Selfish socks!

image I've knit C several pairs of socks before, but this is my first pair of socks!!! I have happy feet!

so I remember, these are the tools, etc used.

Yarn: Fyberspates Bamboozle, in Foxglove, bought here

needle: Addi Lace, 32" circular US1/2.5mm

ridiculously cute stitch markers, bought from Fripperies and Bibelots, and they make me SO happy! I was excited everytime I got to go past a stitch marker, because they're SO cute! (I bought the minis in stars and hearts, and LOVE them. seriously. go buy some. they're SO CUTE)

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thin enough to wear with my sneakers

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eye of the partridge heel, for pretty durability

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Russian bind off, for stretch

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If you look closely, you can see 2 skyp stitches on the outside of each foot. that's how I differentiate between top and bottom. (this was PRE-supercute-stitch-markers, but I like it)

KCWC: Monster butt Longies

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I'm *still* waiting for my Ottobres, which I want for D, and the Bean has been such a disaster I'm totally unmotivated to sew for her from her sloper. So I'm knitting another pair of longies for Crockett. I'm using the Budgie Bloomers pattern again, but I think I figured out how to make them into monster butts. Hopefully they'll be cute. I haven't decided if I'll put teeth on or not...

Crockett pants

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a pair of wool longies (hopefully a long size 3-6m)...

just because, I knitted the Fibonacci sequence in on one leg.... (starting on the left, with the orange: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and then the cuff...)

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I also drafted out a pair of 3-6m pants, with extra roominess for the cloth diapers, made with flannel Dr Seuss scraps from the back of the pennant quilt.

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I think they'll be cute with a dark blue shirt....

Pre-wash

image Here's the quilt for our baby boy, as designed by me and the Bean.

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C bought me an early birthday present, a walking foot, so this was my first time using it. LOVE.

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here's the back, pieced with scraps.

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here's the oops on the back. just so I don't get a swelled head.

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here's the folded pretty sitting on the porch...

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and the original idea behind both quilts: I cut all these little triangles off as waste from the roof tops when I made this quilt, (Obvi I'm greedier than Angela, as I kept every little bit of these scraps!) and so I sewed them all together, and thought it would make a fun baby quilt, so I ran with it, and now we have 2 matching boy quilts in the house. perfect.

This one measures 50x50 (ish, i'm totally guestimating) and will be for the baby, NOT D.

also for the baby:

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these soon-to-be pants. hopefully done by the end of the week.

 

Penny the penguin (and Peter Pan)

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I read about this Eraser Clay on Remarkably Domestic, and my kiddos love those weird little erasers, so I thought this clay would be fun for them. I made this Peter Pan (with a pink feather, because red isn't an option) at D's request. You can see the crayons in the background for some idea of scale. he's quite small. clearly I need more practice, but he's pretty cute, if I do say so myself. haven't tested the erasing quality yet. but that's ok.

I also made this on tuesday:

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isn't he cute?!?!?! I totally faked it, so he's not perfect, but I'm pretty proud of him. D and I were looking for a "papa present" (usually a coffee mug) for him to give C for xmas, and found these penguin ornaments. he wanted. I balked at the price/weird eyes; so I knit (knitted?)!

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I knit him flat, with leftover yarn scraps, and then sewed him up the back... He measures like 3 inches tall/ maybe 4? clearly I need to go measure him sometime.... but not now.

here he is waving hello to you:

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of course, the problem with having 2 kids is that when you make something for one of  them, the other one wants one too.

so I made an Emperor penguin for the Bean. Now I have notes on how to make them, so I can hopefully make 1 more and post a pattern/tutorial. It's pretty easy, but it takes almost as much sewing as knitting....

OH, and the kiddos are both insisting that THEIR penguin is named Penny, just like the penguin in the Magic Tree House books. I hate uncreative names, but there's no point in arguing. therefore, meet Penny and Penny, the penguins.

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I'm thinking of making a red one and a yellow one for the kiddo's preschool teachers...

both kids slept with them last night. it was totally cute.