Thursday, April 15

brown baby Jane

Thank you for your well wishes on Baby Jane! Baby Jane got another sweater last week.

baby jane brown cardi

Pattern: raglan sleeve easy baby sweater (pattern here but I just went there and it seems to be a reported attack site now? so maybe enter at your own risk, yikes!; see mods on my ravelry page)

Yarn: less than one skein berroco comfort in brown

baby jane brown cardi
baby jane's pile
Baby Jane's pile of handmades is getting larger. I didn't craft too much for Lills as a baby especially because I had never attempted any crochet projects or a non rectangle knitted project, so I think I have every right to go baby crazy now.

Jenni: Gregg, what do you think of Jane's new sweater? (jumping up and down!)
Gregg: another sweater? really? You know she will be here in August right? It is really hot in August.
Jenni: But this one has short sleeves. Besides they all won't fit right away, some are for the fall. Plus, babies in sweaters = CUTE!
Gregg: well maybe you should stop now.
Jenni: too late...look how cute this next one is going to be!!!

feather and fan cardi

So I keep going back and forth on the best way to sew buttons on a knitted or crochet project. I was trying to use the same yarn I knitted with but sometimes that is too think to get through the buttonholes more than once so lately I have been using embroidery floss that matches the buttons or project, what do you use?

Button shopping for this new blue sweater will have to wait though because Lilly and I are off to California on Monday! Yay! my sister! Disneyland! old friends! jiggity jig!

Monday, April 5

wondering, if she will like it

may baby sweater

I made a sweater for a certain baby girl. (great pattern (ravelry link to pattern) too, my first sweater pattern that I have worked in the round from the bottom up)

I also added some yellow buttons to the baby sophisticate, made quite some time ago will now be for that same little girl. I got that little sunny one piece to go with it.
baby sophisticate

This little onesie got embellished recently. I like it with the new sweater.
may baby sweater

I sure hope Baby Jane likes them. She is coming in August, I guess we will just have to wait to ask her then!
baby sophisticate

ps. This is Lilly's favorite outfit so far for Jane.
April 055

pss. Let the baby Jane crafting begin!

Friday, April 2

Easter things

Thank you for all you nice words on my clapotis! I have worn it everyday even in 70 degree sunnyness because well I just love it!

We have been working on a few Easter projects.
yarn bird's nest
Lilly made this bird's nest (idea here) for our table top! (that springy table topper was made by my mom, it's her favorite new table topper pattern, I think I have 3 now all for different holidays!)
yarn bird's nest

easter peep bunting
I had to make some Peeps bunting from Made. I really don't like to eat Peeps but that bunting kills me!
easter peep bunting

I absolutely loved LollyChops Wall of Flowers week. I have made a bunch of the flowers trying to do something fun in a frame with them but for now butterfly earrings! Such an easy crochet butterfly pattern, I made these for my co-workers birthday who actually asked me awhile back if I could make rainbow butterflies, thanks to LollyChops and her mom, I can now! I used a multi-color crochet thread size 10.
crochet butterfly earrings

I hope you have a wonderful springy weekend. It is supposed to be the 80s here! Here's to popsicles, sun, and easter candy!