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A cabled hat to match!

Just finished the Otis Baby Hat.  It is sized just right for a newborn and has three cable sections around the hat.  It goes just perfectly with the sweater from my last post!  This may be a coming home outfit contender!

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Slowly but surely I seem to be getting knitting motivation back.  Knitting baby stuff helps as it’s almost always quick and more of an instant gratification type of project.  This short sleeved sweater knit in cotton should be perfect for an April newborn.

Puerperium Cardigan
Short sleeve version- ended up with six button holes
Knit on size 6 Addi Clicks
Knit with Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton

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I’ve actually been knitting believe it or not, but just haven’t had the time or energy to post very much.  The reason?  This little thing sucking the energy right out of me:

We are due in April and are quite excited!  I’ve already done a little bit of knitting and have much more planned!  I also have some nursery designs/plans in the works that I’m super excited about as well.

So far, I made a mobile:

I also made a sweater and hat set that we might even use for a “coming home” outfit:

The only flaw here is that the hat looks a bit huge…I have no idea how big their heads are supposed to be so I might make another smaller version of the hat too.  P gave me the cupcake buttons last year as part of my Christmas stocking.  I think it came out nice.

We don’t plan to find out the sex of the baby so we are keeping it neutral and excited to see what the little one is in April!

Hopefully my energy will return soon and I’ll have more knitting to post!

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We had my Mom, Dad and brother over for a little cookout to celebrate Mom’s birthday that was last week.

One of her gifts was a shawl.  I had knit her my very first lace shawl last year that she wears as an accent/accessory to an outfit.  This one is a bit of a heavier yarn with a blend that includes Alpaca and will be good as a scarf once the colder weather unrolls.

I think she likes it.

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Another gift done!

I decided to make some shawls for gifts.  For a long time, I didn’t “get” the shawl concept.  I am not 80 years old and do not catch chills, sip tea on my porch and wear long gloves to church.

However, the shawl is more versatile that I thought!  While you could use it as a traditional wrap to keep a chill away, you can also use it as a clever scarf.  I like a shawl as a scarf actually as there usually won’t be too much material so it won’t be too bulky to tuck in and the “V” part of the shawl covers your neck/chest nicely, like this:

This shawl took me a couple days because I didn’t one big chunk of time but really could have been done in a day.

It’s the Chastain Park Shawl.  I will definitely make another!

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I don’t give a hoot.

On the way to Texas I whipped out a pair of mittens.  They are really simple but really cute.  You essentially knit in a little owl on each mitten via knits/purls and cables.

A couple buttons on each for the eyes and you’re done!  I just need to sew on the eyes and block these puppies now that I’m home.

Give a Hoot Mittens:
Knit on size 6 and 8 double pointed needles.
Yarn used was Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Lake Ice Heather.

These will end up as a Christmas gift this year.  I’m pleased as punch that I’m already whipping out some gifts.  Plenty more to do though!

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I’m back and I’ve been knitting. It seems almost cyclical where I lose my mojo for a while then something inspires me to get back on my horse.

First thing I did was work on some UFOs (unfinished objects).

I now have a nice short sleeved sweater for myself for the fall.

I’ve since whipped out a few more small projects that I’ll show you later.

For now, check out my green monster, knit on 10.5’s out of green Lopi.

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