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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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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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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 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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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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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.