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Eva’s Bloomsbury – First Progress Report

A few days ago a started a Bloomsbury for Eva. I’ve had my eye on this sweater for a while. It’s so pretty! I ended up buying both the child and adult patterns so I could make one for myself, too.

I decided to make the 2 year size after measuring Eva’s chest. She’ll be 3 (or almost 3) when she starts wearing it, but her chest measured a bit smaller than the measurement given for the 2 year size.

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Front of Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater

In true Meghan fashion, I was nowhere near getting gauge with the recommended needles, so I went up a size. The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Purple Mystery.” I’m absolutely loving the color.

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Back of Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater

I’m a little afraid that I’m going to mess up the lace. It’s not a hard lace pattern, but I am constantly distracted. At least I only have one patch of lace to keep track of now that I’m working on the body. I hope I don’t lose interest in this pattern by the time I’m finished. I have yarn set aside for matching sweaters for Kirsi and me. Wouldn’t that be cute? 🙂


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Baby Antler Cardigan

Yesterday I finished an Antler Cardigan for our baby-to-be.  It was a really quick knit, and it looks awesome!  This is the 0-6 month size:

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(I didn’t take any pictures of the back, ‘doh!)

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I used Malabrigo Rios in “Teal Feather” and size 6 & 8 needles.  The knitting was finished in 4 days, but it took me an extra 2 days to block it and sew on the buttons.  I went with some neutral gray buttons since we don’t know the sex of the baby yet.

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Antler Cable

I am absolutely in love with Malabrigo Rios.  I bought more to knit a sweater for Eva (which I’ve already started) and a sweater for myself.  I have some stashed, too, for a sweater for Kirsi.  It’s lovely stuff, and aside from those first two hanks I tried last year, I haven’t encountered any more horrible slubs. (Malabrigo replaced those hanks. Yay for great customer service!)

I’ve got the yarn on hand to make a blanket for the new baby, but I’m waiting to see whether it’ll need ruffles or a plain border.  Our anatomy scan is scheduled for June 4th, and I’ve been freaking out while waiting.  I’m an obsessive worrier, and I’m terrified something will be wrong.  I’m hoping for a clean bill of health for the baby, and a sex identification so I can move on to worrying about something else!


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Kirsi’s Chevron Bonnet

Late last night I finished up an adorable bonnet for Kirsi.

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It’s so cute I can’t take it!  I used some stash yarn (yay!) to make it – Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in “Dogwood Heather” and “Grey Heather.”  It didn’t take much, though.  I didn’t even use up half a skein of the gray.

Edited 014The pattern was incredibly well written, and this is definitely a one-day project, for those of you who are interested.  There were a lot of ends to weave in when it was finished, but it was totally worth it!

Edited 033I did modify the pattern slightly.  I single crocheted around the brim instead of slip stitching, and I used a larger hook for the single crochet brim and ties.

A complete list of details can be found on my Rav page!

 


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They’re Back!

After a heartbreaking setback last year (snakes are horrible, horrible creatures), the bluebirds are back and nesting!  Last time I checked, they had laid 5 eggs in the nest box.  At this point, Madam Bluebird is spending oodles of time in the box, so I’m pretty sure she’s incubating, and I don’t want to disturb her.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that nothing gets the eggs or babies this time.

Madam Bluebird prepares to leave the nest box for a snack.

Madam Bluebird prepares to leave the nest box for a snack.

Female Bluebird

Female Bluebird

Unfortunately my camera has very little zoom, so all of my bird pictures are pretty low quality.  I keep trying, though.  One of these days, I’m going to sit outside in a chair somewhere close to the box.  I bet if I’m still, they’ll come around.


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Kirsi’s Blue Owl

Long time no see! Unfortunately, next to no crafting has been happening over here, hence the hiatus.  Last February we found out that we’re expecting Baby #3, and as expected, I wasn’t feeling well enough to craft until a little while ago.  I think I’m ready to get back on the horse, though, and I finished my first project!

Kirsi's Blue Owl!

Kirsi’s Blue Owl!

I have plenty of WIPs, but all of them were making me nauseous (morning sickness is an evil beast), so I decided to make Kirsi a toy owl.  I kind of made the pattern up as I went.  I used some leftover Knit Picks Simply Cotton I had laying around in “Bermuda Heather.”  The white circles are craft store felt glued down with no-sew glue, and the beak is embroidered with embroidery floss.

He’s nice and squishy, and I hope she likes him!