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.

 

Pink Bubbles

I have been away from my needles too long… But as more and more snow is falling down from the sky, I have less and less enthusiasm to go outdoors. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow. I just adore gazing into the winter wonderland from my sofa while holding on to a cup of tea with ginger and my needles.

IMG_9097 I have a good friend who shares my feelings for the cold outdoors. However, she just moved to spend the winter in a much colder town.  So, I decided she deserves something pink and bubbly for Christmas.

It is ok to publish the work in progress here – the set will hardly be a surprise. Actually, I knitted most of the hat while a consuming gallons of tea and watching a Hot in Cleveland marathon with her.

And back to my needles I go, I have a lot of things to finish for the holidays!