Moby Knit

It's a handmade adventure!


2 Comments

Pool Party at Grammy’s House!

image

Check out this cute bathing suit. 🙂

image

Eva checks out her brand new pool at Grammy's house. It quickly became Eva-approved!

image

Eva was mean and splashed. A lot.

image

image

Eva thought it was HILARIOUS when Grammy squirted Mommy with the cold hose. She even pointed so Grammy could better direct her aim.

image

Eva and Mommy making the same face.

image

Kirsi and Aunt Julie watched Eva swim in the pool.

image

Playing a game on Grammy's Kindle made for the perfect ending to Eva's day of fun.


4 Comments

Eva’s Ruffled Top – Second Progress Report

I’ve finished the raglan portion!

Image

Those purl ridges show where the ruffles will be knit.  I was supposed to knit one more purl ridge, but I forgot.  I’m calling it a design element.  🙂  So far this has been a pretty simple knit – nothing too complicated, just some knits, purls, and yo’s.  I’m already toying with the idea of making Kirsi a matching top in ivory.  Can I stand to make two in a row?  We’ll see.


3 Comments

Eva’s Ruffled Top – First Progress Report

I was very naughty yesterday and put my MIL’s socks on hold so I could start this top for Eva.  My reasoning?  The socks aren’t due until Christmas, but Eva’s top can be used right away.  I probably shouldn’t have cast the socks aside, but at this point, what’s done is done.

I love the look of the ruffled sleeves on this top.  I’m determined to dress Eva in tons of ruffles until she’s old enough to fight me on it.  Right now she seems pretty thrilled with frills, so I’m hoping she’ll love her new shirt.

image

I’m still working on the raglan part, as you can see.  I have 5 more rows to go until it will be joined and knit in the round.  As for the yarn and needles, I’m using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in “Peony” and size 4 needles.  The Comfy Sport seems heavier than sportweight, but that’s not a big deal.  I’d rather the top turn out too big than too small.  Eva can always grown into it!


2 Comments

Felici Socks – Third Progress Report

OH YEAH!  I finished the first sock!

image

Now I’m grappling with whether I should start the next sock off the new ball or what’s leftover from the ball I used to make the first sock.  I’m not attempting to make twin socks, but I’d like the stripe sequence to be uninterrupted.  If I could find the end of the used ball, I’d know if I will have to cut out a bunch of yarn when switching to the second ball.  Unfortunately, that darn end is hidden, so if I start off the used ball, I run the risk of losing quite a bit of yarn.  Decisions, decisions.


4 Comments

Felici Socks – Second Progress Report

Ok.  So that one week deadline may have been a bit ambitious.  I’m making great progress, but I think this will be a Christmas gift and not a birthday gift.  Just to state the obvious, knitting a pair of socks in a week is next to impossible if you’re the mother of a toddler and a baby.

image

I’m knitting the foot to 8.25 inches before starting the toe.  Right now the foot measures 6 inches, so I’m close!  I’m loving these more and more every day.  I think it’s the stripes.  I’m a sucker for stripes.  🙂


2 Comments

Ribbed Toddler Top – Complete!

It’s DONE!

Image

I never want to rib again.  🙂  Stats are as follows:

-Size 4 needles

-Knit Picks Essential in “Jay”

-Followed the pattern exactly except for shortening the length a tiny bit.  (I knit the body to 28cm instead of 30cm after splitting for the sleeves.)

-Used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for the sleeves, and EZ’s Sewn Bind Off for the hem.

I love the look of this top, but I doubt I’ll ever knit another.  Way too tedious.  Here are a few action shots for you to enjoy:

ImageImageImage