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Archive for November, 2010

Winter Socks for Cedar

So I have been wanting to make socks for a while and I figured, what better way to start than with little bitty baby socks! I have made only one so far so I cannot say I am there yet,but with one down the next somehow seems like it will be a breeze! I really wanted to make her knee socks considering most baby socks sit somewhere around the ankle and they are ALWAYS slipping off, no matter my how I try. These will sit just below her knee and with tights under them will keep her toes and feet toasty warm when the temperatures drop below freezing. They are made with a supple baby llama sockweight yarn on 2mm double pointed needles.I will try to put together the pattern for these in the next few days. They look kind of weird off of her foot but are totally adorable on.

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Stella Pixie Hat!

I made this hat from a little more that one skein of beautiful silk/merino blend yarn.  It is a fast project coming together in just one day! I have gotten more compliments on this hat than any other knit project I have done for her. Not to mention that it can be next to impossible to get a hat to stay on the head of a baby, but the chin strap really does the trick.  You can even push the hat off her head while leaving the strap buttoned just like a hood.It is remarkably easy to make and is SO very cute on that I must recommend this hat for anyone wanting to make a sweet gift for a little one. You can find the pattern for free here.  I used bulkier yarn than they called for so I reduced my initial number of stitches to 86, I would recommend doing a gauge check before diving into it. It can be pretty complicated trying to knit with such an active little munchkin around, but I somehow find the time to actually finish projects now and then. I have been loving my new found access to the ravelry network what a wonderful place!

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Thanksgiving and Pies

This thanksgiving was on the of the few I have spent away from my big, loving and somewhat noisy(in a good way) family. I woke up with a mission, to make 3 pies and one large batch of mashed potatoes, I had already made the cranberry relish and sauce the night before. Pies have always been a daunting task for me, between the risky business of getting the crust just so, and the inevitable “is this going to turn out ok?” jitters.Apple PieWell I certainly stressed myself out for no reason, the pies were a hit and the crusts did not burn or turn into chewy rubber like substances ….phew!  Mama's Fabulous Apple Pie

We ended up having such a lovely dinner with our friends down the street who have a daughter Cedar’s age. It was so great seeing those two play for the afternoon discovering all of the wonderful toys as well as all the things we would rather they didn’t discover(i.e. muddy shoes, books on the shelves and so on).

Speaking of Cedar! She has learned so much in the last couple months it is amazing. She is very close to walking and she is doing the squat to get up to standing thing which is just so very cute!

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