Getting Creative…

It’s been quite a long while since my last post. I guess I should never have anticipated that my daily schedule can more or less stay the same. Anyway, here we go…a catch up-post.

A friend of mine saw a picture of the lacy beanie I made for Sunshine and asked if I could knit one for her daughter too. As I wanted to keep those knitting needles going, I quickly agreed. I’m not really one to make a same pattern twice so I asked her if she’d like the Tiffany Lace version of the Two Lace Baby Hats. She said yes and that she actually prefers it over the Fan Lace version (which is the one I made for Sunshine). She wanted a bow ribbon added, if possible, so I said I’ll see what I can do about it and off to the yarn shop I went to get some purple yarn, as requested.

I found a lovely 100% superwash merino wool in 8ply in violet and got the project going. Like the Fan Lace version, the pattern isn’t very hard to follow. My main challenge was finding the time to work on it. After about three weeks, I completed the beanie…with a bow too! And here it is:

Tiffany Lace Beanie, modified with an added bow.

Tiffany Lace Beanie, modified with an added bow.

I didn’t want to search online for a bow pattern, so I thought up one for myself. Using the same yarn for the beanie, I made two small rectangles in stockinette stitch. Using the leftover yarn from my Mantova blouse project, Continue reading


One Lacy Baby Beanie

Here it is…my first post-pregnancy project, made using the remaining yarn from Sunshine’s baby blanket:

Fan Lace Beanie_01

This beanie follows the Fan Lace version of the Two Lace Baby Hats pattern as listed on Ravelry. I started this project when winter was setting in downunder, and my fingers were itching badly to knit once again. I really wanted to knit something and I wanted that something to be quick and easy. Sunshine already has enough booties so I thought a little beanie will be a good idea! Besides, I’ve never made a beanie before so I set this as a challenge to try my skills on something new.

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These Little Feet

Greetings to all!

It’s been more than four months since my last post. How I’ve missed writing and reading fellow blogger’s posts! Having a new member in the household is indeed a full on job! It only took me about three months to get comfy with my Sunshine (not her real name :p) and start satisfying my itching fingers, haaa…

Anyway, I mentioned in my last post about a pair of multicoloured booties. I finished them before Sunshine was born but never ended up having the time to post a picture to share. Well here they are now, wrapped snuggly around its owners little feet.

Multicolour Booties_1

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For Them Tiny Feet

For her, with love.

For her, with love.

Here it is, one of the pair of booties I had in mind to for my little one’s tiny feet.

Following the video I put up two weeks ago on making your own knitted buttons, I put my head (and fingers) down whenever I wasn’t busy feeling sleepy and prepping baby things to whip up this pair. It was all lovely with the matching buttons, but still it was looking kind of plain. Then the other day, hubby and I was at a weekend market and we saw a stall selling haberdashery. I zipped on over and then there it was!!! The Windmill Buttons that I had been searching high and low for! To say I felt absolutely overjoyed is an understatement. I quickly picked out a pair and went to pay for them. Now that they are sewn onto the front of the pair of booties, it looks wonderfully complete 🙂

There are still two pairs that have got their straps and buttons on, but without embellishments. With the impending birth, I may just have to let baby wear them as is. Or I can hope that I will have time a bit later on (before baby’s feet get too big) to find something nice and add them to the booties.

At the moment, there’s a fourth pair waiting to be sewn up. It’s made of multicolour yarn. I LOVE multicolour yarn! If I get a chance to, I may add another post about it later today. Otherwise, this will be my last post for a while; I’m taking maternity leave from my blog. So before I end this, I’d like to say ‘Hi!’ to my new followers, thank you for following me :). Do hang around and I sincerely hope you enjoy reading my posts.

Hopefully I won’t be away for too long. But for now, till I can pop back in to say hello again, I wish all of you a lovely lovely Wednesday!

Inspired by Knitted Buttons

I started making a few pairs of booties while I was making the Tulips Blanket, but I was lacking inspiration to have them finished.

I still haven’t finished them. The three pairs have been sitting in my knitting bag hanging out with each other, waiting for their straps and bits of decorations. Knowing that they’re there unfinished had made me feel really really awful. Still, the inspiration wouldn’t come.

Initially I thought to get some tulip-shaped or windmill-shaped buttons for the booties. So I searched high and low on the Internet and through shops, but I couldn’t find any such buttons. BOO! Then I thought I’ll get some simple buttons and use those instead. Yet something inside me didn’t really want to go ahead with that because doing so seems like I’m not putting any effort into making these booties special. I’ve really been struggling to come up with ideas. I badly want to be creative but my creative juice bottle is empty and hasn’t been filled up for months! Some phantom drained me dry and somehow made sure it stays so. =( Oh wait…it’s not a phantom! It’s just one of the many amazing powers of the baby growing inside me.

Since last week, I’ve been surfing through websites for ideas. Nothing in particular truly inspired me, though I did come across some very pretty baby booties 😀 I am so envious of those crafters’ creativity! Then earlier today, I thought to Google ‘knitted buttons’ and I found this —>

Perhaps some of you have already seen this clip, or perhaps you know how to make your own knitted buttons through other methods. It never crossed my mind that this could be done, and so simply too! For me, coming across this video now is like striking gold! I finally have an idea of what I want to do with the booties =D I’m going to make me some buttons using the same yarn I made the booties out of, and then I’m going embellish the front of the little shoes with other fancy buttons, ribbons or flowers. Oh I’m so very happy now that I have a direction!

Off to the needles I go…. =D

My Labour of Love – The Tulips Blanket

Mr Hubby said to me this morning, ‘It’s Tuesday today.’

I looked at him and just managed to utter an ‘Mmmm’ as a reply.

I know what he meant, and I know some of you may be wondering why I’ve gone quiet. I haven’t been doing my Tuesday posts and it’s not because I’ve gone into labour already – there’s still about another 5 weeks for that. So what’s been going on? Well, I think the thing is all the baby research has put my mind on information overload and I just lost the ability to sit down in front of the computer for a fair while to get anything done. This morning it felt like today’s another one of those days, but I told forced myself to just sit down and get this done, or it will never get off the To-Do list.

So here it is, the blanket project that I had been working on….FINISHED.

The Tulips Blanket

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