Hi, it's me again.

It's been a long time since I've posted, but I think we can all agree there is a lot going on over here. Warren is fabulous and gorgeous. We've passed the 8 month mark already. I still can't believe how big he's gotten. He sits up on his own now, munches on teething cookies and other mama-approved solid foods with vigor, does the army crawl, and is just generally wonderful in every way. Now that my Warren gushing is out of the way, I can move on to the many FOs I have finished since my last post.

Rufus Cardigan
  • Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (3 skeins), handspun alpaca (brown, partial skein)
  • Pattern: Rufus Textured Cardigan by Kristen Rengren from Vintage Baby Knits

  • Pattern: Coline by Lucy Sweetland
  • Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Mineshaft colorway
  • Mods: I knit a wide 2x2 rib band so it could be rolled up over the ears. This also made it a more manly looking hat than the one in the pattern. Also, I knit the band in the L size, but only decreased for the rest of the hat up to the M size, making it more of a beanie than a slouchy hat.

Citron Shawl
  • Pattern: Citron Shawl by Hillary Smith Callis
  • Yarn: My own handspun plus a bit of Australian wool in lime green for the bind off
  • Mods: I used worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles

Ok, I have time for one more at the moment.

Mystery Socks
  • Pattern: TTL Mystery Sock 2010 by Kirsten Kapur
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Multi in Hearth colorway
  • Mods: none

Now that the blog neglect is out of the way, I can stop feeling so guilty about it. Also, I hope you all are listening to the Revenge of the Knits podcast, which I do with my good friend Julie. We are really behind on getting episodes edited and up on itunes, but there are 6 episodes up already for your listening pleasure.

That's all there is for now, but I have a few other FO's to share later. I felt like they deserved their own separate posts. :) Ta-ta!


Baby Mario: Warren's First Cosplay

For Warren's first anime convention, we dressed him up as Mario. I knit the hat using this pattern generator.

There was much squee-ing. Much, much, much...

And just when we thought it couldn't get any cuter, this happened:

Cuteness overload.

**Also, the 3rd episode of Revenge of the Knits is available through itunes and the Revenge of the Knits website. Episode 4 is coming soon!


Kanoko Pants

I "finished" a pair of Kanoko pants for Warren.

I say "finished" because I need to add elastic to the waistband so they will actually fit him. :)

I also have pictures of him in the Snug jacket I made for him while he was still only gestating. He wears this one A LOT. It's a great pattern.

Also, Episode 2 of Revenge of the Knits is forthcoming!


It's kind of a big deal.

Well, I've gone and done it. I've joined the ranks of the many and proud knitting podcasters out there. I'm not in it alone. My lovely co-host is a good friend of mine named Julie and we ramble on at length about knitting and nerding. It's called Revenge of the Knits (Get it? Snort, snort) and we like to think it's pretty awesome. Please give us a listen and subscribe to us in iTunes and/or through our website. We'd really appreciate it. :) I just used an emoticon so you KNOW I'm serious.

Revenge of the Knits website and show notes


iTunes link

I assure you, "nerding" is a word. If it isn't, it certainly should be.


Two Sweaters.

One big. One small.


  • Yarn: Cascade Eco +
  • Mods: None
  • Verdict: I love it. It's easy to put on and go.


  • Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman
  • Yarn: Newton's Yarn Co., merino cashmere blend and a touch of Brown Sheep Nature Spun fingering
  • Mods: None
  • Verdict: He only fit in it for a short while because I used fingering. Even when it did fit him, it was short in the arms. This seems to be part and parcel to the pattern itself and not a mistake or gauge issue. In the future, I will use a much heavier yarn and figure out a way to lengthen the sleeves. Still, it was very cute while it fit.

Other news:

I have a thousand things on the needles. Hopefully, I will finish some of it soon.

Babies are distracting...in a good way. Sorry I haven't posted lately. I really do want to get back to it. Does having the cutest three month old ever count as a good excuse? I mean, come on. Just look at this kid!

Grrrr! I know. Very scary. ;)


Remember these?

Here are a few pics of Warren in two of those soakers I knit him. He was only able to fit in these for the first two weeks, now they are way too small for him. :(

He still looks so little to me, but I guess the boy has grown a lot. :) A lot of his newborn clothes don't fit anymore, especially with the cloth diapers creating extra bulk.Can I just say that I think Warren is totally awesome? While I do find motherhood (and especially breastfeeding) to be more stressful than I anticipated, this kid is adorable enough to make it all worth it. He completed his 6th week of life yesterday and he's becoming more alert, playful, and stronger everyday. I'm pretty sure most of the smiles are still gas related, but I think more and more of those cute little faces are becoming intentional. He even laughed in his sleep this morning.

Here are a few of his "Six Week" pictures:

Cute. That's all. Just cute.

But enough baby talk, you're here for the knitting. I'm working on approximately 80,000 projects right now without really having any time at all to work on them. I'm nearly finished with a Baby Surprise Jacket:

I've made more progress than the photo lets on. I swear. It will be done in a day or so. Then...PICTURES! Of the "modeled" variety!

I'm also getting close to finishing a sweater for me. Here's a sleeve:

I've actually finished both sleeves and most of the body up to the point where it all gets joined into one piece. Yeah. Like I said, I'm getting close. Good job, me.

And it's a good thing too, since I just bought yarn for another sweater (from the most recent Interweave) and I might need to use the same needles...depending on my gauge and preference...blah, blah, blah.

I've got much more than that on the needles, but let's be honest. I'm not working on them religiously. I have nearly warped my loom too, but I can only work on warping it in small bursts before being interrupted. Once it's finally warped, it will be easier to squeeze in weaving time than knitting time, I'm sure. Or maybe not. I've never tried to weave with a newborn in the house before. I've never tried sewing with one either...and I just bought fabric to make a ring sling. Perhaps, I am in over my head here.

A final bit of blabber. Stitches Midwest is fast approaching. My attendance is undecided. I would like to go, but there are three things that might stop me: convenience, finances, and potential visitors that weekend. We shall see. I haven't missed a Stitches since I learned it existed.



Warren Uel Khailo!

Well, we had our baby, named him Warren, and pretty much stopped sleeping. He was born on June 27th, weighing in at 7 lbs 6.23 oz. I was in labor for a good day before pushing for three hours. The doctor had to use forceps. It was that or a complicated C-section because he was already in the birth canal at that point.

We love him. :)