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Ronan’s Football Outfit

On a whim, my sister-in-law and I decided that Ronan needed to be dressed up in a little football outfit and photographed in those delightful newborn poses you see from professional photographers.  I did a little research on Ravelry and found two patterns to modify.  Both pieces were made with Malabrigo Rios in “Coco” and “Natural.”  First, the hat:

Ronan's Football Hat

Ronan’s Football Hat

I made a ton of modifications to this pattern.  All of them can be found here.  I (poorly) embroidered some laces on the hat to make it look more authentic.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

The soaker got some laces, too:

Front of Ronan's football soaker.

Front of Ronan’s football soaker.

Back of Ronan's football soaker.

Back of Ronan’s football soaker.

098The details on the soaker can be found here.

The photo shoot went incredibly well, considering I was behind the camera.  It would have been easier to pull off had I had full use of my knee, but I did what I could.  My sister-in-law did a fantastic job posing him, holding up backgrounds, and slipping him his pacifier when needed.  Ronan did not behave.  He was crying, grimacing, and/or covering his face for most of the shoot.  Don’t let these shots fool you!

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This is by far my favorite. 🙂

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Look at that serene baby!

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Ronan and Daddy!

Ronan and Daddy!

I’m looking forward to doing a shoot with the girls once the weather cooperates.  It’s been rainy for the past two days, and we’re expecting more tomorrow.  Maybe I can get some shots of them in their Christmas outfits!

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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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Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Complete!

Three out of five Christmas outfit pieces are complete!

Ronan's Christmas Vest - Front

Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Front

This adorable little vest was knit with size 4 and 5 needles and in Malabrigo Rios in “Ravelry Red.”  I followed the instructions for the 6 month size (the smallest size available), but I used smaller needles so the vest would turn out a smaller size.  Ronan will be less than 3 months old come Christmas time, and he’s not exactly a large baby.

Ronan's Christmas Vest - Back

Ronan’s Christmas Vest – Back

The chest measures 13 inches unstretched.  The design is very giving, so it should last him through the winter.  This was an incredibly quick project, and although I hate seaming, I didn’t mind the two small seams on this garment.  I got to brush up on my seaming skills, which isn’t a bad thing.  (I sure needed it!)

I chose to use two Scottie dog buttons to close the shoulder.  I’ve had them in my button stash for many, many years.  I’m so glad I was finally able to use them!

Raveled here.


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Kirsi’s Winter Hat – Complete!

I did it!  Eva and Kirsi have matching winter hats! Well, except for the color, that is.

Edited 019Edited 024I used the same pattern and made Kirsi’s a tad smaller than Eva’s. Kirsi refused to model it for me, so Eva stepped in.  I can always count on her to get in front of the camera.

I hope Kirsi warms up to it over the next month.  If she doesn’t, Eva will end up with two winter hats, which I sure she won’t mind. 🙂


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Eva’s Christmas Dress – Complete!

I finally finished Eva’s Christmas Dress.  The knitting has been done for a while, but Ronan’s birth and a knee injury forced me to put off the blocking/buttoning/photographing process.  I managed to sneak outside for a few minutes today to take some pictures, so I’m feeling pretty darn accomplished. 🙂

Edited 005Edited 006Edited 018I made a number of modifications, all of which are listed on my Ravelry project page.  I did find an error in the pattern, which I addressed in my project notes.

For this lovely dress I used Malabrigo Sock in “Ivy” and size 6 and 4 needles.  As usual, my gauge was way off, but I think the dress will fit Eva without issue.  I haven’t made her try it on, yet, so I can’t say for sure.

I used three “diamond” buttons on the front, which I think makes the dress appropriate for both Christmas and everyday wear.  Eva wanted me to put ladybug buttons on it, but we compromised, and I’ll be adorning her winter hat with ladybug buttons shortly. 🙂


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Eva’s Christmas Dress – First Progress Report

In keeping with my goal of finishing three Christmas outfits for the kids this year, I’ve been diligently working on Eva’s Christmas dress. After much debate (and a false start with another poorly written pattern), I settled on this pattern. Much like Kirsi’s dress, this one has a huge skirt, too, which is taking forever to knit. It’s nice, mindless knitting, though. 🙂

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Front of Eva's Christmas Dress

I’m using Malabrigo Sock in “Ivy” and size 6 needles. (The neck and button bands were done with size 4 needles.) I hope I have some yarn left over once the dress is done to make Kirsi a hat like Eva’s. I love matchy-matchy!

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Back of Eva's Christmas Dress

I have no idea how long this thing will take to finish, but I can tell you that I’m very much looking forward to working with worsted weight again. 😀


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Eva’s Winter Hat

I completed the finishing touches on Eva’s Winter Hat this morning!

Eva's Winter Hat

Eva’s Winter Hat

I managed to make that pom pom with two toddlers climbing on me.  Huzzah!

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Eva seems to like her new hat.  She took it from my immediately and started wearing it.  She’s kind of obsessed with the pom pom.

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I used the same yarn as I did for Kirsi’s Christmas Dress (Malabrigo Sock in “Boticelli”) and 3.25mm needles.  I modified the pattern a bit since Eva is exiting toddlerhood, and I wanted to make sure the hat was big enough.  I guess I succeeded because it’s got just the right amount of slouch.

I think it would be super cute to make Kirsi a matching hat with the leftover yarn from Eva’s Christmas dress (whenever I finish it).  Do I have the time and the will to make another?