Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Overalls

I had several skeins of the spring delight colorway that I was planning on selling. But I loved the color combination so much I decided to knit something up. The overalls are pretty basic. Just shorties with a front panel and back straps added.
I used purple trim to bring out that particular color. Well everyone I talked to said that they overalls are way too girly and I can't dress Reid in them. I don't particularly care about gender type stuff, but I don't want to keep getting hassled about it.

And this is the official photo
The overalls are adorned with hand made polymer clay buttons.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I just had to share this family picture, it was our first hike of the season and the boys loved it. Of course we just had to go and pick a trail rated "most difficult", before having kids we used to power walk up the incredibly steep switch backs and beat everyone to the top. This time I made it about 1/2 way to the top, not too bad for carrying a baby on my front. Hopefully we'll be back again and make it all the way to the top of the mountain.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spring Delight

Spring Delight, originally uploaded by blissfulknits.

The hardest thing about dyeing is the naming of new colorways....
I've been thinking all day what to call this one. Looking outside at the gray, dreary, skies, I just had to name it after the spring we never got this year.

Dear Oregon, PLEASE bring spring back, we are less than a week away from official summer and I am yet to wear shorts outside.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reid Romper

Reid Romper, originally uploaded by blissfulknits.

I am really enjoying knitting these rompers, they are quick and easy. I started this last week but wasn't able to finish because I didn't have any of the natural colored trim. The main colorway is my original 'Alpine Meadow'
The big box of undyed yarn finally arrived and I have been knitting and dyeing like a mad woman.
The buttons really add that special touch to it. I couldn't decide on a specific color so I just used all of them!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wildwood Romper Sneak Peek

Wildwood Romper, originally uploaded by blissfulknits.

This romper isn't finished yet. I ran out of yarn and simply have not had the time to drive over to the local shop that carries it. I tried a shop that is closer to my house but they don't carry this particular brand. I'm hoping to make it to my mom's neighborhood this Friday and pickup some more.
Life with two kiddos is certainly keeping me busy.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Leaf Romper

Summer Leaf Romper, originally uploaded by blissfulknits.

Hot off the needles, a yummy and squishy romper. I used cotton yarn for this project just to be sure a baby doesn't overheat in the summer. I love how bright the colors are and the yarn was a pleasure to work with.
The buttons were made by Tessa Ann. I'm so impressed with their quality. And they really add that extra dimension to the outfit.

Poor Reid, I knit this in a 0-3M size and he's a bit too big and I really had to squeeze him into the romper for the pictures. I have another romper in the works and I'll be sure to add extra length to it!