Now We Are One!

My

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My Baby Girl turned one year old today! So surreal, this year went by so quickly. She’s an amazing person, so full of light. I love her beyond infinity, and cannot imagine our little family without her.

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Happy June!

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So excited for summer! Or really, so excited for things to be green! I love this time of year, it’s notoriously slow for those of us in the yarn business, but what a perfect time to be outside, digging and planting and prettying things up! These poppies belong to a neighbor, but I’ve just planted some of my own.
Last year, being pregnant, and then having a new born, I pretty much took a pass on all things, especially the yard. I’m looking forward to making up for it this year!!

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Knitting knitting

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I’ve been stealing moments to knit on this wee little Tulip Cardi for R. I am definitely ready to be done, and happy to say I’m on the last sleeve, and am weaving the (many, many) ends in as I go.
I am using my own Vesper Worsted for this, and am very happy at the very wooly hand of the yarn. I am knitting a larger sizing, it’s a top down raglan, so I just knit more increases until it looked very big, and fudged numbers from there. As you do.
I’m quite sure it will fit her for at least two fall/winters. Also, baby girl knitting? SO MUCH FUN.

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A Wee Little Knitting

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A Wee Liesl for my wee babe, who is getting SO big. Almost 11 months old! I knit it in yarn stashed long, long, ago. Rowan’s sadly discontinued cash cotton 4ply. This is a great little pattern. It took me about 6 weeks to knit, but only because knitting time is scarce. The body was knit in about a week, but it took me forever to get to the sleeves!

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A Little Knitting, with a New Yarn

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Lately, knitting happens a little bit here, and a little there. I have big knitting plans, or maybe, dreams for future knitting. Child wrangling comes first, of course. 

This bit of knitting is a hat I’m working up, my own pattern. The yarn is my soon to be released, Vesper Worsted (I know!!). I love how it knits up. It is a crisp, lovely wool. It knits up somewhat stiff on a size US7, and with blocking, relaxes beautifully, and softens like a dream. I’ve come up with a few colors, mostly my signature colors that can be found in many of my self striping sock yarn color ways. (Ahem, Gin Bottle Blue) they are all semi solid, some of them more tonal than others. I’m so excited to release this yarn! Look for it to be available this Monday, February 3rd!

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Hey, Happy New Year!

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My sweet Babes, my favorite FO of 2013, wearing my last knit FO of 2013. It was an alright year, busy, stressful, fun. Hoping for more in 2014, but really I’ll be happy to enjoy it.

The hat is Giacomo’s Hat, from the Purl Bee. Ravel it here. Yarn is brown sheep nature spun sport, of which I have TONS of bits, leftover from making up my mitten kits.

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