Sunday, May 24, 2009

Austin's Bunny

My parents are visiting from WI this week and my mom brought the book Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding as a little gift. She especially loved the stuffed rabbit pattern. While she's here, I thought I’d quick knit one up for her to take back to WI to give to my sister, who is expecting a new baby around September 1st. This is an extremely easy pattern, but it is knit flat and then sewn up, which seems kind of unnecessary to me. I chose to knit it in the round instead. That’s a time-saver! There's no increasing or decreasing, and this results in a less-than-elegant bunny. But it is a sweet little toy, none-the-less. I hope my new nephew will like it :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Wrenna, Wrenna, how do I love thee?
Enough to post a gazillion pictures, apparently.
I really am in love with this fo. Misti Alpaca is soft as soft can be. And would you believe it, it took less than 250 yards to knit this sweater! That's the magic of chunky yarn and size 17 needles. If I wasn't the working mom of a 2 year old, this would have been an easy weekend project. But even with my hustle and bustle life, it still only took a week. That's as close to instant gratification in the knitting realm as I get these days. I'll take it! I'm making a hat with the remaining alpaca yarn, as I barely broke into the third skein for Wrenna. Then, it's on to 2 socks on 2 circs for dh. That'll be quite a switch after working in such a large gauge!

Here's one of my Mother's day shots with Silas, and another bonus Wrenna picture ends the post...