Oct 7, 2011


...is what Mélie calls fish. She thinks they're great, so I made her one.

She just fell asleep, holding it in her cute, little hand :)

Sep 29, 2011

Eggplant shorties

My phone ate the post! Oh well, here's a picture of Mélie's new nighttime shorties.

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/middle-out-woolies

Sep 23, 2011


I may just have ordered yarn... It fell into my shopping cart, really, I swear!

A Crazy Zauberball in purples for me, and some Rico Cancan in purples for the little troll, so I can make her a tutu!

Sep 22, 2011

Bonnet for a little girl

Nothing beats a bonnet when it comes to keeping the ears warm, and not slide down or up or sideways all the time.

Well, maybe except for a balaclava, but that's a bit much for early fall.

I went a bit overboard with the purple that day (as if, it's not like you can ever have too much purple!)

May 18, 2011


Oops. Looks like I posted about the same socks twice... *sheepish grin*

I lovelovelove these socks!

Pattern: Yarnissima's Spice Kids
Yarn: Socks that Rock in Deck the Halls

Second pair is already halfway done, that should give you an idea of how much I love them.
They fit Mélie perfectly!

May 13, 2011

Pretty socks for a pretty girl

Yarn: Socks That Rock in Deck The Halls (love! It's all squooshy and pretty)
Pattern: Yarnissima's Spice Kids (fits Mélie perfectly! I love the heels, they're proper heels! Not all shallow like many other toddler socks I've tried.)

Adorable chubby baby legs in pretty socks: Priceless.

May 10, 2011

I had

all these plans about how I'd be amazing and post every day, with witty observations, nice pictures, the works!

Then life happened and I forgot.
Sound familiar?

Mélie is going through a growth spurt, and the more she eats, the hungrier I get. I can't keep up, it's crazy.
I'm considering hunting down a bison or something equally big just to keep for light snacks.

Apr 25, 2011


Not really. I'm just trying to make sure A stays asleep, so I'm hiding under a blanket while writing this on my iPhone. This is how I do most of my "internetting" these days, my shiny purple netbook is neglected and sad.

Anyway. I made these socks for Jeff. They're based on "Toe-up socks with a difference" by Wendy D. Johnson, but made in worsted weight yarn, and are obviously larger since man-feet tend to be more demanding size-wise.

Did I do the math? Not at all. I made a half-assed guess based on what my gauge usually is, and winged it from there. They fit, so either I'm a freaking genius, or I'm very, very lucky.

Yarn: Cary's BFL in Cameron, by Three Irish Girls.

Mar 9, 2011

Look how pretty they are!

And it's all in the yarn. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, in Purple Mustang. I love this so much! Very soft too.

Finished these socks last week. Sunrise Socks, by Wendy D. Johnson. Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select in Iris. They're a little bit short, but after having worked on them on and off since December, I just needed to finish them before losing my mind.

Mar 2, 2011

I have a problem!

Which yarn do I use next? They're all so gorgeous!

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Feb 26, 2011


Another finished soaker.
Yes, I do knit other things. I just never have time to finish.

I ran out of yarn again, which is why it has a nifty design feature of two purple stripes.
I swear, of all the soakers I've made, only two of them did not want more yarn than I had. Greedy little buggers.

For my sanity's sake I have decided that I will never knit another soaker unless I have twice as much yarn as needed. Because clearly they're cursed.

Feb 11, 2011

Dear soaker

I hate you.

You don't deserve a skirt.

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Feb 10, 2011

Can't sleep

...so instead I will tell you about the soaker that refuses to let me finish it.
Ok, to be fair it's more about my obsessive tendencies than anything else.
First I ran out of yarn right before the end. I had to use a different color to finish. Of course it drove me nuts. Bright idea: I'll add a skirt to hide that part!
So far so good, right?
Wrong. After having started the skirt, I decided that the wrong color section was way too annoying. I frogged back quite a bit, and made stripes instead. Woo!
Got tired of purling, so went back to working on the skirt. At this point I had circulars dangling from each end of the soaker.
After having knitted on the skirt for a couple of hours, I realized I'd run out of yarn. Again. Frogged, started again with fewer stitches for a less full skirt.

That's where I am now. Halfway done with the skirt, still not done with the decreases on the soaker itself. Purling, you know. Not in the mood.

This thing better be cute when it's done! Despite being in pastel colors, despite not being perfect... Just be cute, please!

At least I got to watch a couple of movies in the process. Terrible, cheesy movies.

Feb 8, 2011

Soakers and longies

are all I have the time to knit these days. I have a large pile of gorgeous sock yarn waiting to become socks, but the little miss comes first.
Not that I'm suffering - knitting with Malabrigo in lovely colors is far from torture! I'd just like to have warm feet soon. I've finished 5 soakers and one pair of longies so far, with one more soaker on the needles.
Of course now A has started getting a rash... I really really hope it's something random and not her diapers. She never had a single rash with her prefolds, so I know it's not the detergent.
I'd still use the prefolds, but they're too small to pin, and I hate using Bummi covers + trifold. Hate. The covers always get wet on the edges around the thighs. Besides, A knows how to remove them, even through her clothes.

I wish I could afford to get her only Fluffymail diapers. They're so wonderfully soft, no irritating seams, and more absorbent than anything I've tried! Doesn't hurt that they're pretty as well :p

Feb 6, 2011

Girly longies

...on a very cute little girl :)

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Jan 22, 2011

3 wool soakers

...with varying success. I'm still figuring out the perfect fit.

#1 (Curly Purly soaker) is made with 4 strands of lace yarn held together - it was the only non-superwash wool I had available at the time. At first I had made the leg cuffs too narrow, so I ripped them out and made a quick crochet fix. Then that wasn't long enough, so I added a bit more later. It looks craptastic, but it works.

#2 (Vanilla soaker - NO GRAFTING <3<3<3) is made with lovely mmmalabrigo. At first the waist was too wide, so I felted it a bit... by tossing it in the dryer. Bad idea, it ended up being too short, leg cuffs too tight, and waist ribbing utterly useless. So I ripped out the cuffs and waist, and redid them in a contrasting color. It's now my favorite night soaker - the felting made it bulletproof!

#3 (punk_knitters soaker, with added short rows) is the last finished one. I started this while waiting for an order of more malabrigo. It's all scrap lace yarn, 4 strands at a time. Super fast knit. I think I need to add a bit around the legs, I can see some diaper poking through if I'm not careful. Even at that, it lasted through the night with no big disasters.
I expected it to be really ugly, but it's actually not so bad. The color changes are completely random.

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Jan 4, 2011

Look what I got!

One of my aunts knitted me these beautiful socks for christmas!



See the little hand in the corner? Yeah, Amelie-Vanille grabbed both socks and ran away with them. She’s got taste!