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WIPs & FOs: Logan's legwarmers, Campside Shawl and sun hat

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Recently, most of my knitting projects are for Logan. I do have one for myself on the needles, Campside Shawl, and I'll share a WIP photo in a bit.

 

But before that, here is something I finished for Logan last week.

 

 

I can never take a good photo of him when he is awake. So I put it on bin when he was asleep!

I can never take a good photo of him when he is awake. So I put it on bin when he was asleep!

I decided that he needed a sun hat because we apparently now have no winter season in So Cal and it just got hot again. We went to a playdate last week and I was worried about his skin under the sun the whole time because we can't use sunscreen for babies under 6 months. 

After I came back from the playdate, I immediately cast on for this Sun Hat from "What to knit when you're expecting" and finished in 2 hours. 

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playdate! See how sunny it is??

playdate! See how sunny it is??

Next one is my Campside Shawl. You just cannot take a good WIP photo of shawls! Here are a couple of shots I took for Instagram. 

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The pattern is a free one from Pom Pom Quarterly and the yarn was special purchase from Korea few years ago. I LOVE how this is turning out! It's simple and easy with just eyelet patterns throughout so it easy enough to do around the baby but interesting enough to keep working on it. 

 

I found a benefit of putting legwarmers on the baby's legs. He goes through so many diaper changes (RIDICULOUSLY MANY) and sometimes pants just get in the way. We sometimes skip the pants and go just onesie but I worry about sun protection and chilly desert nights here. 

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I cast on 40 sts and am going around and around in my leftover Toil & Trouble sock yarn. 

 

That's it for this week I guess! Can't wait to show some of my sewing and spinning projects again next week!  

WIPs & FOs: Fawn Ear Flap hat & Lady Sybil Sock

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Fawn Ear Flap hat from  Boutique Knits

Fawn Ear Flap hat from Boutique Knits

Pattern: Fawn Ear Flap hat 
Needles: US 15
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool in "Cloud"

There are only a few knitting pattern books that really take my breath away. I mean, there are a lot of books that are informational, and good for reference. But for pattern books, the ones I buy or borrow from the library for the actual designs, are only a handful.

Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin is one of those. The book was published few years ago and I probably borrowed it from the library about 10 times. :D I made this Side Slip Cloche for my mom a couple of years ago and she loved it. Usually she isn't too impressed with my knitting (she was a fashion designer with her own label and boutique) but that hat (in Malabrigo Rios in "Black")

Fawn Ear Flap hat is knitted in a super bulky yarn, so I chose Rowan Big Wool. I had to buy the ribbon from JoAnn to match it but it was such a quick project. I finished the hat in one evening, the next morning I went to get the ribbon and blocked the hat!

Lady Sybil Socks in Zen Serenity 20 Glitter Sock in "Sea Slug"

Lady Sybil Socks in Zen Serenity 20 Glitter Sock in "Sea Slug"

Pattern: Lady Sybil Socks by Jean Chung
Needles: US 1
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 Glitter Sock in "Sea Slug" colorway

I also finally finished the Lady Sybil Socks in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 Glitter Sock yarn in "Sea Slug" colorway, which was given to me courtesy of A Good Yarn Sarasota

The yarn is so beautiful, and I'm in love with my new socks. I modified the pattern to lengthen the legs (the original pattern is ankle high), and didn't include the peep hole. 

WIP: Aidez in Fantasia Wool Alpaca

WIP: Aidez in Fantasia Wool Alpaca

Pattern: Aidez by Cirilia Rose
Needles: US 10
Yarn: Fantasia Wool Alpaca

I am still knitting away on my Aidez. The yarn is really soft. I'm always amazed at the quality of the cheap yarns I get from Korea. They usually have acrylic in the blend, but for some reason, they always feel higher in quality than acrylic blend yarn in the U.S.

I decided to modify the fronts so that I can knit a little bit faster. I hope to finish it within this week!