Friday, August 27, 2010
Yashar, a Cool Weather Crafty Gathering and some exciting features
Look at this cutey! He's grown so much. I’m already thinking about what we will do for his third birthday! I really can’t believe it. When he was a baby I would ask other parents if it got easier and they would often reply that it didn’t! That it was just different. They had me a little scared! I suppose that everyone’s experience is different though – because I have to say, yes things are different, but they are also a lot easier...and much more fun! Phew! Life is good.
I don't know about you guys, but now that the weather is a couple of degrees cooler I'm preparing for the cold winter ahead. I bought this gorgeous hoodie on sale from Aunty Ollie (I'll be sure to take some photos once it arrives - the things at Aunty Ollie are so beautiful!) and I'm back knitting again already! I have picked up knitting this scarf again for Yashar and I have lots more projects lined up! So this week's Crafty Gathering is all about cool weather and keeping warm...because, if you are anything like me, you had better get started now so they will be finished in time!
The 'Baby Sophisticate' sweater from Stockinette. I plan to knit this is a larger size for Yashar. You can find the free pattern here. Apparently it is a very quick knit - yay!
I love this Owls jumper from Needled. You can buy the pattern here. From what I have been reading the pattern for this is exceptional and gives a really good fit.
This scarf and hat are both from one of my favourite pattern designers Kirsten Kapur. So cool! She has a blog 'Through the Loops' where you can find the patterns and projects she is working on, lots of photos of her awesome and totally unique kids in them and also in their band The NowhereNauts.
The pattern for the Kersti Stripe scarf is free here.
The pattern for the Thorpe hat is free here and the changes for a baby version are here.
Also, I have been extra cheery around here because my sideboard before and after was featured on two sites I love - Design*Sponge and Kirmizi Minder. A big and very warm welcome to everyone new that has made their way over from those two sites and thank you so much Design*Sponge and Kirmizi Minder!
Have a great weekend everybody!