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More Pixieness

Last time, I showed you the cute pixie hat I knitted using leftover Stylecraft DK yarn and a gorgeous little pattern devised by Wild Daffodil.

Well, Sandra wanted to see it on a real life model so I asked my niece to send me a photo once she’d received her hat and tried it on the baby.  She obliged and I thought I might as well share it with you too.

I told you he came out  in at a massive 10lbs didn’t I?

This was taken exactly one week later.

He doesn’t look sure about it and I won’t blame you for thinking he would look more at home in a baseball cap or hoodie – he looks like a real little bruiser doesn’t he?

Anyway, his Mum thinks he looks really cute in his pixie hat which is the most important thing and I did the right thing with those colours because note the pale grey body suit.

As if the Pixie Hat wasn’t enough, Daffodil has given us yet another free pattern in the form of a gorgeous little jacket which you can find on her blog here.  It will fit 0-3 months but larger sizes are available in her Etsy and Ravelry shops.  Details on her blog.

How blooming lovely is that?  Although I can’t see that particular pixie wearing it!

No matter, I have more nieces and one is having a baby in June and it’s going to be a girl and I still have more Stylecraft scraps – what more could a knitter ask for?

 

 

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Refashioning, A Mini Knit and the Obligatory Baby Photo

Do you remember the knitted jacket I made recently which had the huge sailor collar or perhaps you shuddered and wiped it from your memory.  Here it is again for your delight.

Sailor Collar Jacket (1)It hasn’t moved off the mannequin since and not only because it is summer in the south of France and therefore too hot for a knitted garment of any sort even though this summer has not been up to much.  I knew, as soon as I sewed that collar on, I would never wear it.  Not even in the house which is where most of the things I knit get worn.  So, I needed my mannequin back and, even though that damn collar took me ages to knit in it’s blasted seed stitch or whatever it was, I decided if  it were to get any wear at all, it’d have to come off.  So it did.  Then I just picked up the stitches and knit a band to match the cuffs and waistband.

Sirdar Crofter DK Cardigan Rehas

Better?  I think so.  I might even wear it up the hill to walk the dogs when the mornings get a bit nippier.

As I mentioned before, I do love knitting but rarely wear anything I knit so perhaps I should stick to miniature things in the form of baby clothes.  Not necessarily easier but certainly quicker and cuter.

Baby Jacket Drops Big Delight

Here it is on my creepy baby mannequin – although I have spared you and removed the head and replaced it with a finial from my slightly less creepy toddler mannequin.

Knitted Baby Jacket

My eldest turned 21 last week.  I am certainly old enough to have a 21 year old but it still came as a bit of a shock  that so many years can go by so quickly and a tiny baby can become a full grown woman in the time it seems to have taken me to learn how to conjugate a few French verbs, put an invisible zip in and finish reading The Lord of the Rings.   So it was inevitable  that  I would trot out those same old lines that everybody does

 ‘where did the time go?’

 ‘I remember your first pair of shoes’

‘you were such a good baby’

‘why don’t you call home more often’

etc. etc.

Anyway, the fact remains that Mlle. Tialys the Elder is now 21 and has the key of the door and everything else that she probably got when she turned 18 but, no matter.    So, for the obligatory baby photo, here is one where she looks so happy I could cry.

Baby Mlle. Tialys

As you can see, I was no slave to dressing only boys in blue which, considering she didn’t have much hair until she was around two years old, might have led to some confusion.  Her hilarity was because, or in spite of the fact, that our big german shepherd cross used to barge through the doorway as if  there was not a baby hanging there in a bouncer,  which would set off a new bout of  bobbing up and down and swinging about.

Aaaaah, where did that time go?

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