Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Knitting

Christmas is typically a very busy time for people.  We all just try to keep our sanity while tackling each task on our ever-growing to-do lists.  This Christmas is shaping up to look quite a bit different for us. With a new baby in the house, we haven't really gone out of our way to decorate a tree and put up a ton of Christmas decor- our priorities have shifted a bit this season.  I have to say, right now I'm really loving the change of pace.  My days have been looking a lot like this lately:


Despite me neglecting 'normal' Christmas traditions, there is one seasonal pastime that seems to be creeping back into my life.  That's right, it started with a worsted weight diaper cover last week, and was followed up by a super bulky (yet super tiny) earflap hat the next night (pictures to follow- have to get the right lighting/cooperative baby).  From those super quick projects I decided it was time to move on to something a little more serious- enter size 0 and 1.5 needles:


Seriously- what was I thinking?  How many days left until Christmas???

16 comments:

  1. Size 0 needles? You have the patience of a SAINT.

    Looks lovely, though!

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  2. I love the quilt!! Too cute! The sweater will be adorable when finished!

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  3. You're crazy! But...it will be beautiful. Good luck!

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  4. I love reading your thoughts and seeing your knitting projects. What a beautiful baby she is and the quilt is lovely!

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  5. Size 0??? It looks so cute!! And your sweetie is precious!!

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  6. Hahahaha, size o??? You must be horomonal still..haha. It's cute though! I love the blanket, did you make it? I'ts gorgeous but then so is the wee one :)

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  7. Wow, it is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished project. Of course, I have to ditto the others - size ZERO?!

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  8. