baby Boutique from Annies Attic and the Viking hat is on Bella knitting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Finishing things up...

So my little sister isn't so little anymore. She's two weeks away from her due date but not dilated one bit... which has given me time to finish some of the baby projects I've been putting off embellishing.

A baby grab ball that went horribly awry. Maybe no one will notice.

A pink and yellow dress. I'm working on a red and white one for a Christmas dress too.

Baby booties to go with the pink dress.

And also some way too fuzzy hats for Sam's baby girl to match the nightmare fuzzy blanket I made her.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

How many people can have babies really?

So Stephanie at work is having a baby and this is what I gave her...
Yet another diaper cake in pink and more pink. Used size Newborn, 1 and 2 diapers.

Some super soft booties and hat in Red Heart Hunny.

Yet another bamboo Baby It's Cold Outside jacket. Love 'em and they work up so fast!

An edged flannel blanket that I made up the pattern for which you can find here: The thread is hand dyed from Sara's Colorwave which I bought on E-bay.

And a fuzzy tri-corner hat knit from a Crystal Palace pattern in Baby Bee Soft Illusion.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Baby showers and more baby showers

A cute winter dress for Sam's baby. I knit it so that it would be warmer.

The last stocking for the 4th Taylor. When I bought the stocking kits, I bought 4 even though Sam said Trey would be the one and only Taylor baby. I knew better though!

This dress I made with larger hooks and looser gauge so it wouldn't be so tiny like the other dresses I've made so far. I wanted it to be closer to a 12 month size so it could be worn for at least a year. It turned out 12 month size but I wasn't super happy about the way it looked, mostly because I was so used to how the smaller sizes looked. It still turned out cute though.

Another bamboo jacket which works up so fast and feels soo soft.

The debacle of a blanket which I had to knit since the yarn was way too freakin' fuzzy to crochet with and then it took for freakin' ever to cut the squares, sew them together, edge and put in the argyle stitching. And it still was funky shaped and uneven and the only good thing about it was it was freakin' warm, which is what Sam wanted for her freezing winter home in Cleveland.

I made a diaper cake too, but forgot to take a pic of it! =(

Sunday, August 3, 2008

More diaper madness and other stuff

I made another diaper cake, this one for my sister who is having a girl. I didn't have enough of the large ribbon to go around each layer so I doubled up on smaller ribbon.

So here are a few other things I've been working on....

Yarn bonnet that is ridiculously fluffy for my sister's baby.

Size 3 thread bonnet that is going to be uber-girly.

Edged flannel baby blanket. Edged in size 30 thread, which is not my usual size.

My favorite baby blanket pattern done in Bernat Baby Coordinates Sassy Stripes. For my sister's baby.

A nice warm little dress for my friend Sam who is having a baby girl in November and lives in cold Cleveland.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I know it's been a really long time...

But here is my latest creation that I want to show off.... a new talent I discovered....

A diaper cake!!

Cute, right?