FO Friday: Baby Sweater

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Last week I blogged about this baby sweater knit up in Louet Gems Fingering, and I’m excited to share photos of the finished sweater! I really enjoyed working with the yarn (which is probably why I’ve knit so much with Gems, including another secret project I’m working on now!)   Today I’d like to write a bit about finishing your knits and why this is so important to me. You’ve spent all this time choosing a pattern, finding the perfect … Read More

Brian’s Favorite Baby Gifts

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We’ve received a lot of wonderful baby gifts thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, but today I want to share what have been Brian’s three favorite gifts! First up, an amazing quilted alphabet book made by my mother. Considering my sewing skills include sewing in crooked lines I’m pretty impressed by the level of detail in this book. I’m sure it took FOREVER. And my favorite part, that Y is for yarn! Next up, two gifts from … Read More

FO Friday: SilverSpun Baby Socks

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I’ve been Instagramming photos of these baby socks, and finally I’m writing a blog post about them! I knit two pairs of baby socks using Feel Good Yarn Company SilverSpun Sock. They are very quick to knit and don’t take very much yarn. Why to knit baby socks from SilverSpun: 1. It’s cotton, you don’t have to worry about fiber sensitivities. I’m all about natural fibers! 2. There’s a small amount of lycra, which means these socks are super stretchy. … Read More

FO Tuesday: Washcloths

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I was fortunate enough to receive a Baby Washcloth Kit from Appalachian Baby Design to knit up and review. Originally I’d planned to just knit one of these before writing a review, but the pattern was fast and easy, and this was a really relaxing knitting project, so I ended up using the whole ball of yarn and knit four washcloths! Appalachian Baby Design is a collective of knitters, crocheters and designers creating classic handmade baby gifts. They are based … Read More

FO Friday: Caesious

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A few weeks ago I blogged about impulsively winding a lovely skein of Louet Euroflax Sport and casting on for the Caesious shawl by Hunter Hammersen. I actually finished knitting it in about 10 days, but then it took me another week to wash the darned thing, and a week after that to take photos. Isn’t that how it always goes? Just like I always do with Euroflax I put it through the washing machine and the dryer along with other … Read More

FO Friday: Free Baby Blanket Pattern

One of my good friends from college is expecting her first baby this fall, and I couldn’t help but knit a little something for her baby! I started it pretty early as I knew I wasn’t going to have time closer to her due date, and I didn’t want it to fall by the wayside, so I didn’t yet know the gender. I (sort of followed) my Sunshine Chevron Blanket, available for free from Knit Picks. Mostly due to an … Read More

FO Friday: Funny Faces

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I made a super simple crochet necklace this week. Single crochet, 28 gauge wire, beads, and a few findings is all that was required. The whole project took a couple of hours, spread out over the course of the week. Then last night Brian and I tried to take photos of this necklace.   But some days, taking a decent photo is harder than it sounds. Turns out handing your husband a camera and putting on lipstick doesn’t turn him … Read More

FO Friday: Two Non-Knits!

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I’ve been coveting the beautiful Montea dress from Collette Patterns for a while now. The problem is that I don’t really know how to sew. I bought a sewing machine back in January and promised myself I’d learn to sew. I tried once in January shortly after getting the machine, couldn’t sew in straight lines, got frustrated, and it’s been sitting on the shelf ever since. Learning something new means you have to spend time being really bad at it, … Read More

FO Friday: Ginny’s Cardigan

I finished my Ginny’s Cardigan about a month ago, and I finally took pictures of it last weekend. I’m really happy with how mine came out, it has 0 ease and fits me perfectly! Here are a few photos. I made mine in Classic Elite Woodland in Silver. Also mine was the second size, I have a 36 3/4″ bust, and I did the short rows for a C cup. I also have a few thoughts on finishing of this … Read More