Twirl and Tie Cap

This is a project that started this summer when I wanted to make my SIL a cute knit hat for their due-soon baby. I made hers, which turned out adorable, and of course Pixie wanted one. So I sized up the pattern and made a matching one for her in the same cotton ease yarn. Well then Fairy wanted one too. So I upped the pattern another size and tested it with a different yarn... the self striping yarn worked beautifully. I just love the way it looks on top. So now I want one... see how this goes. LOL. I have to finish Bug's first though... just cast on this morning in a dark green/gray yarn he chose.

Here is our Twirl and Tie Cap (tie optional) for Babies to Adults. Happy Fall Knitting!





Gauge: 11 stitches in stockenette = 2 inches
Size 8 DPNs
1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn (you might need a little more for the L and XL)
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{this moment :: nimble fingers}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual began by Amanda at Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savor and remember.Read more

Robin Hood Sweater

I love it when I get to craft for Bug. It seems like there are so many different things you can make for girls... headbands and barrettes, skirts and bracelets. Coming up with ideas for boys that actually excites them is a bit more challenging. I mentioned before I bought the awesome book Fairy Tale Knits. I made the Magic Carpet afghan for Meghan's baby shower. Beautiful. I then had Aidan go through the book and see if there was anything he'd like me to knit for him. He loved 4 of the sweaters for boys, with this Robin Hood Sweater being his favorite. He was so excited when I gave it to him on Thursday. It was 85 degrees outside. He put it on and refused to take it off! I used the the Cascade 220 yarns suggested in the book. Definitely the way to go! It's wooly wonderfulness is obvious. I've already started on the next sweater... a gray wool that resembles chain mail. He's requested I add a hood that looks like a helmet. I will have to give this some thought! And don't you think Robin Hood needs a quiver? 
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Felted Child's Purse aka Mom's Cell Phone Pouch

This project started off on a whim. I was at my mom's and had forgotten my knitting bag at home. What to do while enjoying a cup of coffee while the kids played? I raided my mom's stash of felt-able wool and came up with this cute little pouch.



I was originally intending it to work for me as a cell phone/wallet carrier. My hubby harps on me because I never have my cell phone on me... I always leave it in my purse in the car. The pouch size turned out perfect for my cell phone and wallet... but the strap wasn't quite long enough to work as a messenger style strap... which is what I wanted. BUT it makes the cutest purse for my girls! Fairy inherited this one and I will be making another one for Pixie... and yes probably a third for me with double the length in strap.

Worsted Weight Felting Wool (don't know how much... I was stash busting scraps)
Size 11 needles
Large button
Gauge is 6 sts = 2"

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Baby Doll for the Little Lady


The next two weeks are non stop busy. Time to put away the crafts and focus on what's important, right? Well, for me, crafting is important. And the busier I am with life, the more important crafting becomes. It's how I find balance. It gives me serenity.

That is why, at the beginning of my week, with enough on my plate to sate an elephant, I decided to make 1 more shower gift for the Little Lady. Meet Baby Doll. (Name to be given someday by her mommy!) Her body was knit from merino wool and her hair is a combination of organic cotton and bamboo. Her little sleeper was made from organic cotton flannel. She is so soft and cuddly. I know that someday the Little Lady will love her dearly :)

I don't have time to share the pattern right now, but I did want to share the Baby Doll before she left for her new home on Saturday. The doll was made using our Basic Knit Doll pattern with a few changes. I knit it in the round...Read more