Archive for the ‘baby knitting’ Category

Maile Sweater, modelled

November 23, 2014

I was able to catch her in the sweater. Just in time; she’s starting to outgrow 3 months size clothes. The dress is a little bulky so it kept her from being able to button the top button. She got a few compliments for the sweater, though.



Ultrasound knitting, or what have I been up to all of this time

October 29, 2014

So it’s been quite some time since I posted. One of the reasons is I finally finished my university degree last spring, so I was spending all of ny available time on my acoustic beamforming project (which involved coding things twice when my computer hard drive completely failed a week before the warranty expired).

Another reason was born 10/10, Herborg Gígja. She was 8 lbs 10 oz and 22 inches. I’ll see if I can get her to model her sweater later.

I had an ultrasound appointment in the spring, and no knitting to keep me busy in the waiting room, so I stopped at the LYS on the way with a pattern in mind. I had exactly 10 minutes allowed to make it to my appointment on time, so I flew around the store and finally settled on a gender-neutral enough bluish-purple and grey Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk Paints.

The sweater was done (and blocked!) before she was born, but the buttons hadn’t made it on until yesterday. Since it is a newborn size, I figured I had better finish it soon.



Finishing for Christmas

December 26, 2012

I started hat & mittens based on this pattern and a pattern from Robin Hansen for the mittens. They have been mostly done, but were waiting to be sewn together. Not wanting Gísli to be eaten up by the Yule Cat, I simply had to finish.



Cuddle cloth

August 1, 2012

I started this before any baby project, but it sat in my bag waiting to be finished until we went on a trip last weekend. I got the pattern from an Icelandic knitting magazine, but it’s a free pattern available from Garnstudio. I modified the bunny a little to make it more like a sheep, but hubby thinks it looks like a dog and big brother thinks it’s a bear.


Blanket in process

June 28, 2012

Since Gísli beat the blanket, I still work on it from time to time while he sleeps in my lap.



May 15, 2012

I haven’t had much time to do anything between school and work and my little one, so I haven’t posted much lately.

The baby was originally due tomorrow, but my midwife told me early on that I was measuring big and asked was I really sure of the date… so she sent me for a sonogram that told me the baby was due on 5 May. I’m thinking the original date was probably more correct, but we’ve been kind of on edge since then, wondering what will happen. I’m still working although I have cut my hours back a little bit, because I want to have as long of a leave as possible after the baby comes. Since I only get 3 months, I don’t want to waste the time sitting around waiting.

I’m hoping the baby isn’t waiting for this blanket to be finished, because we will be waiting a long time…

First Baby FO

February 18, 2012

I wanted to make a strawberry hat for the baby. I used KnitPicks CotLin because it’s a summer baby, even though the new baby size is rather large. The pattern is available free online, but I was using a translated version from a magazine that was photocopied, and the chart key didn’t make it (either to the magazine or the photocopy I was using)… so I did the chart piece completely wrong and had to rip it back. 😦 I caught back up though and I think it came out pretty cute!

Mist was kind enough to model, even though her fur hasn’t grown back from when she got shaved before Christmas. She’s not very self-conscious.

This is a better shot of the hat.

Svona stór

February 18, 2011

My second FO of 2011, which is pretty impressive considering just how little knitting time I have. I am really trying to dedicate 2011 to finishing projects. At work I have the sleeve from a very old sweater that I am trying to work on during my lunch break.

I’ll try to update the post later with more pictures, since it is hard to catch a toddler in action. I am happy that I finished this one in time for it to fit well (and it’s a good thing, since he seems to grow out of things mid-season, so we need clothes).

The pattern is called svona stór and it is from Prjónablaðið Björk 2. There are lots of really fun designs that I want to make in that magazine, but I’d better finish some things first. Next up is to finish some slippers for my mother’s birthday, and figure out what to do about my stuck projects.

Hlýjar Hendur og Fingrar

January 23, 2011

It seems like this winter I have been finishing a lot of things to warm hands and fingers. For Christmas, I finished a pair of fingerless gloves for my daughter that I had started ages ago (pattern from Hlýjar Hendur):

I also made a quick tiger finger puppet for the baby (“pattern” from Knitty):

Then he needed mittens, so I made these ones (also from Hlýjar Hendur):

He started acting like mittens were puppets, so I thought I should make some with faces. I think of these as sheep with floppy ears, but Ingi says they look more like dogs. (Pattern my own design):

These are my first FO of 2011, and also use up stash yarn (leftover from Siggi’s socks, which was also leftover from a sweater I made for my oldest a LONG time ago).

Warm Feet

November 1, 2010

In the spring, I knit these grey socks at the same time on a magic loop. They seemed to take a really long time for such small socks:

Then I knit these up pretty quickly earlier in October (although I didn’t make it to do a Socktober post):

Now Siggi has nice warm feet, although he doesn’t like to leave his socks on when he is inside. He got to show the colourful ones off at Rhinebeck, along with the lopapeysa that his aunt made for him.