Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Depending On The Knits Of Others

Well, I'm not going to pretend I've been making stuff (other than food). For the first time in Henry's life, I knit a few stitches the other day, finishing the toe of a baby sock. Not super exciting. So, I'm going to spend a couple of posts celebrating the knits of others that have come into our home.

The awesome Lucy and her sweet family came by the other day with handknits for both Henry and Ruby (and a skein of Socks That Rock for me... Hooray!). Here's Henry in a sweet little sweater that she made. It fits perfectly (better than my still pretty big BSJ pictured a while back). And I love the bright colours -- baby clothes are usually so drab in colour and they wash poor Henry's dark good looks out.

It's been impossible to capture Ruby on film lately, so I had to photograph her sweater without a kid in it. But, it does look really nice on her. I love the i-cord tie at the neck. Super cute and also fits like a glove. And, she actually is willing to wear it, unlike most of the stuff I make her.

Finally, in an attempt to feel useful as something other as a full-time milk bar, my obsession with the Martha Stewart cookie book continues. And today, I actually made a successful cookie -- the Chocolate Chunk Walnut Banana cookie (though I used pecans instead of walnuts). It's basically banana bread in cookie form. Delicious.


Knit & Purl Mama said...

What page of the book is that recipe on? It looks delicious!

What colorway STR did ya get?

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Henry is a beautiful baby...what can you tell me about the yarn and pattern for his's wonderful and I'm looking for knitting ideas for a new grandchild.

Lucy said...

I love to see my stuff on other peoples blogs... It makes me feel useful.

In response to the other comment. Henry's sweater is a kit by Dream in color yarn called "Rocketry" it was purchased at Make 1 yarn studio in Calgary.

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Thanks, Lucy. I also found your blog.

sam lamb said...

Hey - I just posted about colourful baby sweaters (by way of the painter Ted Harrison) then I popped over here to see two more! They are both cute, and I agree, that I-cord on Ruby's is divine. Oh, colour. Kids are so lucky.

And yay for cookies. I miss you Elizabeth!