March 31, 2011

Small Style: Hand Knit Edition

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Before I tell you about what she's wearing, I have to tell you a couple funny things Ivy did this week.  I guess she was trying to nurse the other night in bed while I was deep asleep. Jeff said I told her no (I do not recall this) and she dramatically proclaimed, "You never give me nah-nap anymore!" (For the record, yes I do.)

Yesterday afternoon my in-laws watched all the kids for me while I met with the videographer for Listen To Your Mother (our meeting went great- so excited p.s. tickets are on sale now here!) and when we were getting ready I heard Ivy say something about showing Grandma her new pink purse and taking Grampa a turkey sandwich. I assumed she meant her play food. Side note: she had turkey for lunch.

We arrive at Grandma & Grandpa's and soon my father-in-law says look what Ivy brought for me! Turkey deli meat wrapped neatly in a paper towel, kept in her new pink purse since lunch time.

I finished knitting the tunic above just a few minutes ago. It was much more difficult than I had thought it would be but it didn't help that my needles came out of a whole row of tricky stitches and so I had to improvise for a while until I could get somewhat back on track. Also, I was over half-way through when I realized I was knitting it for a size smaller than I had planned! Oh well, it turned out awesome anyway. (I had originally wanted it to be a longer dress, but instead it's more like a tunic/top.)

tunic- "fiona's top" handknit by me
jeans- tea collection (carrot fit denim pants)

robot sweater

This is one of my favorite outfits Ivy has been wearing lately. The sweater is one I knit a long time ago for Gray with the infamous retro robot buttons. Now it's her fave. And the overalls are still the cutest thing ever.

sweater: handknit by me
mushroom tunic: misha lulu
painter's overalls: tea collection


Knitting patterns & info can be found on my ravelry page- I'm babywearknittery.


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21 comments:

  1. I love the little tunic, very cute!

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  2. I am laughing so hard at the turkey in the purse. Tunic is adorable.

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  3. First off, love the turkey sandwich story -- what a funny ( and thoughtful) girl!

    The tunic is darling. You are so good with those knitting needles, lady!

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  4. Oh wow, so lovely!! I've started trying to crochet lately... scary undertaking!

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  5. you did an awesome job on that tunic! and i think there needs to be a book just one what 2 year olds say, because they crack me up.

    and how sweet that she saved her turkey sandwich! ;)

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  6. Yeah!! More knitting inspiration! When I see a new blog post pop up from you I get so excited. :)

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  7. that tunic is so sweet.

    and ivy is so cute. i love that she saved her lunch for grampa...super sweet!

    and the nursing thing...funny!

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  8. oh man you're talented. I myself would wear that top. And the sweater.

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  9. Stink'n adorable! I need some stuff like that for my little one!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Steph, that tunic is stunning. I cannot believe you can make things that believe. What a lucky little girl Ivy is! Now, can you make one my size? I love the other little sweater you knit, too. I love your style!

    Also, thank you so, so much for your support and participation. I really appreciate it and I really appreciate you! :)

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  11. I just love all your knitting Steph. You are so talented. Makes me wish I could that... Wow.

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  12. Ah you finished the tunic! I Love it with a capital L! Beautiful work, sister.

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  13. very cute and I love the little things she says. So cute.

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  14. I love that tunic! If you ever decide to start selling your creations, you let me know. Makes me wish I knew how to knit better!

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  15. I love that you repurpose boys' clothes for your daughter. Personally I'm not THAT crazy about pink pink pink princess pink, so a little girl in a robot button sweater is just about the most adorable thing that I can think of.

    Also: that tunic = gorgeous.

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  16. so glad the info is on ravelry... i have lots of little girl babies in my life this year!

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  17. I love that she brought turkey, what a friendly girl!

    Awesome work on the top, it's so incredibly cute and my goodness, she resembles your Mom in that top photo!

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  18. I laughed when I read that she kept her turkey.

    Ivy is the cutest!

    Your knitery is awesome!!

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  19. The tunic is beautiful! I love the turkey story. I know the grandparents loved it too.

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  20. that tunic is one of the very first thing's i fav'd on raverly (i think two years ago!) but i have always shied away from it b/c i was worried it was too hard for me...maybe now that i have done some tougher things it is time for me to take the plunge. thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. you're amazing with the needles, steph. really, gorgeous stuff!

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