fogt baby wrap

wee sweaters. the pattern is heading to the test knitters shortly.
stripey fogt baby wrap
sport weight yarn. big buttons.  i love them.
yellow fogt baby wrap
two down, one to go. i need to finish this soon so i can distribute them… especially to that one person who has already had her baby.  running a bit late on that, but in my defense, the baby was running a bit early.

stripey on ravelry here. yellow on ravelry there.

have a very merry christmas!


Pacific Tomten

I finally finished this one! There really was no need until it actually fit him, which is now.

The handspun yarn is an early falkland fiber club colorway and the dark brown is some recycled sweater wool that I’ve used in a gazillion projects.  Most useful color ever.
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Tomten Pattern
pacific tomten
pacific tomten
Love that hood! Unfortunately he does not. hee hee.
pacific tomten
pacific tomten

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excuses, excuses

so i have three good excuses for not being here for almost a month.

1) i am knitting! i finished a sweater. other things in progress including a vest and sweater for M, and this summer’s shawl which i still haven’t finished.
2) indie knit and spin. vendor searching, vendor accepting. it is expanding this year, so it’s taking a bit more work.

3) and lastly, the first trimester of a new pregnancy. baby building is hard… especially with a teethy 2 year old who no longer naps.

notes about the sweater:
on ravelry here.

this sweater would have fit much much better if i had actually finished it back in 2010 before i got pregnant with m. instead, my body has changed shape and i could have used to go up at least one size. i moved the buttons down so they didn’t choke me and i think it may be quite cute with my pregnant belly sticking out of it… or if not cute, at least it will still fit since it only has the 3 buttons.

i’ll also be publishing a pattern tomorrow!  woohoo.