I have been knitting like a fiend lately. A significant portion of my knitting occurs while nursing between 12 and 5 am.
The first thing I made for Briony was a little baby hat out of a wool / cashmere blend (mostly wool):
It wasn’t long before Briony arrived and was able to wear it:
Then, I knit a blanket for her. I used the same wool I used to knit a blanket for Daniel’s Henry and for Isla, though in gray. I absolutely love this wool, Debbie Bliss Luxury Aran Tweed. I love the colors, the weight, the smell – pretty much everything about it. Once again, it wasn’t long before Briony was ready to enjoy her knitted item.
Next up was a cute little sheep sweater. I will probably give this one away, though I haven’t decided for sure yet. I have three friends having babies late this year, two girls and a little boy, so one of the girls will likely be a recipient. But we’ll see.
My fondest for sheep was unabated, so I set about making another sheep sweater, this one for Briony and sleeveless. It was a quick easy knit, and I love the result.
The sheep is made mostly out of French knots. I do French knots about once a year, and I always have to look up how to do them. I think the sheep turned out reasonably well, all things considered.
Most of these patterns are free or nearly free, so let me know if you’d like a link to where you can find or purchase them.
Last but not least, I knitted a quick sweater for Isla. She is such a good model:
Next up will be a pair of baby mittens for Briony. Cold weather is fast approaching. They should be a quick easy knit. Maybe I’ll even do a couple pairs.
I’ve also started picking out fabric for a second quilt project. I love the quilts here:
I’m going to try to do something vaguely resembling them, though I’m guessing the resemblance will be slight.
We didn’t have room in our old house to leave the sewing machine out, and while I was pregnant, I was too tired to sew, and I also literally didn’t have the strength or ambition to haul out the machine from it’s very awkward and hard-to-reach storage location. It’s been about a year since I tried sewing last, so I’m excited to do it again.