Friday, December 18, 2009

no sew puppy sweaters!

this is olive...we got her yesterday and are totally in love. she is just a baby and gets very cold when we take her outside so i started looking for an easy puppy sweater tutorial. i didn't want to spend too much time since she will be growing so quickly.

this was just perfect! i have had several old sweaters lying around waiting for me to repurpose them so it took a total of 10 minutes for Olive to have two new sweaters! i left the blue one a little big so she can wear it for a bit.

she doesn't really like the way they feel on, but she stays outside much more comfortably!

so cute and EASY!! i LOVE no sew stuff!

i have a few other little projects to share, but i probably won't get them up until after the new year...SO happy holidays! see you in 2010!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

mountain baby blanket

i am up past my eyeballs in the middle of finals and one of the few things that brought a smile to my face was seeing this. it is the quilt jenni and i made for the mountain baby blanket project! check out jenni's blog for more pictures and details.

5 more days...and then i am free. (for 4 weeks...)

Friday, December 4, 2009

umbilical cord hats & a sweet buggy

can't you just picture the little baby heads in these? OMG its too much...even G said we need a baby to put in there! that man loves him a beanie...doesn't matter if he has to admit he wants a baby to express his beanie love!

the un-umbilical cord hats are for girl twins due to one of my professors. i am SO excited for her. we surprised her with a mini shower this week and it made her so happy. love things like that.

i tried to embellish them with knit flowers...what a pain in the ass. seriously - i won't try that one again! they are cute enough without - love the swirl at the top!

then i had a 12 hour clinical shift on labor and delivery with only 1 delivery - a c-section =( i spent the day knitting up the third TRUE umbilical cord hat. that one is going to a sweet baby boy...hope it fits!

and back to my wonky just can't deny how wonky these are! what the F? it is DRIVING.ME.INSANE. i think i need to go to the local knitting shop after finals and figure out a solution to my tension issue. switching to continental might be the solution, but it kind of frightens me.

lastly i made this little card for our professor so we could all share our congratulations. my buggy shape leaves something to be desired, but for how annoyed i was getting trying to get my thread tension right i think it turned out ok. i found it here, which linked to here, which was originally created here. whew! that is how blog land will suck you in and you won't come out for three days!

pattern - umbilical cord hat in stitch 'n bitch
yarn - cotton-ease in stone & azalea (8401)
...also detailed on my ravelry page with mods