Sheared Bliss

FO Friday – Toasty Toddler

At 15 months Wiggles is well and truly a toddler.  He walks nearly all the time now (although only where he wants to go still) and can say five words (assuming we’re counting animal noises as words).  He’s so much more than just a wiggly little baby lump that I think it’s time he graduated to a new blog name – SweetP.  He’s also graduated to a new sweater.  I want to make it a tradition that SweetP gets a new hand knit sweater every year.  There should be some perks to being the child of a knitter, right?  Last year I made him a Baby Sophisticate, which I inexplicably have no pictures of him wearing.  Maybe CodeMonkey has some – I’ll bug him and update later.  This year I went for a whole ensemble to keep SweetP warm while he’s playing outside.


Pattern: Why yes, it is another Aviatrix

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6243 Navy

Size: Worsted weight version in the 18 month size

Notes: I accidentally knit one extra wedge section and decided to leave it instead of ripping it out.  It worked out ok.  It makes the hat a little more prone to slipping down over SweetP’s eyes, but mostly it keeps his forehead and the back of his neck warmer.


Pattern: Dulaan Easy-On Mittens

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6207 Salt and Pepper

Notes: So far SweetP doesn’t use the thumbs much, but they should fit him for a while so I imagine they’ll come in handy later.  Thanks to the I-cord we haven’t lost a mitten yet.


Pattern: Gramps

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in 6243 Navy and 6207 Salt and Pepper

Size: 12-24 months

Notes: I left off the pockets and elbow patches in the interest of getting it finished and worn.


FO Friday
December 28, 2012, 8:00 am
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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood?

Yeah, apparently teething has turned my kid into a woodchuck or a beaver or something.

Inspired by this tutorial I measured the crib, did some math, bought some fleece, chopped it up, and ended up with this:

Beaver-child, thwarted!

White Christmas
December 25, 2012, 3:30 pm
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In a rather unusual display of seasonally appropriate weather, we got a lovely dusting of sparkly snow last night.  After opening stockings this morning, we went out and played in it.

Toddling Along
December 7, 2012, 10:40 pm
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Walking a video by ShearedBliss on Flickr.

November 20, 2012, 4:00 am
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Happy birthday to my favorite little cake-fiend!

Happy Halloween
October 31, 2012, 7:39 pm
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Checking In
September 27, 2012, 9:43 pm
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I just realized it’s been two months since I last posted.  It’s been a whirlwind couple of months.  Mr. Wiggles is now 10 months old.  In those 10 short months he has traveled by train, plane, boat, and automobiles and he has been to eight states, two national parks, a funeral, and a wedding.

I’ve been knitting too and hope to get back to writing soon because I have some FOs to share as well as some baby garb sewing from this summer to document.