the plan

i have a plan. it includes publishing 2 more patterns and getting 3 more patterns out to test knitters before this baby is ready to come. think i can make it? here’s a sneak peek – hat, mittens, kiddo sized sweater (not baby!)
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sadly, the fogt baby wrap kits have been put on hold because my hips aren’t cooperating. if you really want one, send me an email to cosymakes(!at)gmail(dot!)com and we can discuss it. i did get some done before my hips started misbehaving and making a couple of kits for folks won’t kill me.

it was once cold

and i decided that m did not have a warm enough hat or mittens… so i made these some time in january. and thought i’d re-size the set and publish the pattern, but it’s getting close to birth month and this might not happen.  so here.  on this 60 degree day, have a boy in the snow with his hat and mittens.
sea anenome mitts/hat
he chose the red skein of yarn and 2 of the other colors.  he also loves the giant pompom and calls it the sea anemone.
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as he would say today – no hat, no mittens. and for some reason he always says ‘because you took your mittens and your hat off.’ both apply.

ptarmigan hat kits

this kit includes:
the Ptarmigan Hat Pattern
175 yds of main color
65 yds of a contrasting color
of either my hand dyed Rainbow Chard and/or Snapdragon Sport

here’s my original
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and here’s a ptarmigan from melinda, one of my lovely test knitters
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There is only one kit of each color available. They’re in the shop here… and here’s your preview :)
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next up: august vest kits. probably next weekend.

heron hat kits!

listing these in the shop today.
here’s my original hat (and the pattern on ravelry)
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and here’s one by one of my fabulous test knitters – aimee
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and here is a peek at the kits
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click over to the shop to see details. these are one off kits! so get them when you see them because there won’t be another like it.  i’ll be posting the ptarmigan and loon kits over the next few days too… so if none of these are quite you, there will be other color combos for the other patterns.

sharon’s mitts and hat

when a good friend turned 40 this year, i knew she needed something special. that is when i stole a skein of handspun she bought from me and knit these for her. i didn’t think she’d get around to doing it for quite a while otherwise ;)
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i’ve always wanted to make these mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann, because they look so awesome in handspun. so this seemed like a good time (ahem, excuse) to do so. raveled here.
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then i had some yarn left, so i figured she needed a hat. i was tempted to make a reflection hat because they look so good in handspun, but no. couldn’t do that. instead i made her this tree hat. i’m thinking about writing up the pattern… we’ll see if i get around to it before the babe is born. raveled here.
and here it is on her head.
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hats for the boys

mount jumbo hat for my brother – raveled here
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for one of my brother-in-laws – raveled here
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the two people i always knit for around the holidays, because they both always wear them. nothing inspires me to knit for folks as much as appreciation and actually wearing the item.
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ben wants one too.  i’m not sure when i’ll get around to that ;)  he has a lot of hats, so i don’t feel too bad.  snapdragon sport and rainbow chard light.

this pattern (recipe) is heading to the test knitters this week.

more small things

same bootee pattern as here.  easily memorized, super portable, and addictive is what i dub these ones. i made up the hats.

mix of 2 ply spindle spun handspun and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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pink/purple handspun singles, spindle spun – raveled here
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blue green addabootees made out of my hand dyed chard light and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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i might keep one more set or the just bootees for my wee babe and the rest will be baby gifts for the next round of winter babies.