Monday, March 02, 2009

Monday, Monday...

... and what a very cold, snowy Monday it is! I had planned to get a review up today, but instead I'll bring you a little weekend wrap up report. First up, a couple of FO's!

The Reversible Cabled Brioche Stitch Scarf is finished and ready to ship off to my ISE 7 pal in Australia (yes, I got spoiled by an Australian ... but I also get to send to another!). I'm a couple of days late in my shipping, however the scarf and lots of goodies (which I hope are well worth the wait) will be on their way to her first thing tomorrow morning.

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I really love this pattern and will definitely make it again. The result is beautiful. I used Classic Elite Provence cotton, since the theme of this swap was spring, but would most likely choose some super soft merino wool or alpaca for the next one (I already have a gift recipient in mind). Almost 2 skeins of the Provence resulted in a scarf just over 63" long... perfect for wrapping, however my star model was caught napping on the job (note the purple color in the pic with Lola is the more true yarn color which was hard to capture).

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I also finished Emma's first hat, the Cabled Baby Hat in preemie size. This pattern does not include gauge or sizing information, just the Debbie Bliss yarn and needles suggested for either a preemie or newborn size. I used the called for yarn (Baby Cashmerino) and needles (size 3) and produced what seems to be a very teeny-tiny adorable hat.

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It looks so tiny to me that I'm second guessing if it'll even fit teeny-preemie Emma, so I've already cast on #2, going up a size in needles. I'll probably bring them up to Mama later this week so we'll see what a preemie size really is.

Speaking of the beautiful princess, here are a couple pics from when I visited on Saturday. She was under a UV light, which helps get rid of the jaundice...

Baby's so cool, she's gotta wear shades!

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Here are a couple of better pics passed on from her Mama & Dada...

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Enjoy the rest of your Monday... I'll have some reviews coming up this week and I'll also be updating my Etsy shop throughout the week (3 new sets were posted today), so stay tuned!


6 comments:

Anita said...

The scarf & hat both came out great!!

And those last photos of the baby are just too cute. :)

Channon said...

LOVE your FOs, and the little cutie. I hope she's getting stronger every day.

gemma said...

She's really lovely your little Emma. Tell your cousin she forgot the "G" .... tee hee just messing with you.

The hat looks lovely, as does the scarf.

Dianne said...

Love that scarf, and the hat is adorable. Kisses to sweet Emma!

Grace said...

Oh My she is just the ssweetest little baby, absolutely adorable

Bubblesknits said...

She's absolutely beautiful! Look at that sweet little face! :-)

If she needs more little preemie hats to keep her head warm, let me know.

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