Sheared Bliss


FO Friday
December 27, 2013, 8:00 am
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Pattern: Moura Headband

Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in 8511 Valentine (left over from SweetP’s Latte Baby Coat)

Notes: A nice little pattern for a very quick knit that uses a tiny amount of yarn.  I really love this headband and wear it multiple times a week.  I’m thinking I need to make some more like it because not everything in my wardrobe goes with red.  It’s great for disguising I-haven’t-showered-in-a-couple-of-days hair.  Also good for toddler silliness.



FO Friday
December 20, 2013, 8:00 am
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Pattern: Latte Baby Coat

Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in 8511 Valentine

Size: 2T-3T

Notes: This was a really nicely written pattern.  I learned Judy’s magic cast on for it, which is a pretty neat little trick.  It’s top down and seamless with raglan shaping – one of my favorite types of construction to knit.  The hood is adorable – seriously, I want to put hoods on everything I knit now.  The woven basket stitch on the button band it quite pretty.  The only thing I wish I had changed is the length.  SweetP is on the tall side and he’d be able to wear this longer if I had made it longer in the body.  Of course, he currently has zero interest in wearing it at all so it might be a moot point.  Toddlers, right?  Oh well.



Hippo Birdies to Ewe
November 20, 2013, 9:12 pm
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SweetP is two!



Happy Halloween…
October 31, 2013, 1:26 pm
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…from the King of all Wild Things!



Come and Gone

Summer has come and gone and with it another Renaissance Festival season.

CodeMonkey continued his run as the court musician, now with a new and improved doublet.  Also a really snazzy hat made by yours truly.  One of these days I’ll get around to writing a FO Friday post about our hats.

The booth that I work for changed ownership at the end of last season and now belongs to a local potter.  Since I am apparently a strange sort of indentured servant who’s included with the building, I was still there with my yarn.

The rest of the shop was full of absolutely gorgeous handmade pottery.

SweetP was still miraculously able to wear his gowns and overgowns from last year, but over a pair of hose as a shirt and tunic this year.  He was also sporting a brand new made by mommy hat.  He tried his hand as an apprentice spinner . . .

. . . and an apprentice potter . . .

. . . but mostly he liked seeing the sights from the best seat in the house.

And now SweetP and I are off on an adventure to the grandparents’ house for a couple of weeks.  Maybe I’ll write another blog post again sometime in the next three months 🙂



Sheep To Shawl

Sheep were sheared.

Yarn was dyed.

Pretty things were sold.

SweetP was sweet.

And a good time was had by all.



Happy Easter

This was SweetP’s second Easter, but the first that he was mobile enough to hunt for Easter eggs.  Finding the eggs was exciting and they made interesting noises when he shook them.

The bit about putting them in the basket was a little confusing though.

After we showed him that the eggs were full of tasty things he started to get the picture.

Meanwhile, I’ve been busy dyeing up my own basket of goodies.