Monday, January 31, 2011

It's amazing how busy life can be with a toddler. Yep I said Toddler, the Llama is walking like crazy, and it's a full time job keeping up with him.

I've managed to squeeze in quite a bit of knitting and sewing during naps and while wearing him, but I never seem to be able to find a moment to sit down and write a blog post, when I have a free moment I usually would rather be relaxing and knitting rather than typing, but I'm making an effort to get a post our today since I have such a backlog of things to write about.

I finally got around to sewing the last buttons on the Llama's baby surprise jacket, which I finished months ago. Thankfully it still fins him, and will for a while; all I will need to do is lengthen the sleeves occasionally, which should be no problem since I still have some yarn leftover.

tommys green bsj finished 01-26-11 0

tommys green bsj finished 01-26-11 1

tommys green bsj finished 01-26-11 2

the Llama outgrew the hat his grandmother made him, so I had to make another.

tommys pixie 12-27-10 hat

Stella pixie hat
Lion brand wool ease
US Size 6 (4mm) needles

tommys pixie 12-27-10 1

tommys pixie 12-27-10 2

tommys pixie 12-27-10 3

The original pattern called for a normal cast on with a thin neck band sewn on later, but I wanted something that would cover his neck while we were out walking. I did a provisional cast on and then once the min hat was finished I picked up the bottom stitches, knit a few rows, then cast on 8 more stitches and joined it in the round and ribbed for 2 more inches. I threw in a few short rows along the front for a bit more coverage.

It works beautifully and is so stretchy that it will probably fit him next year too, and he looks so adorable!

goin walkies 01-01-11 pixie

I also knit him a pair of socks, he was outgrowing his old socks, and they were all cotton anyways and I wanted him to have something warmer for the wintertime.

tommys stripey sox 12-27-10

It's just my usually sock patter sized way down. They keep his feet warm, but as little ones are known to do, he keeps pulling them off. I need to make some more, he's already beginning to outgrow them.

tommys stripey sox  on 12-27-10 2

tommys stripey sox  on 12-27-10 1

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