Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Knitting, Knitting & More Knitting!

Not much to show but there has been knitting…a LOT of knitting!

I’ve finished extending a Butterfly dress and it’s blocking now.

Another Butterfly Dress size 6-10 is (still) on the needles.

007 I was ready to start the lace the other night and realized I had an error about 4-5 inches back…can you say sick?  UGH!  It was a visible error that had to be corrected. 

One benefit of the larger size skirt is mindless knitting.  You don’t have to focus on any detail patterning, your thoughts can wander, dream & plan. 

009One draw back is it’s plain mindless knitting…14 inches for the skirt before the lace.  While knitting away with a semi solid it’s been difficult to see the progress. Very discouraging.  Never ending.I thought  Evelyn & Isaiah would be in collage before I saw the skirting completed or, so it seemed!  I’ve started placing a simple marker when I stop & start & its made a world of difference!  I’ve about 1 inch to start the lace…the light at the end of the tunnel!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Reid Romper Nearly Done & Fluffy Mail!

A bit of plane knitting for the Etsy shop….

  The Reid Romper is nearly done.  It’s waiting on button bands and cuffs. 

I forgot to order the Tessa Ann buttons until today so I’m setting this one aside to work on customs


Using “Little Trunks Knits”, “Boys of summer on Gaia worsted


Some of the fluffy mail waiting for me when we came home from our ‘Mini” vacation

One of my new to me favorite dyers is Blue Dog Fibers. This is 3.5 oz. “Lucy” on an aran tweed


And “Rain” subtle shades of blues and greens


These will make nice winter longies!

More fluffy mail to photo..and customs to work on…

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On the Needles Now!

A few Mama Updates!

Custom Butterfly Dress size 6-10

Currently waiting on more yarn which, should be in the next day or so.  Once received it will be my main focus until completed! 

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“Faded Jeans” Longies

Color from Blue Dog Fibers a fellow Etsian. This is the 3rd color way I’ve used from them and, the quality of work in each has been consistent in it’s excellence!

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And for stocking a Reid Romper using Little Trunks Knits “Boys Of Summer”

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I’ve yet to decide if it will be short or long sleeve/legged. This will be the 6-9 mo size so it is available for customization!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Butterfly Ride To Wonderland & SMSS Stocking

Custom Butterfly Dress knit with Micsknitz “Alice in Wonderland” on Licorice Twist


Dry and ready for the mail today

Just listed to the Katidids Etsy shop…

SMSS medium Bloomers in Cotton Candy Pink & Chocolate, ready for legs or ribbons


HIp 20
Rise 17
Inseam 3.5

Also listed are Small longies in cream & chocolate Marl

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Hip 16
Rise 14
Inseam 7 inches

Lanolized and ready to ship!

So, who is starting winter wool plans?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stocking and Fluffy Mail!

SMSS Bloomers ready for ribbons or legs!  Soon I’ll be offering  separate legs for bloomers in the Etsy Shop but for now with the summer heat, I’ll be stocking bloomers

Large Bloomers Hip 22, Rise 19.5

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Small Bloomers Hip 17 Rise 15

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I do have set aside enough of each for coordinating legs.

And the fluffy mail!

“Sophia’s Room”  By Woolen Mill St Yarns

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“Ash Tree” by Blissful Knits 8 oz on MMR

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On the needles now

A quick custom update. 

One of 2 Butterfly Dresses (pattern by Little Trunks Knits)

Using Alice in Wonderland By Micsknitz

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I got 3 inches into the skirt last night before my eyes were crossing and I went to bed!

Please excuse the bad  early morning 2nd cup of coffee photo!

Off to start the day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Listing soon, “Tulip Tips” Sun Dress

Raya always comes up with some of the most fun patterns!

The Tulip Tips pattern I’ve had for a while and it’s just now come up on my “to-do” list & I’m wishing I’d gotten to it sooner!

What a fun dress!

12-18 mo sizing Knit with Blissful Knits “Bono” on MMR

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Halter style with

detailed stitching on the bodice

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Back ribbing to grow with your little one!

Adjustable single button closure

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I chose the stand alone soaker option to lengthen the use of the dress.

This would also be adorable used in the fall over a top

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On the needles now are SMSS Bloomers & A Butterfly Dress

Got your wool on?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Testing, Testing!

I love test knitting!  It’s a great way to try out new patterns before they are released.

This is the new combination pattern (still in testing stages) by Sweet Monkey Baby. Offering 3 separate designs,   a basic tank or cap sleeved, halter or polo style.

Using “Secret Garden” by “Wildflower Whimsy” on Lily worsted

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This of course is the tank version in the 12 mo size.  I added a full skirt with 3 Tessa Ann buttons. 

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I think it’s safe to say this pattern will be a hit. Knit simply as a onsie to wear with shorties or longies or using the cute skirt option,  it will expand any wool lovers wardrobe!

I can’t wait for it to be released!