Slouchy leg warmers

March 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

Stella baby leg warmers

My knitting speed is about as fast as a toddler on a walk. Did you know it could take an hour to walk home 3 blocks from the farmers market? Yeah, that’s about how fast I knit these days too. But looky here, I finished some baby leg warmers for a new little friend. Little Bear was kind enough to model them for us. I had the perfect yarn in my stash, GGH Samoa yarn, left over from the K sweater. And there was just enough yarn for these. Yay for stash busting. I like the stripes but I think I’ll go with long and stretchy leg warmers next time. I call them slouchy because I think they would be on a newborn, but a good fit on growing chunky legs too.

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How to dress a monkey

March 18, 2012 § 1 Comment

Smocked dresses

I’ve been thinking about little girls clothes a lot lately in my day dreams. I have a secret agenda to clothe the girls in all vintagy ¬†styles and hand knits. We have some wonderful vintage, or vintagesque, clothes from my childhood and Value Village. Many more ideas are floating around my head that I want to sew. But the patterns I concoct in my head are slow to fruition. Side note: I took a quick peek at a pattern book at the fabric store this week and I was sorely disappointed in the childrens patters. Perhaps I just happened to look at the worst one they had, or perhaps I’m very critical and should make my own patterns and buy patterns from ¬†independent sewers.

Bug has a secret agenda to wear only underwear or pajamas, but not both. It was cute to arrive at story time with an independent toddler in pajamas for a while, but now I’m feeling like we all look a little disheveled and frumpy.

Little bear has a not so secret agenda to burp and poop on all her clothes. She is a very successful baby.

Sometimes we pull one of these smocked dresses off the line in their room for each of them. Paired with jeans, and a turtle neck in this season still, we meet my goal of vintage meets playful monkey with messy hair.

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