Saturday, January 17, 2009


We are going to apply for a passport for our future world traveller. Here's the picture that's going to be in it. (I find it hilarious that Canadian babies actually require a picture in their passports.)

No comment.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

NOT a New Year's resolution

I'm running a bit out of steam. After posting so many pictures of Egg and my knitting, I feel like I need to do something different. Though I have to say that I can't get enough of taking pictures of Egg and seeing her wear what I made.

I think 2009 is going to be a stash busting year. I had a good start already with all the projects for Egg using gifted yarn and I have some more planned using small amounts of stash yarn. All those two or three (or more) balls that I never knew what to do with. You might get bored with yet another sweater knit in the round. Thing is, with knitting so small I prefer having as few seams as possible, and if I wasn't so lazy I would graft the underarm seams instead of binding off and sewing them up later, as it is I cannot be bothered with putting the stitches on holders.

Having said all that, who knows, I might stumble across some absolutely fabulous yarn tomorrow and throw all my good (?) intentions over board. (Noro Cashmere Island. Want. It. Bad. Hmmm, Cashmere!!)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Time flies

And, when meticulously taken care of, knitted things don't shrink. Or do they?

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Coulda Shoulda Woulda

When I started this little project I shoulda contemplated the yardage and size a bit longer - I probably woulda figured that the yarn lasts further than I imagined and then I coulda knit the sleeves long to begin with. As it is, I decided to knit kind of 3/4 sleeves - which, as it turns out, look a bit funny on a three month old. Alas, as Robbie Williams says: No regrets, they don't work.

I present to you the "Fire Tee".

Like the cat?

No puke on this one yet, but Egg wore it only for taking the pictures.

It took less than two skeins of Rabbit Ridge Designs Superwash DK wool, colorway Fire. (Ravelry link)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tapestry Tee

Two balls of Rowan Tapestry can make a cute little layering piece for Baby.

It's a bit large yet, Egg looks like a linebacker. I figure the size is more 6-9 months.

Egg likes it. She showed her appreciation by puking on the new piece about five minutes after I put it on her.

It's a fun little knit, all in one piece with little finishing work. Once I get the time I'll write down the pattern.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Look what I can do! (The many faces of Egg, part 2)

Weeks ago Egg discovered her tongue - she liked sticking it out. She's pretty much stopped doing that, maybe the novelty wore off. But just because it's so much fun, here's another pic.

Now she's into toys. She can grab them and gnaw on them, her coordination gets better from day to day. She's still not into her soother, mostly I trick her into taking it when she's half asleep. Doesn't do much good, though. One time she's taken it out with her hands and stuck it back in (only to pop it out with her tongue), which is amazing since her coordination is of course not that sophisticated yet.

I kind of had forgotten how much fun it was to play dress up doll. It's even more fun with Egg! Here she's wearing her little pinafore I made before she was born. Somehow I can't believe it already fits.

BTW, still think she looks like me? She looks like her Daddy a lot, too.

Even though she wears pink (I know, pink!) a lot, I get asked often if she's a 'boy or girl'.

Girl, definitely!!

Well, sometimes it's a bit dubious, I admit.

Especially when she wears her new raglan. But the pink teether ring should be a tip off!!

Or maybe I just put it with the pinafore, as intended:

Saturday, January 03, 2009

There's knitting to be had

Yes, indeed I have been knitting. Yesterday I even figured out a way to nurse and knit at the same time. (No, I'm sure you don't want to know the particulars but there was a pillow and a ball of yarn involved.) It's easier now that Egg is a bit older.

I made fingerless mitts for Nadine. They are made of a fluffy, very light yarn from a company I forgot and I can't find the ball bands. One ball is 25 grams, I got two in different colours and have about 10 g left of each. The yardage of this yarn is unbelieveable.

I knit a pair of socks for her, too. (Nadine has small feet. Knitting socks for her is quick and dirty, if you know what I mean.) They are made from Mountain Colors Bearfoot, which is one of my favorites.

There's a cute little boy's sweater with cables. A Christmas gift for a cute little boy I know. It's a pattern from the Reynolds Kids booklet No 82467 for Fall 2008. This one is knit with Adrienne Vittadini "Lisa" (sadly discontinued) but the original calls for Reynolds "Hop Scotch" which is a thick'n thin superwash wool and very soft.

The next picture shows a raglan for Egg in progress, but in reality it's done - it just needs some snap buttons. I'll take a picture of Egg wearing it once they are attached. It's made of Reynolds Cottontail and uses only 3 balls for the 6 month size.

And, my latest adventure: the Tapestry Tee for Egg with the infamous Embossed Leaves pattern. I'm up to the armholes. Let's see how quickly I can finish it.

Oh, and can you see the little heart stitch marker? Isn't that the cutest thing? It's Japanese and comes in a package with three different sizes. I couldn't resist.

Friday, January 02, 2009

The many faces of Egg, part 1

Happy 2009 everyone!

It's cold here in Montreal. I'm always worried when we go out and take Egg along, that she'll be freezing in no time. So far she hasn't, though!

To keep everyone amused, here are some new pictures.

When Egg does this:

I get to knit. Which doesn't happen all that often, really. But I manage to sneak in some minutes here and there. As much as I can and dare!

She usually smiles when she wakes up. Even in the morning.