Oh Baby!

There are a couple of ways this title could go.

Oh Baby, there’s a lot of snow!

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We have about two feet of snow and there’s more falling today. The birds are fighting over the birdseed and Persephone is having way too much  fun watching them.

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Oh Baby, there are a lot of babies!

It seems like everyone is having babies right now. My math teach Mrs. K is having  a baby girl in the middle of March and Rosie will be getting a new baby sister in the beginning of May. A bit further down the road, the wife of a friend of mine will be having a baby in August as well.  My biggest challenge would be to figure out what the heck one makes a spring baby. Sweaters and hats won’t get nearly as much use as if the baby was born in the fall so, I decided to make some toys.

I started with some garter knit squares.

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And added some stuffing and rattles that I bought on etsy from American Felt and Craft.

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I waved my magic knitting wand and poof! They turned into adorable little rabbits (by Artsy Fartsy Mama).

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With huge pompom tails.

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And they want to go outside and play in the snow.

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As a ‘Big Sister’ gift for Rosie I’m planning on knitting a medium-sized bear from Emma King’s The Best-Dressed Knitted Bear and lengthening the ears so it becomes a rabbit. For the baby due in August I’m going to knit a bear as well and, if it’s a boy, I’m going to make it a cowboy outfit. I’m not sure yet what I’ll do for a girl. The best part about knitting for babies is that everything is so small.

Resolution Recap #1

Wait! Where did January go? Actually, if one wasn’t looking at a calendar one would probably not know it was February. It’s still cold and snowy. It seems like everywhere I go, work or school, people are complaining about the weather. But I digress. It’s been an odd month weather-wise. It’s been below zero and above forty degrees at times.

Enter the Weather scarf.

Each color represents a ten degree range (in Fahrenheit). Every day I knit two rounds for one stripe in Cascade 220 Superwash. I can see a little bias forming from the uninterrupted stockinette. Any tips on how combat this?

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0-10 degrees F: White

11-20 degrees F: Black

21-30 degrees F: Grey

31-40 degrees F: Dark Blue

41-50 degrees F: Green

51-60 degrees F: Purple

61-70 degrees F: Pink

71-80 degrees F: Teal

81-90 degrees F: Yellow

91-100 degrees F: Orange

101-110 degrees F: Red

(Temperatures are based on the average for the day.)

The Blanket hasn’t fared as well as the scarf has. There was about a ten day stretch where I had simply too much schoolwork to be able to knit. There is noticeable progress though. I thought that because it has been such along time since I posted a picture of the blanket I’d repost the last one I uploaded.

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This was last spring I think.

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This was Friday.

The one from this spring is actually wrong side up. Woopsie.