Sunday, 18 July 2010

It's the little things

Most of my knitting of late has centred around keeping this little parcel of total joy and delight warm in this frosty southern winter. A simple beanie goes well with his Eyelet blankie, or this Pi blankie borrowed from his cousin.

And simple beanies are so simple, that I can't help making more.

A favourite pattern of many knitters is the magical Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I have made two for ma minette, and I love it every time. This one for our little Bear is done in Colinette Jitterbug in Velvet Damson colourway and fits him perfectly.

I wasn't so clever with the sizing of this next cardi. It's a great topdown seamless design by Jacki Kelly called Felix's cardigan. I used Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8ply, and it might fit him a little better several winters from now. He is such a tiny wee thing, and I should have used a 5ply for this one.
And that ray of sunshine who makes us laugh all the time, ma minette, scored another pink Malabrigo hat, the Tri Peak Hat from Woolly Wormhead. It's a bit on the small side for her, but she doesn't mind. She just needs a hat to drag onto her head every time she says "Can we play outside?" at Chez Nettie. The icy weather doesn't deter her. Brrrrr.

Ahhh, my life is good.