Sunday, July 29, 2007

Just joining you

Hi everyone! I’m a new member and am going to be knitting a lot for my little pea due on Christmas Eve. I’ve been knitting for close to three years now. During that time I’ve made many, many baby hats for friends and coworkers who were expecting. Now I’ve got a mile-long list of things I’m going to knit for my own baby! This is my very first baby sweater:

Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting
Lion brand Cotton Ease, a little over one skein
This was a fun little knit, but seaming up the garter stitch sleeves took me several attempts before I could get them to look reasonably nice.

Currently I’m working on Daisy in the 12 month size. After that I’m ready for the Pea Pod Sweater.

I look forward to knitting along with all of you!


Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm a BAD Pea-Podder.

So bad, that I haven't even thought about making a Pea Pod! However, I have been knitting for the Girl, so that is good. Here is a look at what I've been knitting...

Diaper cover for Miss A. It is the soaker pattern from Little Turtle Knits. I love it! I'm using Manos Del Uruguay and it is just delightful!

Next up, some newborn hats. One of my good friends is having twins in November, so I am making her boys some hats.

And finally, Anouk. I will finish this, I will! I am thinking now that it will be a great fall dress for A!

Oh and I really want to make the Wonderful Wallaby sweater for my 3 year old, S. I just have to get the pattern and the peace fleece to make it with! It will probably be my big yarn purchase for the year. Yes, I said year. I don't get to buy that often...these silly things called budgets!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Hi everyone,

My name is Anny (aka, annypurls) and I am the proud mama of a delightful 2 year old and a sweet as pie 4 month old. Both boys. Julian and Logan (aka, Jujube and Lolo ;0)

I'm always knitting for baby (and toddler ;0) and have been lurking around this blog for ideas for a while. I've been so inspired by everyone's trellis' and presto change-o's that I just had to join in on the knit-along fun! I just started my trellis and love it!

It's such a fabulous little quick knit that I really don't know why I didn't knit it before. I've got half a front and sleeves left to go before I can consider this one an FO. I just hope it fits Lolo when it's done...

I knit the 6 month size but it looks a little small. I am using the recommended Rowan All Season's Cotton that I purchased for a song from Cucumber Patch (even considering shipping from the UK, there are always great bargains to be had there...I got a 10-ball bag of this stuff for $20!)

I'm knitting up the button band side now and am thinking of reducing the number of buttons... Just need to figure out where to put them. I'm thinking of using just 3 and placing them on every big cable cross (row 9). Hmmm.

Happy knitting!

PS - If you are looking for the perfect little easy knit for a toddler or pre-schooler, I just self- published a pattern for the cutest little buddy bags. See details on my blog.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Hello pea podders!

Hello, I'm very excited to join the pea podders. It's winter here in Sydney (Australia) and I've been enjoying making nice warm things for some new bubs we know.

I've just mailed off a Presto Chango to some friends in South Australia who've had a baby boy a fortnight ago... I love this pattern! I made it in wool rather than cotton, to take the edge off the winter chill - Bendigo Woollen Mills Aran in Dusty Blue.

And I've just finished a baby bolero from Rebecca Baby+Kids No. 8, which is destined for friends here in Sydney who've had a baby girl. The same wool in Woodrose.

Finally, a picture of one of my little peas enjoying the puddles in her new gum boots! (We've had a lot of rain here lately). Also an opportunity to show off her Accordion cardigan, a Knitty pattern available here.

Looking forward to checking out all the new wee knits,