Fair Isle Cardigan

  
I love this! Nothing like tiny sheep to add charm to a sweet little sweater I always say. 

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/FrenchPressKnits/sheep-yoke-baby-cardigan

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Lasso of Cuteness!

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I peed I just laughed so hard! This is the cutest most original baby hat I’ve seen in a long time! You can bet your sweet patootie I’ll be trying this one out!

Free pattern on Googiemomma.blogspot.com! How nice is that?

From a craft room far, far away


ARGH! This is the 3rd attempt with a Princess Leia hat which appears easy enough but there are a few things that came up I have to grouse about.

The buns. The damn dirty buns.

First, it takes forever to get the thickness of yarn you need to make the braids stand out enough. I finally worked out a system that doesn’t take too long to get the length and amount I need (PS: It takes a LOT of yarn) but how do you keep them together without tying huge, ugly, giant knots in the end???

The solution was sooooo f-ing obvious. No knots required. Just tie the same colored string around the end and add a dot of Elmers Super Hold Glue so it hold steady. NO ONE TELLS YOU THIS ONLINE THOUGH! NO ONE!

Seriously could have saved myself massive tears on that fiasco. Nut hey, I did it with no pattern. Just winging it off pics I’ve seen. Truthfully you don’t really need a pattern. It’s a beanie with buns…but the buns…that’s where they get ya.

I can Bear-ly Contain Myself!

    My 2nd attempt working chunky yarn and I think it came out ok. Found the pattern for this newborn hat on Hopefully Honey which is also where I also found the frog one I did a short while ago. I love the styles from this site. Very unique and a fun uses of chunky yarns which I am developing a new love for. 

So soft and cuddly! I may have done it wrong but I feel like with the muzzle and nose on this one that it’s a bit front heavy for a newborn and I don’t have any babies to test the theory. If anyone makes this and has access to wee kiddos, let me know how it works out! They have enough balance issues as it is without adding heavy but adorable head gear. 

Can I get a “what what!”?

 

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HA! Suck on that k2p2! You’re nothing, you hear me? NOTHING! Finally! That is the way this should be looking. Check out that ribbing…Bask in the glory of my stockinette…have you seen better knitting than this in your life? You bet your sweet fanny you have but this here is mine and by gum it is lovely.

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!