Some of the many mini knitted and crocheted things I’ve made for the Minibeast…
a bit of crochet – ripple blanket
Wee Chickadee by Ysolda Teague, in Spud and Chloe Fine
a dinky hat by Tin Can Knits
Snuggly crochet blanket goodness – this is the perfect size for his pram
first cardigan in Malabrigo Rios
Another lovely Tin Can Knits pattern – adorable and very practical trousered
another ysolda knit – Wee Envelope in Malabrigo Arroyo
Peanut Vest by Tin Can Knits – so hipster it hurts
And finally: an adorable baseball jacket by Debbie Bliss
A few things I’ve learned about making things for babies:
- Knitted trousers are surprisingly practical 😛
- A good washable pram blanket is an essential
- Cardigans and envelope necks all the way.
- Fine knits are much more practical for layering, even in winter.
So there have been a few changes round here…
…we welcomed our Minibeast into the world in November 2015 and our lives have been turned upside down in the most delightful, exhausting, joyous way. Our little house now has a nursery! Filled, obviously, with colourful yarny goodness. Poor child 😛
My pregnancy was hard going and blogging was the last thing on my mind for a long time but now that I’m slowly adjusting to my new life as a mother (I’m someone’s mum! Me! That blows my mind) and am getting into the swing of things with Minibeast, I thought it was high time I got back to this little corner of the Internet.
In my next post I’m going to show you some of the things I’ve made for Minibeast – suffice to say that he’s a young man with a LOT of knitwear in his wardrobe…
Pink sparkly cupcakes to be precise.
The happiest, pinkest, disco-ball-esque cake creations imaginable.
A colleague brought these into the office yesterday, for her birthday. There were huge! I couldn’t even finish mine before the sugar coma kicked in, but they were delicious.
I’m more of a savoury person, I think. I could eat cheese pretty much indefinitely, but I have a definite sugar limit.
My manager, however, ate three of these sweet sugary monsters in quick succession. Impressive stuff!
Sweet or savoury?