Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kitties for Birthday Baby

My little Isabel, you're ONE!
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You loved your cake. You took your first steps on your birthday, from Dad to Mama, reaching for your new book.

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I knit you a pair of little kitties, to go along with your first word, "kitteee", that you say in your little tiny voice.

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I think these ones won't mind so much if you pull their tails.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Babybel's Boheme

Ah, see, I said there would be baby knitting coming up! On the eve of Isabel's first birthday (I know, already? Where did the year go?), Boheme for my Babybel:

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Yarn: Jo Sharp classic DK wool in orange-red. Buttons: Vintage yellow ones that I picked up at a yarn store a while back.

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Pattern: Boheme (Ravelry linky). Needles: US 6. Size: 18 months (hoping she can wear it over a longsleeve onesie this winter).

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Verdict: Great little pattern! I'd knit this again, no questions asked. Easy, NO seams, cute. I modified it by adding a 6 stitch garter edge on the button and buttonhole edges so it wouldn't curl and adding an 8 row garter stitch edge along the bottom too. I think I also knit it a bit shorter than called for.

So, no real birthday plans for her tomorrow. I do need to get a cake or something though so we have the cake face pics :).

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