Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Caelum

This jumper was started last winter (I knitted a size slightly larger to give me a bit of time just in case...) so all I had left to do was one sleeve and the buttons which I finally finished off last week.

While I was knitting it the other week Kaiden said, " Mum, I love you because you can knit."  Awwwwww

This is a size four and it still looks a bit big for Kaiden.  And the sleeves are massively long.  The pattern is designed for the sleeves to be worn folded back but they still look too long.  I thought I measured his arms while working on the sleeves but now it is finished I'm wondering if I should reduce the ribbing a bit.  He has such a tiny frame.  

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Caelum is an easy pattern, knitted in the round.  Although while I was finishing it off I was wondering how much wear it will actually get.  The days here have been beautiful and hardly worthy of a high-necked jumper.

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I'm also a bit worried about the 'itchy' factor but my secret weapon lies in some specially-designed and made Ninja turtle buttons.  These were made to match the wool by Ayarina.  You can find her on Etsy.  I would recommend buying from her.  Firstly she knew the wool and made a prototype to show me before making the final versions.  A perfect match! Although when Kaiden put it on he said it was "itchy".  Oh dear, I'm starting to worry. 

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The wool is by Mosiac Moon who I just love.  Not cheap but well wearing and gorgeous colours.  I buy them through the co-ops run on Ravelry.  I may have just purchased some more (but in a different colour combination) from a fellow knitter who was selling off from her stash. 

J is much larger than K was at his age, so I'm anticipating that he'll wear this in the year before he goes to school, so should get a bit more wear and then some. Plus there is all that room in the sleeves!

Pattern: Caelum (search patterns on Ravelry)
Wool: Mosiac Moon

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ruby Milo

Our little boys do lots of things that make me smile.

The other day I was packaging up some baby items which I had sold and K expressed his displeasure, "But Mum you will need this when WE have another baby."

Sorry little guy.  There will not be another baby, little J is it, our family is complete. 

But this got me to wondering - where exactly was this coming from?

And then it dawned on me that recently his best school mate was blessed with a little sister. So perhaps K thought that it would be a good idea/how families are/lots of fun to have another sibling. It's nice though that he would like to have lots of other kids around - like he isn't selfish - he has a giving heart :)

Talking about the little sister, I've only just finished this little set for the little Miss.  It's nice and soft and warm and PINK!  I've made the vest pattern a couple of times before so it was easy to get into and the hat is called the Emergency 1 Day Hat which actually took me longer than one day due to tiredness and silly mistakes.  It makes a cute set! Unfortunately I didn't get a good pic as I had to wrap it for next-day delivery.

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Pattern: Milo by Georgie Hallam
Emergency 1 Day Hat

Yarn: Woolganics