Tuesday, October 09, 2007

a literal weight off my shoulders

Sorry for the blog silence but I've been busy planning (a baby shower) and knitting (baby items). The thing is... my sister found my blog and she thought the last post with the baby booties were for her. They weren't. Those were for Baby Raquel Sofia, who finally made an appearance on October 2nd. I hope you like the booties.

As for my sister, I was able to finish these things just in time for her shower...Pattern: Baby Shrug from Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby
Needles: US8
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease - Pink
Pattern: Trellis from Knitty Spring 2005
Needles: US8
Yarn: Gedifra Korfu - Red
Buttons from G-Street
More baby booties from Simply Knitting, the UK knitting magazine
Needles: US5
Yarn: Patons Grace in Rose & Tangelo

Now that the shower is over, I have a chance to relax and knit without a deadline. I've got a half finished Anouk on the needles and I just started another baby sweater. I think I like baby knitting. Small, sweet and for some reason the FO's make me giggle.

My head feels a lot lighter, the stress of party planning is gone. Just the thought of 60+ guests squeezed into the house in unseasonably warm October weather made my stress levels rise uncontrollably. I also got my hair cut this past weekend...
TWELVE inches to Locks of Love...it's going to take a while getting used to this short hair. Although it's not as bad as my last donation, that was seventeen inches...


Marina said...

Your sister's baby will be the best dressed one wherever she goes! The booties, shrug and jacket are gorgeous.

That's a wonderful thing to do. Your hair looks lovely!

Karen said...

What beautiful baby knits! Both sweaters came out great and the booties are just adorable!

Lolly said...

Beautiful baby knits! I love them!

I wish I had thought about Locks of Love BEFORE I made my big cut a few weeks ago. When I went in, I had not intended to go as short as I did - and it ended up being about 11 or 12 inches off... Your new haircut looks great! and it will take some getting used to - mine sure has!

Anonymous said...

OMG, the knits are too die for!! Oh, and your hair looks fabulous, absolutely.


Susan said...

Those are gorgeous baby knits. I particularly like Trellis -- that color is so lush and perfect for the pattern. Plus, it's an unusual color for a baby, though one that a baby will look lovely in.

And congrats on the LoL donation. I did that a year ago and it was well worth it.

wendy g said...

All of your baby knits are so sweet! I know your sister appreciated all of the hand knit items.
Your hair looks great!

Brenda said...

What wonderful shower gifts, I bet the recipients were thrilled!
And your hair looks great!

Carolina Lange said...

Your sister is so lucky! Those are amazing shower gifts! Beautiful work!
Your hair look great!

Angela said...

Look at you! I love that picture, you with the camera:) Your hair looks nice that length:) By the way, that trellis sweater is too gorgeous! I have to try it!


Dipsy said...

Oh, your sister's baby is the lucky one, that's for sure - those little baby knits are ever so cute!
And I love your hair, you look fantastic with it!

Monika said...

Those are most adorable baby knits! I love the cabled sweater! And the booties are so cute.
Good thing hair grows for free, you'll have your mane back soon! ;o)

angelarae said...

I cast on for Trellis because yours is so pretty. Can you tell me your method for doing a left twist. When I do it as this pattern instructs, I end up with two stitches on my needle. I switched to EZ's left twist which is much easier for me, but will it look the same?


Terhi said...

Beautiful, all of them! Your new haircut looks really great too. :-)

Siow Chin said...

The shorter hair looks really fresh! And those baby knits are adorable, I have a weakness for the bootees.

Life's a Stitch said...

Beautiful beautiful heirloom baby items. Your sister should be thrilled.

Your hair must grow fast - looks very nice.

Myra said...

I love all of your knitting could
you please tell me how to get the
patterns for the ballet booties and
the shrug.

thank you myruby