February 04, 2008

Munckin Pictures, Sewing, and Knitting

First, a new picture of the munchkins, taken a few days ago. A likes to hold his brother almost as much as B. You can tell it was still early by her crazy hair! Both of the older kids like to be next to J. A will climb up on the couch and pat his back. B did the same to A when he was this age too.
B loves to help with J, and here she is helping to snap up his clothes after a diaper change.
For the few weeks following the holidays I didn't want to knit anything too complicated, so I made this fluffy little bolero for B out of some Lion Brand Fun Fetti that I found in the sale bin at Joann's. She loves it, of course!
Two weeks ago, I washed, carded, spun, and dyed some Dorset/Romney fleece from a sheep named Maggie, who lives at Ewe and I Farm. It made a wonderfully bouncy and lofty yarn.
The yarn was knit up into soakers, which were auctioned off to help a friend whose family business was lost in a fire last month. The hat ans booties were made with Lion Suede. The hat features an owl cable, but the brown really didn't photograph well. I designed the booties on the fly. I knew that ribbing in this yarn wouldn't work well, so I added the button and strap instead. The diapers for this and the girly set were knit by my friend Rachel from the Darling Diaper newborn pattern. The brown wool for the i-cord and embroidered owl came from a sheep named Maxine at Serenity Farms. Her wool was a dream to spin! It was so soft and bouncy that I had a hard time putting it down, I wish I had more!

Here is J modeling the booties. They are nice because they don't kick off easily!

The girly set has the patterns, except the hat has a scalloped edge, and the booties are mary-jane style. I added croched flowers to the soaker ties.

A and J were needing new soakers to go over their diapers, and I haven't had the time to knit as many as they needed. So I've been shopping in Joann's remnant bin for fleece, and made them some embellished Sweet Baby Soakers. They fit like the knitted ones, but are so much faster to make! I had fun adding the goldfish, and A liked them too!
I have more knitting in the wings, and I hope to have pictures soon!


Donna B said...

awwww. Lovely yarn, lovely lovely baby things, love those little goldfish soakers!

BTW, you make my day!

Wool Winder said...

Pictures of your children always make me smile. Are they as sweet as they look? They have to be.

Love all the soakers. The more I see them the more I want to knit a pair, though I don't have anyone to give them to. I may just have to try them anyway and save them for future grandchildren.

Theresa said...

It's so fun to see your babies! :o) And you have been quite busy! I hope that everyone was able to raise enough money for your friend's business. that is an awful experience to have.

Sharon said...

I enjoy seeing the cute photos of your children. They are so adorable.

I love all the soakers and other things you have created also. I especially loved the little girls set! Especially the floral one you sewed. The knitting soakers also also adorable as well.

I want to make some of these for FUTURE Grandchildrn and other babies in the very distant future. I do have a new Grandson.... hmm.... maybe it would be fun to make him a few soakers.

Deborah said...

You are amazingly talented! I love the cute kiddie pictures.

Cindy Yeager said...

Thank you Carissa for your kind comments about Maggie, and for the link to our blog. Guess I need to update it. And get you (and the blog) pictures of the grey fleeces.

Cindy Yeager said...

And I will echo the rest that you children are adorable!! And growing so fast!

Susan K. in California said...

What a blessing for you to have multiple children who are not too far apart in age. They are so cute too. I admire your skill with spinning and knitting. Excellent work!

raminthethicket said...

Great job on everything, including the cute kids you make ;o)

Lorraine said...

Absolutely adorable - kids and knits and sewing projects.

I got my daily dose of "awwww, so sweet" factor. I'm good to go.