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Easter Sunday – Eva Style

Eva was quite busy celebrating the Easter holiday this weekend.  First she spent some time at Gwanny and Pop Pop’s where she hunted Easter eggs, colored on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk, and had a delicious Easter lunch.  Then she headed to Grammy’s house where she was treated to a delicious Easter dinner, dessert, and FINGERPAINTING.  Grammy had actual fingerpaints (not the homemade kind), so they were much bolder and brighter than the paints Eva is accustomed to using.

Things started off pretty well.

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Eva kept her painting to the paper (and occasionally the table).  After a little instruction from Uncle Jon, she expertly mixed her paints into a big brown puddle.

Then, she did this:

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Painting the belly!

Of course, Grammy the Elder helped Eva discover pretty much every bit of unpainted skin on her body.  A subsequent bath and a bit of scrubbing turned Eva from a reddish-brown creature into a little girl again.  The paints didn’t stain her skin at all, which was GREAT!

All that activity tuckered out little Eva.  She was so tired, that she did some coloring while laying on her back!

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Tomorrow will be a much calmer day, thank goodness, and I’m looking forward to watching Eva play with all the presents the Easter Bunny brought her!


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Striped Baby Socks – Complete!

After waiting a couple months, I finally ordered the rest of the yarn needed to complete this little pair of socks:

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Striped Baby Socks!

When I first started them, I was so proud of myself because I was “stash busting.”  It didn’t take long for me to realize that I didn’t have enough yarn to finish the second sock.  (I was originally working with a partial skein left over from Eva’s Gnome Hat.)  I put the socks in hibernation since I wasn’t ready to make a large purchase, and I wasn’t about to pay shipping for one skein, either.  🙂  When the time came, I ended up ordering two more skeins of this particular yarn (Knit Picks Felici Fingering in “Mixed Berries”) so that sometime in the future, I can make myself a matching pair of socks, too.

I used this pattern and size 2.5mm dpns.  I modified the pattern to make the socks a little larger since Eva has big feet.  I cast on 40 stitches and knit a 5 inch foot.  Since it’s the middle of the night, I haven’t had the chance to force Eva to wear them, so I don’t know if they fit.  We’ll find out tomorrow, I’m sure.

More details can be found on my Rav page for those who are interested.


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Little Sister Tunic – Complete!

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve changed the Little Sister Dress into a Little Sister Tunic.  Unfortunately, I did not have nearly enough yarn to complete a dress.  😦  I used almost every bit of the 420 yards of Debbie Bliss Bella that I had.

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Little Sister Tunic

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Pearl Buttons!

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Close-up of ridges on the yoke.

 

This top measures 11.5 inches across the chest (23 inches around) and 14.5 inches from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem.  According to my research, this makes the top a size 4T.  Yep, no one will be wearing this for a long time.

For those interested, I used size 4 needles and 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Bella in color 16011.  If you’d like to see all of the details regarding this project, visit my Rav page!


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Birthday Yarn!

Look what I got in the mail today!  🙂

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Yep!  That would be a BUTTLOAD of yarn!  At the suggestion of Kai, who had no idea what he was getting himself into, I put in an order at Jimmy Beans and an order at Knit Picks.  I quickly photographed everything and added it to my Ravelry stash for accurate record keeping.  I’ll be ziploc-ing these beauties at a later time when Eva is not present.  She loves to tangle yarn. 

  Included in this haul are:

  • Cascade Pima Silk
  • Cascade 220 Superwash
  • Sweetgeorgia Tough Love Sock
  • Shibui Staccato
  • Knit Picks Felici Fingering
  • Knit Picks Stroll Sport

Surprisingly, I have projects planned for all of it.  🙂  I also ordered some tools (including larger sock blockers), but I didn’t photograph them since they’re kind of boring compared to the yarn.

I’m so excited, I don’t know what to start next!

