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maya lacey’s invisible baby set

Hmm…I can’t seem to find the photos for this project.  I’ll have to keep looking.  In the meantime, in the interest of posterity…

This was another matching set of sweater and bunny.  I wanted to make a warmer sweater because the baby was due in December, so I used some Decor from my stash.  I wanted to make the sweater in Aran, but realized after a bit that I wouldn’t have enough.  So I decided to stripe it Fibonacci-style with the Pale Country Pink (of which I have a ton).  It soon turned out that I didn’t have enough even for that, and had to pull out some Winter White- which in real life looks really similar to Aran.  In fact, by separating them with the pink stripes, I don’t think anyone would ever know I used two different colors.

Pattern:  Child’s Placket Neck Pullover (Ravelry link)

Size:  0-6m

Yarn:  scraps of Patons Decor in Aran #1602, Winter White #01614 and Pale Country Pink #1645

Needles: 4.5 mm

Notions: none

Dates:  September 8 – 21 2009

Modifications:  added my usual 2 or so inches to the body, because I find it is much too short otherwise.

The bunny was also striped with the Fibonacci sequence of colors, but I didn’t end up using any Aran ‘cus I’d finished it in the sweater.

Pattern:  Bunny (Ravelry link)

Size:  Mama (medium)

Yarn:  Patons Decor in Winter White #01614 and Pale Country Pink #1645

Needles: 4.5 mm

Notions: stuffing

Dates:  September 21 – ? 2009

Modifications:  none

As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook (sans photos) here (sweater) and here (bunny).


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Baby Enabler’s Baby Set

Last year the lovely Kate-the-Enabler had an equally lovely daughter (I imagine, though I haven’t met the wee one myself).  I always look forwards to the chance to knit with girlie colors, and made her this little set to welcome her new baby.

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Pattern:  Child’s Placket Neck Pullover (Ravelry link)

Size:  0-6m

Yarn:  about 2/3 ball Dyed in the Wool Handmade Fingering Sock Mediumweight, 100% Superwash merino, 115g/4oz, 345m/378y, color Heartache

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Needles: 4.5 mm

Notions: none

Dates:  August 19 – 28 2009

Modifications:  added my usual 2 or so inches to the body, because I find it is much too short otherwise.

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Pattern:  Bunny (Ravelry link)

Size:  large

Yarn:  about 1/3 ball Dyed in the Wool Handmade Fingering Sock Mediumweight, 100% Superwash merino, 115g/4oz, 345m/378y, color Heartache

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Needles: 2.5 mm

Notions: stuffing

Dates:  August 30 – September 3 2009

Modifications:  none

As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook here (sweater) and here (bunny).


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lazy sunday- NOT

Isn’t he cute? Here’s Jakob in the Child’s Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. He’s wearing it with the same shorts from his bris outfit that were swimming on him then!

But I’ll get back to that later.

Yannick and I spent a good part of the morning cleaning the house, then we went to do a few errands. I wanted to get Jakob some links (plastic toy chains) so we can work on his “grabbing”, so we stopped at Babies R Us. We then went over to Fairview but they didn’t have the household items we were looking for. They did have the same yummy ice cream I had yesterday though! (Bad diet move Jennifer!)

After Fairview we went to see Yannick’s cousins and their daughter, then stopped to pick up some photos and groceries at Loblaws. Jakob was so exhausted by that point- he’d hardly slept more than an hour all combined throughout the day. We finally got home around 5:15 and my brother Mike came by to help Yannick move some furniture. Don’t think we were able to settle in and rest though- no sooner had we finished eating supper then I had to feed Jakob and we had to leave for cake and coffee at a family member’s house for my great-aunt’s 75th birthday party.

And that’s where the sweater comes in. 🙂

It has been a bit cool at night lately so I decided to put Jakob in the sweater before he grew too big to wear it. I love it on him! He has no neck in it, but I don’t care. I think he looks adorable. The sweater was so easy and fast to make…I can’t wait to make a whole bunch more in other colors. The only thing I would change would be to add an extra 2 inches (or more) to the length. I had to keep pulling it down so he wouldn’t have his belly button exposed. Other wise it was a hit and I love it!

