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Elsa Coat

Last year I picked up some blue Wool of the Andes Bulky from Knit Picks during their annual Cyber Monday sale. It was dirt cheap and just the right color for a little coat I was wanting to make.  My three year old, Eva, is obsessed with Elsa from Frozen.  In addition, her favorite color is blue.  Coincidence? I think not.  I offered to make her an Elsa coat with the blue yarn and showed her this pattern.  She was thrilled, of course, so I got to work.

003 004 009 022Eva managed to get a little bit of use out of it before the weather got really warm.  I made it in a bigger size so that she can wear it next year, too.  It was a really easy knit, and I wouldn’t mind doing it again.  I was afraid the wool would be too scratchy for her, but she didn’t seem to mind.  Either she’s not as sensitive as I am, or the Elsa factor outweighed the itchiness.

The project and all of its details are Raveled here.

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Miss Kirsi – Complete!

The final Christmas piece has been finished!  I can’t believe I knitted two sweaters, two fingering weight dresses, and a vest in time for Christmas!  I already bought the girls’ Easter outfits.  I’m not outfitting three kids again for a very, very long time.

005Kirsi’s Miss Daisy is blocked, buttoned, and ready for action!  Everything is the same as Eva’s aside from the size.  This one is the two year old size.  I hope to get pictures of all of the kids modeling their Christmas outfits as soon as I pick up a pair of pants for Ronan and some blouses for the girls.

Extra details can be found here.


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Baby Sophisticate Cardigan – Complete!

Last night I put the finishing touches on this little cardigan that I made for my cousin’s soon to be baby.  She’s waiting until the birth to find out the sex of her baby, so I went with a gender neutral pattern and color.

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

I knit the 6-12 month size, but added more raglan increases since my gauge was off.  The pattern calls for 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches.  I was getting 18.5 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches.

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo.”  I used about 1.2 hanks to complete the sweater.  I’m using the rest to make a matching hat.

Swirly Buttons!

Swirly Buttons!

I hope this sweater fits the baby come fall!  He/she is due in August, so I was aiming for something that’ll fit when the baby is past the newborn stage.

Raveled here.


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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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2014 Ravellenic Sweater Progress Report #1

I have been knitting furiously since the Olympics began. I’ve even been giving up sleep to knit. Unfortunately, my efforts have not been rewarded. I am so far behind.

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I’m about 3 inches past the yoke. That yoke, by far, was the biggest I’ve ever knit. I’m accustomed to knit baby sweaters, which have tiny yokes in comparison.

The good news is that it fits. I made Kai try it on last night. It looks like it’s going to fit with just the right amount of ease. 🙂

I’m going to keep forging ahead, but I’m losing hope with each passing day. I need a miracle!


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Let the Games Begin!

Today marks the start of the 2014 Ravellenics.  This is the first time that I’m “competing,” and I’ve chose Emilien as my project.  I’m using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (bought during their Cyber Monday sale) in “Gosling” and “Baltic Heather.”

Edited 026After some debate, I’ve decided to knit the 40″ size.  I measured Kai, and he’s 40″ around the chest.  The pattern is supposedly meant to be knit with no ease, so I’m hoping I’ve made the right decision.  I did swatch, and I’ll be using size 8 needles for the body, size 9 for the sleeves, and size 7 for the ribbing.

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I’m super excited to get started!  Wish me luck as I attempt to make an entire man-sized sweater and install a zipper all before the end of the Olympics!


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Braided Cable Cardigan – Complete!

I got a chance this evening to sew the buttons to Eva’s sweater. The Celtic knot buttons that I wanted to use fit perfectly, thank goodness. 🙂

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Locking stitch makers have made my life so much easier. I don’t know why I waited forever to buy some.

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Can I just say that I love, love, LOVE this sweater?! Isn’t it the cutest thing ever? 🙂

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I’m not a huge fan of this type of collar, but I think it works for this piece. I hope it lays flat when worn. I wouldn’t want Eva to be mistaken for one of those “popped collar” folks.

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The stats on this one are as follows:
*1.9 hanks Knit Picks Swish Tonal in “Blue Violet”
*Size 6, 7, and 8 needles
*Modified sleeves to make them short

More details can be found on my Rav page.

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This sweater came out a little big (imagine that!), so Eva will get lots of wear out of it. I haven’t forced her to try it on, yet, because the temperature has been in the 90’s. It’s supposed to cool down this weekend, though, so maybe we’ll try then.