Wednesday, July 21, 2010



Pattern: Girl's cap sleeved spring shirt by shellee floyd (My Ravelry Project)
For: Bekah’s 1st Birthday
Yarn: 1 skein of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash color 805
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm, US 8 - 5.0 mm and US 10 - 6.0 mm
Size: 3T
Timeline: July 12-20, 2010
Modifications: Knit pattern as written to desired length of shirt.
Opinion: I love it. I hope the birthday girl loves it too.


Pattern: February Baby Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann (My Ravelry Projects)
For: Zoe due Dececember 2010
Yarn: .89 of a skein of Colinette Jitterbug in Whirley Fig
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Size:newborn (?)
Timeline: June 22, 2010 to July 9, 2010
Modifications: Knit pattern as written.
Opinion: I love it. I can’t wait to have a little baby to put into it. I had an easier time with it once I deciphered EZ’s pattern writing. I had previously knit the February Lady Sweater, but still needed some guidance with the baby sweater with EZ’s vague pattern writing techniques.

I ended up using the shiny buttons, because the pink ones, while fabulous as well, weren’t 100% the same shade as the pink of the yarn, and after talking with some friends, I decided to use the shiny over the pink. I think it was a good decision. What do you think?

Drive-by tid-bits about my day:
- I almost fell asleep in pre-natal yoga today. It was that relaxing. I also think she did an extra long bit to the relaxation at the end, that I felt myself nodding out. Bliss.
- On my way to work I stopped off at Telus (my cell phone provider), which is a few doors down. I have been meaning to go for a few weeks now, as my cell phone has been stuck in “silent mode”. Well, I finally figured out how to get my cell phone off said “silent mode”. Damn * (star) key. One of the kids must have held it down, and I had no idea that the * key activated permanent the silent mode on my cell! It also de-activates it. Well, now I know.
- Had a nice dinner out with a few friends. Indulged in foods that isn’t normal food for a dinner. But that’s okay, I’m pregnant. The baby requested it, right?

Today’s de-clutter progress is here. Over the 100 item mark now. Only 1872 to go!

Today’s Link Love:
- This chore chart is awesome.
- Think it’s silly that kids love these. They remind me of day camp back in the late 80’s.
- Love this image.

Off to bed to read. Almost done the book. Got the next one lined up – so stay tuned.


Jennifer said...

the FO's are gorgeous.. lil Zoe is going to look precious in her pretty Feb sweater :)

ps.. my 21 mo old loooooves her silly bandz lol her aunties each gave her one and she wears them almost every day.. very cute how excited she gets :)

Caroline said...

Both FOs look great!

g-girl said...

the cap sleeve came out fabulous and zoe's feb sweater is just adorable. love it with the shiny buttons!

Kimber said...

The sweaters are so cute!!!

Tara said...

I thought I was squarely in the pink button category, but I've got to agree, the shiny buttons look beyond adorable. Very nice work, Robyn!

Amelah said...

Love them! Both! SO cute!! Can't wait to see Zoe in hers!