Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mosaic Moon "Turning Leaves" shorties

Mosaic Moon "Turning Leaves" Shorties on Montana Targhee

it looks like one leg is bigger than the other but it's not. Guess I was leaning over my big ol' preggo belly and trying not to cast a shadow on the knitting LOL and the late afternoon sun didn't help with casting shadows LOL.

Mosaic Moon "Turning Leaves" on Montana Targhee

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Last weeks projects

MM Birthday Girl
Mosaic Moon "Birthday Girl"

Mosaic Moon "Birthday Girl"

Mosaic Moon "Birthday Girl" Double Braid Close-up

Rainbow soaker - not sure what yarn this was - it had little black and white flecks throughout it that I picked out as I knit and oy was it a pain! But it turned out cute - and I have this onesie to crop and lettuce edge (I just folded it under for the pic)
rainbow soaker set

Look how tiny - if you set the CD on top of the soaker there is less than an inch on each side. It's so easy to forget just how tiny babies are at first!
Rainbow Soaker CD

This is a set for a friend who is due any day now with a little boy. For some reason this did not want to photograph well at all. The shirt really matches it very nicely but the shirt wanted to photograph lighter than it is IRL and the shorts wanted to photograph darker (kinda a brighter green) than they are IRL. It was rainy here so I opened the front door to let some light in to try to get a decent pic but it didnt' work so well :( They really do match nicely in person. Maybe tomorrow I can get a better pic before I mail this off to her.
Baby P set

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend Projects

This weekends projects:
Finished 1/2 of a custom.
cleaned out high boy dresser!

Knit this little top - isn't it sweet! Saw the pattern in a LYS last week. I really tweaked this to where I can't say I followed the pattern at all but I certainly enjoyed this knit and it produced such a cute little top! It is made to be a dress and much fuller than I created.

I literally barely eeked this little top out of leftover yarn from the pixie dust longies that I knit. I had to dig out approx a 24 inch scrap I had used (I think as a lifeline) and wet felt it to the end of my yarn in order to finish binding off and weave in the end! This is supposed to have 4 i-cords for ties at the shoulder but I will be adding ribbon for ties since I ran out of yarn. LOL
There is also a row of eyelets just below the smocked top for a ribbon to go through.

S's smocked top

S's smocked top close top

Also sewed up 13 mamacloth pads for a gift and for myself.

Gift Set:
This is a gift set to a special mama in Canada. Each has various soaker fabrics so she can try out various materials and also vairous shapes/sizes to see what she likes most.
Mamacloth Gift Set
from left to right:
left: 14 inch, 2 birdseye, 2 zorb, 2 flannel, hidden PUL, blue flannel back
left middle: 13inch, flannel, zorb, flannel, 2 birdseye, terry soaker, hidden PUL, coffee addict flannel back
right middle: 13 inch, 1 layer terry, 2 zorb, 1 terry for soaker, green flannel back
right: 9.75 inch, terry, zorb, flannel for soaker, flower/paisley flannel back

My Set:
ranges in size from 9.5 inches to 13 inches. All have zorb sandwiched between other materials (flannel, birdseye, terry, etc) for soaker layers and most have fleece backing.
July 11, 2009 mamacloth

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mosaic Moon Pixie Dust Longies & Ramblings

Tricia - thank you for the fleece soaker! It was so very kind of you! This is Tricia's son, Nico. He is 3 mo old and already 17lbs! Tricia thank you for sharing this photo! and truly thank you very much for the fleece soaker!
Nico 3mo "Tuxedo" Peace Fleece soaker

This pair of longies were so hard to photograph. Parts of the purple wanted to turn out blue in the photo. It was overcast here today and - well these longies just did not want to be photographed LOL. This is a stunning color in person and none of these photographs do this colorway any real justice. You can see more accurate pics of the colorway at the mosaic moon gallery

I ended up having to take a picture inside with a flash and it seems that always washes out the cable and makes it far less noticeable than it is in real life.

Mosaic Moon "Pixie Dust" on 3 ply uruguay merino wool
H16;R16;I7;T8 5spi 3 5/8oz
Plymouth Galway color #89 trim

MM Pixie Dust Longies

MM Pixie Dust Longies leg angle

MM Pixie Dust Longies side

see you really can see the cable LOL
MM Pixie Dust Longies

A picture of Pixie Dust from the Mosaic Moon website

I had picked up a pattern earlier in the week at the LYS to make a sweater top/dress for S. I modified it to be knit in the round rather than flat and also made it shorter to make a top instead of a dress and did fewer YO's so that it was not as full because I knew I would not have enough yarn to do as many increases as they did and I knew I wanted a top and not a dress. I used the Plymouth Galway worsted yarn scrap (2 3/8oz) leftover from the MM Pixie Dust longies. very quick knit! I used every last little bit of wool I had! Even had to wet felt a scrap that was approx 2 feet long onto the very end of the main scrap in order to finish binding off and be able to weave in the end! Didn't even have enough to make the 4 ties on it so I'll be getting some cute ribbon to use for ties. No pics yet since I have not gotten to block it! Did pick up some yarn to knit some little shorts to go with the top today while in town though.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What a sweetie!

I never tire of seeing adorable baby photos! Hayden is simply precious! Those little round baby cheeks! How much sweeter could one be?
Thank you Tish for sharing your photos!
Hayden ZS Bloom headband
Hayden ZS Bloom soaker

Awww - think she was tired of photos?
Hayden ZS Bloom soaker & headband

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Busy Ten Days!

It's been a busy 10 days with the 4th of July Holiday falling in there. What a fun time of year though and a time to remember to say thank you to all of our service members for their service!

YYMN Malabrigo "Hollyhock" for Hollie's coming daughter
Malabrigo Hollyhock Double Braid Longies - Uncertain side

MYMN Cestari Superfine "Watermelon" dyed by me for Hollie's coming daughter
Cestari SF watermelon soaker - Uncertain set
The onesie I found at W-Mart. Saw it and thought it would match so picked it up as a little surprise for Hollie. I chopped it off and lettuce edged it on my serger! I am pleased with how well it matches!

Peace Fleece "Tuxedo" Soaker
PF soaker Trinoc
This started out as, I think "Father's Gray". I overdyed it with black to create something besides boring gray!

15 flannel/flannel or flannel/terry wipes and 5 half sized wipes for carrying in the plastic sposie wipe containers for in diaper bags. This is the first time I've tried serging curves and I'm happy with how they turned out! I will definitely be making more for our coming baby and for a Canadian friend who is expecting! These were for a partial trade for some baby bottles.
wipes 20090705

Katherine was so sweet in allowing me to share these pictures of her precious daughter, Grace, modeling her ATTD Scrappy shorties.
Grace in her ATTD Scrappy shorties

Grace in her ATTD Scrappy shorties