Friday, August 31

knitted friends

This spring and summer, I worked on making each kiddo a knitted friend.  Lilly picked out her pattern and colors and helped me decide on what Jane and Will would like.  Currently, no one seems to like any of their knitted friends but I sure liked making them anyway!

"PollyBell" for Lilly from the book Knitted Toys, rav notes here

a cat monster for Jane from the book Big Book of Knitted Monsters, rav notes here
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and a monster for Will, rav notes here.  I am using his monster in his monthly pictures so we can compare his size in each one, although maybe the monster should be closer to him instead of above him.
Will's monster

Look what I made...

a baby!  Will arrived on May 30th 2012!

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He has been here for 3 months already! I can't believe how fast time is going and I haven't shared anything on this blog since March!  I have been sewing and knitting but haven't been taking the time to take pictures or write the details of those projects.  I am a bit annoyed at myself now because I am unsure of what needles I used or what size pants I made so now that Will is bigger I am a bit uncertain on what size he needs next or how to upsize for him.  It has made me realize how important keeping track of what I make on this blog is for me. So I am going to try and be better about writing those details back in this space.  He has outgrown all of his big butt baby pants (made by rae pattern), his quick change pants (from anna marie horner's book), and his newborn manly vests (free pattern).  So I am currently trying to plan sewing and knitting projects for the fall for him, along with projects for each lady.  I just made Will a pair of big butt baby pants this week, I sure love that pattern, I think it takes me 1-2 hours from start to finish now.  Although it takes me 2 days to find that 1-2 hours worth of sewing time!

here are some of his pants and vests with many more to come! Yay for babies!
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