Saturday, January 19, 2013


After having this little bundle of joy I've developed an obsession with all knitting for babies. The main obsession I've developed is for baby footwear. No surprise since I'm a shoe lover myself.

We all know and love the Saartje's Bootees pattern. They're easy, quick, and so darn cute! I've made a couple of pairs myself and think they're great to start with. After having a baby I know how hard it is to keep shoes on but you still want to keep their little toes warm.

I recently came across Baby Cowgirl Booties on Pinterest. After checking out these booties I read further down the page that there's a pattern. What?! I can knit these! I'm not necessarily a country fan but I can certainly see the need for Miss Avery to have a pair of these. Although the sizing is for newborns I can easily adapt it to make them bigger. Everyone needs a pair of cowboy boots- even a baby!

Thanks to Etsy I found a couple more patterns for baby booties. The Apple Baby Booties which have a sweet design on the tops of them and the Stylish Baby Boots which I can see good for staying on those tricky little baby feet since they have the high cuff.

I know Avery is too young to appreciate this or care but I'm going to start her early on appreciating good footwear. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pine Forest Progress

I never realized how difficult it would be to knit with a baby. Oh sure. Just put the baby down for a nap and knit away. Let's assume for a moment that she will actually sleep. In that short amount of time I have to decide 1) Will I nap? 2) Will I work on the crazy amount of laundry that is now piling up in my laundry room? 3) How about reading a book? I mean I am a Language Arts teacher for goodness sakes! 4) Maybe a little knitting? 5) Shower? 6) Workout to get rid of the remaining baby fat- yeah right! Good luck with that one.

Well needless to say I've done a little bit more knitting on the Pine Forest Baby Blanket. I just want to get done with it so that I can work on something for Avery. I really don't think I'm going to keep the blanket for her. I think I'll give it away to someone with a new baby.

I've been looking at patterns on Ravelry and Pinterest to get an idea for the next project. I love the Bow Scarf for when Avery gets a little bit bigger and for when it's colder here. What little girl doesn't need a chunky scarf with a big bow on it? I know my girl needs one! I'm sure a matching headband will be in order too.

Hurry up and finish the blanket already!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Back For A New Year

It's pretty unbelievable that I haven't blogged in over a year. Life got away from me and I haven't taken the time to write it down. One of the biggest life changes that happened this past year is the birth of my daughter, Avery. I never thought I would have kids and here she is! Surprise!

My entire pregnancy I wasn't able to knit. My fingers were swollen and I had horrible pains in my hands when I would try to knit. Now that it's been six weeks since Avery's birth I've finally settled back into knitting again for the same reason I taught myself to knit all those years ago- relaxation. Right now I'm working on the Pine Forest Baby Blanket. It's a pretty easy pattern that has an easy to remember gull lace pattern. I'm not sure if this will end up being for Avery or for someone else who is having a baby. We have so many baby blankets this one might just end up as a gift!

I don't normally make New Year's resolutions but I definitely think that this year I will be documenting this baby adventure and the knitting I do to go along with it. I have this weird desire to knit sweaters, hats, booties, socks, mittens (even though we live in Texas and the likelihood of needing them is minimal!), and anything and everything I can possibly knit for this little girl. With that being said, my goal is to blog weekly and actually finish knitting projects every month. There! I've put it out into the Universe.