Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Datsun 240Z

A custom gift for a Datsun fanatic (and his new baby). Close enough?

Originally uploaded by aliciamalia.

My new favorite pattern - I made the pair in under three hours with a few scraps of worsted weight yarn I had leftover from a prior project. So cute, and a very simple pattern. There's an adult-sized version as well. Both available from Sylver Designs: http://www.sylverdesigns.com/pattern/booties/maryjaneskimmers.html

Friday, June 19, 2009

Baby Bear Hat

Originally uploaded by aliciamalia.

Another long work in progress. The pattern is a bit complicated (you make a hat, and then work chains of sc around each row to create the "fur"), but it's quite adorable and very warm. I was tempted to turn the hat inside out and make it a really cozy lined hat. I may try the technique as a neck cozy. The pattern runs a little big, but baby will grow into it.

The pattern is available on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6020708). Lots of other very cute projects in the same shop.

Baby Cardigan

Originally uploaded by aliciamalia.

This is a repeat of the very first sweater I ever made. It's the "Lazy Days Daisies Sweater" from a Coats & Clark booklet. It's very simple - almost entirely worked in sc - which was great for the rather loud coral yarn I had on hand.

As it turns out, I was one ball of yarn short, and went through a three month process of trying to find another skein. It was only distributed in England, and discontinued several years ago. How I ended up with 4 skeins is anyone's guess. But I found some finally on ebay.co.uk, and am very pleased with the results.

it still fits!

it still fits! (thanks Alicia!)
Originally uploaded by dubteka.

Here's baby Fabian in his hat. I should make more of these - it has a rolled brim when he was smaller, but is adapting well as he gets older.