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The Weekend of Eva

Last weekend Eva turned two.  I am DEVASTATED!  I swear she was just born yesterday!  We started celebrating with trick or treating, then jumped right into an intimate party at home, and topped it all off with the trip to the aquarium the following day for a friend’s birthday party. Last year we had a huge party since it was her first birthday.  This time we just had immediate family members over for pizza and cake.  Our house is way too small to hold a big bash!

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Eva dressed as a koala for her first trick or treating experience.  Daddy was a tree, Mommy was a zookeeper, and Kirsi was a tiny zebra wearing a pink hat.  So cute!  Eva LOVED trick or treating. She toddled away from each house yelling, “CANDY!”  I guess it is pretty exciting when people give you lots of candy.

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Immediately following trick or treating, we rushed home to start partying.  Eva dined on pizza, candy, ice cream, and cake.  She then tore open all of her presents and showed them off to anyone who would marvel at them with her.

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The next day we headed to a birthday party for Eva’s friend, who was born less than a week before her.  The party took place at a semi-local aquarium. The place was definitely geared toward kids.  There was a limited number of exhibits, which is perfect for little ones with short attention spans.  They also had the most “touch” pools I’ve ever seen, four in all.  Three of those four pools were at toddler level.  (Yay for not having to dangle a heavy child over water!)  Eva had a blast and spent most of her time touching sea creatures. 

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All four of us were pretty exhausted after all the excitement.  I’m very much looking forward to vegging out tomorrow!

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Slouchy Belugah Hat – Complete!

I finally have some pictures to share of the Slouchy Belugah Hat I made for my sister-in-law.

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Slouchy Belugah Hat

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Malabrigo Rios in "Candombe"

I used size 6 and 10 needles and Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway. I’m not as in love with this colorway now that it’s knit up and not in hank form. I think I’ll stick to tonals from now on.

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Please note that the above shots were taken just a few minutes ago, about 36 hours after my wisdom tooth extraction. That’s why I have a fat lip and a stupid, puffy smile on my face.  🙂

I wish I could have taken better pictures, but daylight has been waning, and my (reluctant) photographer is only available at night. I think you can get the gist from these, pictures, though.

Raveled here.


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Bright Belugah Slouchy Hat – First Progress Report

I finished my sister-in-law’s Christmas hat yesterday, and I love it so much that I chose to make one for myself. I’m making a few mods this time, namely using size 7 needles instead of size 6 for the brim, and I’m contemplating knitting mine an inch shorter. I’m not totally sold on shortening the length, though.

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I love, love, LOVE this Malabrigo Rios yarn. It is absolutely delightful. So soft, so squishy, so perfect! This hat is being knit in the “Sunset” colorway. I’ve recently developed a taste for bright colors. 🙂

I do have a complaint, though. I’ve encountered one actual knot and FOUR sections of completely unspun yarn that warranted cutting. And as you can see, I’m not very far into the hank. There were even more thick, unspun sections, but I knit them into the hat. The same problem was present in the hank I used for my sister-in-law’s hat, although it was much less severe. I will now be thinking twice before I purchase this yarn again. I have one more hank waiting to become a hat, and I hope it restores my faith in Rios.


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Minion Hats!

Over the past week I made the girls a pair of minion hats to wear this winter.

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I made these with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and a 5.5mm hook. I followed a basic earflap hat patten and added the minion details. They were incredibly quick projects, which is one of the bonuses of using crochet.

I love how these turned out, and I can’t wait for the weather to get cold enough to merit wearing them!

Raveled here.


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Slouchy Belugah Hat – First Progress Report

Christmas knitting is well underway! Today I started knitting a hat for my sister-in-law. I chose Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway, which is a mix of blue, green, yellow, purple, and brown. I’m not a huge fan of variegated yarn, but this colorway piqued my interest, and I was told the recipient likes multicolored stuff.

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The yarn is super soft, and it’s superwash, which is fantastic! I feel bad giving non-knitters things with special laundering instructions. I don’t like saddling unsuspecting people with an object that requires too much work to keep clean. Knitters, however, are fair game. 🙂

A bit of pooling has appeared on the brim, which I loath. I hate pooling. That’s part of the reason I dislike variegated yarns. I hope that the body of the hat breaks up the colors a bit more.