What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’?

 

Dear Sis,

I hope you and Nate will enjoy this chicken inspired cooking set! I can’t wait for you to open it at your Bridal Shower in July 2016.

Chicken Oven Mits

Oven Mits

tutorial found here: WonderUnder

Crochet Chicken Hot Pad Set

Chicken Pot Holder

pattern found here: ravelry

Pattern Notes: My Hot Pads are only a single thickness,

so I skipped all the steps related the second body and binding the two layers together.

Chicken Pot Holders

with Hot Pad Trio

Pot Holder Trio

 

All the Hot Pads

Chicken Timer

I hope you like it!

Love,

b

 

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New Knitting Project

Hey sis,

You asked for a fancy white lacy baby blanket and you will have it!  However, I decided to multi task and make a two in one project.  I’m making a Heirloom Shawl/Baby Shawl. That way, you can wear the shawl at the wedding and have a pretty blanket for the baby.

Carmin and I went through many patterns last week. I wanted a square shawl, and figured it would be fun to learn new lace techniques as well.  I settled with a shawl that has Mrs. Montague’s Lace in the center (a pattern from the lace/stocking knitter for Queen Elizabeth the first), a border of Shetland lace pattern called Trailing the Leaf, and a Irish Lace edge. I’m so excited!

So far, I have a few inches done of the center lace and it is lovely.

The pattern I selected is called Sydney Opera House Heirloom Lace Shawl by: Mrs. Rose Designs (photos from the designer)

shawl shawl2

Love,

Jamiegoof

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Week 9

Dear Sis,

This is our little person…

Baby F

When the OB/GYN handed me this picture, I was eager to understand what I was seeing. Lucky for me, she was happy to point out all the sweet spots. 

Orientation… In this sonogram image, the growing baby is head down. 

The white spots are the forming bones and the black stops are fluid and forming organs. The brain is the largest and lowest dark spot surrounded by bone spots. The heart is in the central dark spots and is already beating!

Also this week…

I discovered that ginger ale really helps the nausea of morning sickness!!! Also, I have much less morning sickness since I switched from the prescription prenatal to an over-the-counter chewable version:) 

Love,

b

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Bridesmaid’s Shawls

Hey sis,

The Bridesmaid’s shawls are finished! All I have to do is block them.

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 The pattern is called Lighter Than Perfume and is a free ravelry download.

In the future, if you ever attempt to knit lace do NOT use the crochet nubb (pretty much a knitted bobble stitch). Yes, it is much easier and faster then the knit nubb, but it does not look as nice and it messes with the tension on surrounding stitches. 

I haven’t blocked these yet, which is why the edges are wavy.

Love,

Jamiegoof

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Knitting for the Baby

Hey sis,

I wanted to show you my latest work.

So far, I have made three pairs of socks in the newborn size. (The pattern has newborn, six months and nine month sizes) I am very pleased with how they turned out, and will be making three more pairs… unless you request more? I’m trying to go as gender neutral possible, but I’m not sure how well I’m succeeding at that lol. Let me know if there are any specific colors you want? Here is the pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-socks-23

As much as I like this sock pattern, I am looking forward to making the larger 6+ month old sizes.  Then the foot will actually be long enough for a little bit of texture and faire isle fun. For now, it’s just rib and stockinette for me.

I also made a bunting bag

And if you must know, I’m not a huge fan of it.  But, it did achieve it’s purpose. I now know how to make a bunting bag, and can design a much better pattern. I want to start by making my version in the round and completely seamless. I think my biggest complaint about this pattern is the sleeves and shoulder attachment. Sewn seams in those areas are down right chunky, and I think the shoulder/sleeve width should be larger. I’m looking forward to making you a couple more bunting bags, that are much nicer!

Oh, and if you are wondering.  Those silly looking buttons are part of the collection you decided you didn’t want to take to Texas. hahaha

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