Wednesday, April 17, 2013

yarn along...

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The bonnet is going to be way too big but it should fit her well next winter. So now I am picking up stitches on the hat that she has outgrown, if it is a little longer it should stay on her head just fine.

Here in our mountains a wool hat can be needed year round if you consider chilly summer nights as well. Do any of you have a favorite pattern for baby hats or bonnets? Or booties? She has outgrown all her little knit socks too..

Next up to knit will be another pair of pants like the ones she is often wearing in the photos here. They were a gift, the Elizabeth Zimmerman baby leggings, hopefully I will be able to work out the pattern and knit up a cute pair too. They are very versatile and super cute, I think I will be making them the same size, just lots lots longer. I am going to use this neat seamoss peace fleece yarn we just got from the waldorf co-op.

The other lovely yarns in the picture were gifts as well. Some so so soft grey alpaca from my dear friend Melanie. And some pretty green yarn, a color called Lark, which is appropriate since it came from sweet Ginny. Ginny sent the yarn last year when I was pregnant so I could knit something for baby. But without baby being born, not knowing if it was a boy or girl, I just couldn't commit to any specific project for it. I am still undecided but sure do look forward to knitting something special with it.


I have a few different books around for reading right now. I read Children at Play about 10 years ago and have wanted to re-read it because it is very sweet. We are lucky that one of the kind-of-local libraries has some good Waldorf books...


Elsa likes when we try her bonnet on her, needles and all still attached. But she likes sucking on her hands best...


Happy to join the join the Yarn Along this week!


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12 comments:

Mama Ash Grove said...

Oh I have Children at Play, and haven't read it in a long while! Thanks for the reminder!
Oh, sweet Elsa how soft and sweet she looks! I wish I could really walk down the path and see her and love her up!
Love,
Mel

suzanne said...

Hello Renee

I think you have the most beautiful little rose bud..Elsa is a beautiful name . Renee she looks just like her sisters. I am sure she is adored. Please send me your address again as `i would love to send her something. My email address is suzane@mweb.co.za

have a wonderful day with all your little girls.
lots of love
suzanne
X

Katharine Blair said...

Such great baby pants but the chubby legs are what really make it for me.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh Mel, Yes, please come love her.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Dear beautiful Suzanne, Thank you and so nice to hear from you. I look forward to being in touch soon. Love to you too.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hi Katharine, Yes, we love the baby legs best too.
And thank you for sharing your sweet baby and sister love story!

Lori ann said...

oh a baby! oh goodness, she is beautiful, and elsa, what a darling name. her little knits look cozy, i like the colors. i have a book i've really liked, vintage knits for modern babies, i've made many things out of it. i hope that helps!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Lori, Thanks, that is kind of helpful.. I actually have that book, but the last thing I tried to make from it had frustrating pattern errors and so I had set it aside. Lots of cute things in there though, and if I run into trouble with one of the patterns again maybe I can ask you for help...

Nadja said...

Elsa is breathtakingly sweet! Oh...and the yarn is nice, too...!

slowslows said...

It is seeing the sweet baby knits that makes me want to have more...SO sweet!!

Appleshoe said...

So cute. I love the bonnet and the book Children at Play. I am hoping to knit a few more things for my son (yes, got his sweater done just in time), but my skills (such as they are)are not as advanced as yours. Take care.

nicole spring said...

Oh the cuteness! You are killing me!! I miss you so and have been wanting to just pick up the phone and call...
Did mye-mail make it through to you awhile back?

Love you and miss you!!!