Wee Wednesdsay: Tanis Knits

It’s amazing how people are so generous when you are going to be welcoming a wee one into the world. And when you know knitters, it’s a given that some knitted baby goodies will turn up! Tanis knitted two beautiful items for little baby bliss to wear:

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This blue sweater is a Sunnyside Cardigan, knit up in Peacock. And check out the perfect little star buttons!!

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The other is the absolutely stunning baby dress, Clara. I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while, and so glad that Tanis made one in this pretty shade of green. I’m not big on dressing little girls in head-to-toe pink, so I’m thrilled to have these beautiful colours in her future wardrobe:

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Complete with a lovely vintage button at the back:

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So beautiful. I can’t wait until she’s out in the world and I can see her in these awesome knits!

Happy Anniverary, Love

Today G and I are celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, I can’t believe how quickly it’s already gone by! And it’s only another 8 weeks (give or take) until we expand our twosome to welcome our baby girl.

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Happy Anniversary, my love. You are without a doubt the best husband I ever could have imagined for myself, and I wouldn’t change you for the world. You’re going to be such an amazing dad to our little pot roast, and I can’t wait to see how we grow as a couple when we welcome her into the world.

Modification Monday: Heliotropic Pullover

Original Pattern: Heliotropic Pullover

Knitter Extraordinaire: Isabel (Ravelry ID)

Mods: Changed the gauge to be a worsted weight instead of a DK weight, changed the fit from oversized to be more fitted, added long sleeves and the swirls on the hem. Great details on the math for the yoke and modifications can be found on her project page, here.


What Makes This Awesome: It’s funny how when you see a summery knit, it’s so hard to imagine it as anything else, but Isabel has done just that: Transformed the summery, loose tee that into a gorgeous fall/winter sweater, complete with long sleeves, a heavier yarn weight, and just the right details. This sweater looks so cozy and warm, and spot-on perfect- I want one just like it now, too!

Wee Wednesdays: Ribbon Cardi and Stripey Frog Legs

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Pattern:  Little Garter Cardi

Mods: Adjusted the needle size, so knitted a size up from my goal size, in order to balance the two out. 

Notes: I’m not sure how I’ve ended up with ribbon yarn (I suspect freebies and swag bags), but it’s really tough to know what to do with it once it’s entered your stash. I thought I’d try knitting it up in a baby cardi, and see how it turned out. I actually think it turned out pretty cute! The garter texture in the ribbon yarn seems fluffy, and I love the blend of the white and green.

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Pattern: Baby Frog Legs

Mods: None.

Notes: Super cute. I love the idea of baby legwarmers (but I know not all my friends totally understand why I’m obsessed with baby legwarmers, and that’s okay!), and I was totally charmed by the original legwarmers.  Stripes made this a fun little stash busting exercise, and I’m really happy with how they turned out.

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And yes, that is a little yarn wrapped baby hanger! I basically just wrapped some yarn around a plastic baby hanger, since the plastic ones are  super boring, and I like how the yarn just made them seem a little more special.  I was thinking of putting together a quick instructional video for doing it, but it seemed almost too simple. Anyone interested? I won’t be offended if you’re not!

Modification Monday: Hot Pink Heart Fail Cowl

Original Pattern: Heartfail

Knitter Extraordinaire: Kelly (Ravelry ID, blog)

Mods: Changed the hat pattern into a cowl, recharted it, and adjusted the decreases for a sharper heart definition.  Project page with great details and a chart can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: If you click on over to Kelly’s project page, you’ll see just how much thought she really put into this modification, which is amazing- lots of detail and planning went into creating this cushy, cozy cowl and a big thanks to Kelly for keeping such detailed notes so that others can easily follow in her footsteps. The cowl is gorgeous- I love the rich texture, and I think her mods are fantastic.