It was fun getting to see my dad’s side of the family tonight. I’m glad we were able to go…we were invited last minute (the adults were all invited but the “kids” were added later…Yannick and I being “kids” in this case) and it was really nice to see everyone. Robyn was there with Sean and I can’t believe how much he’s growing and developing! He was crawling! I swear this kid couldn’t crawl the last time I saw him, and that was only about two weeks ago at Hairspray! I hadn’t seen Robyn since then either so I was able to give her the $ for her sock club that I joined. Oh- I forgot to make a link for this earlier…Robyn opened up an online knitting store called Robyn’s Nest! Go check her out and shop ’til you drop! I love the mini sock blocker kits, and I can’t wait to see September’s yarn for the sock yarn club.

(To be fair, I also just realized that I never put a link for Ariadne Knits, the online knitting store run by two of our Montreal Knits members, Molly Ann and Mary. If you shop there please check out Jennie’s knitted toy patterns, they are just too cute and I’m so proud of her! When she makes it big as a toy designer, I can say “I knew her when…”. (Can I also brag and say that I know Veronik Avery, Mona Schmidt and Kate Gilbert?) I’ll shut up now. 🙂

One last photo of our big boy for the night. *sigh* What a cutie. I know, I’m biased, but I’m so terribly in love with this child.

Ok, enough gushing. I need sleep. I also need to knit. I think if I do one tonight I’ll get the other one done tomorrow.


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FO: Child’s Placket Neck Pullover

Well…it didn’t take me 4-6 hours.

It took 12 hours. But still…12 hours to a finished object is NOT bad. Plus there is a delay of at least 2 hours that was my fault for using the wrong needles. I had the correct size, but couldn’t find my 4mm dpns and one of my circs was twisted and I had to keep bunching it up each round, making each row go reeeaaalllyy slow.

So voila- a completed summer sweater in a weekend. Le front.

Le back.

Le front again. This is my favorite way to put it. There are supposed to be buttons but I like it better like this.

Project Specs:
Pattern:
Child’s Placket Neck Pullover
Location: Last Minute Knitted Gifts and errata for it found Mona). 50% cotton/50% acrylic

Needles: 4mm

Cast On to Bind Off: April 28 – May 1 (12 hours total knitting time)

Would I knit this again: Yup- already planning on it!

p.s. if anyone can tell me why Blogger let me hit enter and get a single space and now (as of “needles”, clearly) forces a double space, I’d really appreciate it. One of Blogger’s stupid quirks.


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FO: Child’s Placket Neck Pullover

Well…it didn’t take me 4-6 hours.

It took 12 hours. But still…12 hours to a finished object is NOT bad. Plus there is a delay of at least 2 hours that was my fault for using the wrong needles. I had the correct size, but couldn’t find my 4mm dpns and one of my circs was twisted and I had to keep bunching it up each round, making each row go reeeaaalllyy slow.

So voila- a completed summer sweater in a weekend. Le front.

Le back.

Le front again. This is my favorite way to put it. There are supposed to be buttons but I like it better like this.

Project Specs:
Pattern:
Child’s Placket Neck Pullover
Location: Last Minute Knitted Gifts and errata for it found Mona). 50% cotton/50% acrylic

Needles: 4mm

Cast On to Bind Off: April 28 – May 1 (12 hours total knitting time)

Would I knit this again: Yup- already planning on it!

p.s. if anyone can tell me why Blogger let me hit enter and get a single space and now (as of “needles”, clearly) forces a double space, I’d really appreciate it. One of Blogger’s stupid quirks.


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because I have nothing better to do


First off, here’s a shot of my 9 months pregnant belly. I’d show you one with the belly actually exposed, but I haven’t figured out how to erase the stretch marks. 😉

Yannick’s working all weekend again. My plan for the night? A cone of yarn, a swatch, and a pattern book that has a 4-to-6 hour pattern. Think I can do it?