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Kirsi’s Frippery

Hello, everyone!  I may have been silent, but I’ve been doing lots of crafting! I’ve been focusing on some child and baby projects.  They’re relatively quick, and you know I love instant gratification.  We’ve all been sick (and still are), but I managed to sneak outside with Kirsi for a few minutes to photograph her new Frippery.  I quickly regretted that decision once we went back inside and discovered that Eva had found a way to entertain herself in our absence.  You see, Eva got a pet fish (Frank) a couple weeks ago.  She was told NOT to feed him without Mommy or Daddy present.  She must have thought that was just a suggestion, because she fed Frank an entire bottle of pellets while we were outside.  There was more food than water in Frank’s tank.  Needless to say I banished the kids to the porch while I performed an emergency cleaning.  Now Frank’s tank is cloudy because the cleaning messed with his biological filter.  I’m more than a little upset.  I need to stop talking about this.

Anyway, I did get some cute pictures of Kirsi in her top.  The color really compliments her complexion and eyes.  The yarn was a birthday gift from my friend, Kristin.  Usually I shy away from variegated yarns, but this colorway worked.

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035The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Lotus.” I knit the 4 year size with size 6 needles. I want her to be able to wear this for a couple of years.  Right now it looks like an oversized tunic, which is cute.

011020028015I took a lot of pictures, mainly because she was rocking that top. I wish I looked that cute in my knits!

I did find a couple of errors in the pattern.  They are listed in my project notes. I contacted the designer a while back to let her know, but she never responded, and as of this post, no updated version has been released.  Besides the errors, it was an easy knit. I bet Eva will be asking for one in blue (of course) very soon!

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Eva’s Bloomsbury – Complete!

I have been trying really, really hard to get some good pictures of this sweater.  Unfortunately, a combination of the weather and my toddler model has not allowed that to happen.  Maybe this fall I’ll be able to get better pictures!

Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater from the back.

Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater from the back.

Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater from the front.

Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater from the front.

Close-up of the lace pattern on the sleeves.

Close-up of the lace pattern on the sleeves.

This lovely little sweater was knit from the Bloomsbury Kids pattern.  I knit the two year size, even though Eva will be around 3 when she starts wearing it.  She’s pretty petite, and judging by the following pictures, I think I made the right decision.

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

Back of Eva's Bloomsbury Sweater

Back of Eva’s Bloomsbury Sweater

I used less than two hanks of Malabrigo Rios in “Purple Mystery.”  Love the yarn, love the color.  I went up a needle size to size 10 for the body of the sweater.  I used 9’s for the ribbing.  I’m not a fan of the loose ribbing, but I’ve grown to accept it.

Eva thinks her new sweater is wonderful, and every time she sees me knitting, she asks me if I’m making her another sweater. 🙂  I hope she’s just as enthusiastic about it come fall!

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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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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Third Progress Report

I haven’t had much time to knit lately, so I’m still working on the body.

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The whole thing measures 10 inches.  I need to knit to 14.5 inches before starting the bottom ribbing.  Hopefully I’ll be able to make some progress once Kirsi gets past her I-must-be-attached-to-a-boob-24/7 phase.  I guess she’s having a growth spurt!


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Eva’s Ruffled Top – Second Progress Report

I’ve finished the raglan portion!

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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.


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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.

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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!


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Ribbed Toddler Top – Complete!

It’s DONE!

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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:

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