Archive for February, 2009


Would you like to see what I’ve been knitting?

leaf detail

leaf detail

Pattern: Greenleaf

Size knit: Newborn.  Ish.  I made it a smidge bigger so an August baby could wear it in the winter.

Yarn: Don’t throw things at me, please. I was working and leaving for South Carolina and needed yarn fast.  I bought ::blush:: Vanna’s Choice something or other.  From Wal-Mart.  I know. For the record, it is surprisingly soft for acrylic. Just sayin’.

Needles: size 7 / 4.5mm

Started: February 7

Finished: February 19

Modifications: I knit a a bit past the recommended 5″ as the receiving baby will be 4ish months old during winter. Or possibly because I was at SnB with no tape measure.

Knit it again? Most likely, it was a super-easy knit.

Notes: This is seriously a 1-2 day knit. Had I not left it home when I went off to SC I would have finished it the day after I started. I highly recommend it as a last-minute shower gift or a crap-I-have-nothing-to-bring-to-the-hospital gift. Worsted + 7s/4.5mms + baby hat = fastfastfast

Greenleaf baby hat

Greenleaf baby hat


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Back again!

Who knew I was such a traveler?  Em and I just got back from a trip to see my sister and family in South Carolina.  She has a new baby and asked that I come out to visit/help out.  It was lovely to hold a brand new baby and realize just how big Em has become.  Also, realizing I could help Em while holding a newborn was a quite a revelation. No knitting while I was there, sadly.  I didn’t think I’d have the down time, but of course I did simply because I didn’t pack knitting.  Of course.  However, at this moment I am knitting the top of an embellished baby hat and should be done shortly.

Instead of holding up a blog post another few days while I find the camera, take pics, find where the cord walked off to, and all the assorted toddler wrangling that goes with it, I ask that you take a minute to read a post written by my  friend Lisa.  She’s been part of endless conversations on my reluctance to find the baby’s gender.  Please click over and read what she wrote.  It is eloquent, interesting (I think) and, at the very least, a good way to waste some time at work.  I’ll be back tomorrow or so to post a bunch of what-I’ve-been-up-to pics.

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