Sheared Bliss

New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2011, 11:00 pm
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Our little party animal would like to wish everyone a happy new year.


FO Friday
December 31, 2011, 12:09 am
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The FOs are three for one this New Year’s Eve Eve.

Please pardon the blurry phone picture.  It was either that or a cat tree sprouting inexplicably from my head.

Yeah, don’t ask.  Bad pictures, good handknits.

I’m wearing . . .

Pattern: Calorimetry

Yarn: Patons Soy Wool Stripes (which has apparently been discontinued) in colorway 70310 – Natural Plum

Notes: I knit this several years ago, but I don’t think I’ve ever blogged it.  I like this pattern a lot and have actually knit two of them – this one and one out of some of my handspun.  It keeps my ears warm without getting all stretched over my bun in the back.  My only objection is that, as the pattern is written, it ends up being too wide for my head so I measured the top of my head to determine how wide I wanted it, worked the short rows in until it measured half that width, then started working the short rows back out again.

The red bowling ball that appears to be sprouting from my neckline is Wiggles.  I’m wearing him in a Maya Wrap.  He’s wearing . . .

Pattern: Aviatrix

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in colorway 893

Notes: Another pattern that I like and have made a few of.  I started with one out of the yarn left over from Shalom, but it ended up being a little big and I decided that purple wasn’t the most gender neutral color so I made this one in a smaller size.  I’ve since started a few others for gifts.  Quick, easy, and fun to knit and very functional as a finished object.  I love all of the options for different sizes and weights of yarn and I really love how well it stays on a wiggly baby and covers his ears.

We’re both wearing . . .

Pattern: Seaweed

Yarn: Noro Big Kureyon (which is also apparently discontinued) in colorway 12

Notes: This pattern includes really great instructions on how to measure to create a custom coat extender for babywearing.  Unfortunately, these instructions are dependent on you having a baby to wear while taking the measurements.  Since I was knitting this right before Wiggles was born, I made my best guess and knit until I ran out of yarn.  Fortunately, this is a very forgiving pattern.  It works great for keeping both of us warm on our walks.

Christmas Eve Eve
December 24, 2011, 12:58 am
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I’ve been taking it pretty easy this Christmas.  I figure I have a pretty good excuse.  We have decorations up because CodeMonkey’s parents helped put up the lights and decorate the tree.  We have Christmas cookies because MommaBliss helped make them.  I did all of my Christmas shopping online.  However, I did knit one Christmas present this year.

Pattern: Womb from Knitty

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving in Magenta

Notes: Yup, it’s a bright pink handknit uterus.  What else does one make for one’s midwife?  I think she liked it.