 


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Little Sister Dress – Fifth Progress Report

Ok, I’m getting really tired of this project.  I’m sooo ready to be done.

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I’m almost finished the third ball of yarn.  I might have to shorten the dress a bit since I only have four balls.  I don’t think that’ll be a problem, though, as I was planning on pairing it with tights or leggings.  I’m pretty sure Eva will wear this dress before the new baby, and it won’t fit her until at least winter (Yes, it’s that big.), so she’ll need something on her legs.

Anyway, it’s still really cute, short or long, big or small!  🙂


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Eva’s Easter Photo Shoot

Yesterday Eva and I took a trip to my cousin’s house to have her picture taken.  Since Easter is right around the corner, we thought an Easter-themed photo shoot would be appropriate.  Eva acted like a complete diva, of course, but Moira managed to get a bunch of really great shots.

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I wish I could share them all, but I think that would be a little excessive.  🙂  I can’t wait to add these to Eva’s photo album! 


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Little Sister Dress – Fourth Progress Report

After ignoring any and all forms of knitting for the past two days, I picked the Little Sister Dress back up and made some progress.

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As you can see, I bound off the sleeves and started working on the skirt.  I also wove in about a million ends because they were getting in the way.  (By the way, it’s really annoying when a 105 yard ball of yarn has knots – especially an expensive 105 yard ball of yarn.)  As I look at the bodice of this dress, I’m realizing that it’s bigger than I ever could have anticipated.  In fact, I think it’s too big to fit Eva!  The new baby will have to be GIANT to fit in this thing by next winter!


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Little Sister Dress – Third Progress Report

I didn’t get the chance to do as much work as I would have liked on the Little Sister Dress over the weekend due to Eva’s very busy schedule.  She spent the better part of two days visiting her grammy.  🙂  All that dancing, eating, coloring, and playing sure tuckered her out.  I have a feeling she’ll be spending most of tomorrow recovering.

I managed to get through most of the yoke, though.  I’m on the last repeat, and once that’s done, I’ll be binding off the sleeve stitches.  Boy will I be happy to see them go!  This thing is huge!

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Right now I’m magic looping it on a 60″ cable.  I’m hoping that once the sleeve stitches go, it’ll fit on one of my shorter cables so I can knit uninterrupted.  I’m also hoping I’ll be able to pick up speed while working on the skirt portion.  I’ve got a lot of little clothes to knock out in a short amount of time!


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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

This is a project I finished months ago, but I never got around to blogging about it because I felt so crappy.  (Yes, I took on a project during the worst of my morning sickness.  I’m hardcore like that.)  The blanket is for a friend of the family.  It should have taken a month or less to finish, but due to my “condition,” it took me three and a half months.

(I was really hasty when taking pictures since I’m in a rush to deliver the blanket.  I have no idea why I waited until the last minute to photograph it.)

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket

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I just LOVE the pretty ribbon!

 

I crocheted this blanket with a J hook and 6 skeins of Knit Picks Simply Cotton in “Marshmallow.”  After washing and drying (both by machine), the blanket measured 29″ x 26.5″.  I really like how it turned out, and if crochet didn’t give me carpal tunnel, I’d be tempted to make another.  I especially love the ribbon detail.  I’m a sucker for frills.  🙂


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Beautiful Dreamer

Today Eva woke up much later in the morning than she usually does (8:45am as opposed to 6:45am), so she didn’t take a nap before going to lunch at her grammy’s workplace.  While there, she didn’t seem at all tired or worn out, but she must have been because she fell asleep on the ride home.  She didn’t even wake up when I brought her inside and took off her boots!

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I laid her in her crib and semi-removed her coat so she wouldn’t overheat.  Little Eva spent the next two hours snoozing peacefully.  She woke up once in a panic, and I assume that was because she had no idea how she got from lunch to her crib.  The situation was quickly rectified with a sucky, her sleepy puppy, and her musical seahorse. 

I just love watching my baby sleep.  🙂