Autumn, Baby

Ah, how I missed going to the yarn store… And of course, the moment I walked into my “main” place, I headed straight towards my favourite acrylic/wool section and bought myself this combo:

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Perfect autumn colours, if you ask me. And together they will make a perfect blanket for an autumn baby.

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The two important sources supporting me in making the blanket were Knitculture’s Beachcomber Blanket tutorial¬†and Biscuits and Jam’s Random Stripe Generator.

I still need to weave the ends and crochet the edge, but I already love what the blanket looks like.

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Baby frogs

Tomorrow I’ll be meeting a childhood friend for dinner. She is living in a different country, so I don’t see her that often. And this time, she will be definitely more round than the last time I saw her – her baby is due in April. So, of course I can not go to meet her empty-handed.

IMG_9187The baby shoe pattern is created by an Estonian crafter Buffin. Even though the blog is in Estonian, scroll down and you’ll see a nice photo tutorial of how those shoes are made. They are so wonderfully easy and cute that I think it is hard to find an Estonian knitter who hasn’t produced at least one pair of these baby shoes. And I love the frog-buttons! I don’t remember the brand, but they came in a set called “At the pond” with different pairs of frogs, dragonflies and butterflies. Perfect for decorating baby-stuff.

I am also working on a blanket to go with the shoes, but the progress on that seems to go more back than forward right now… at least I have time until ¬†April.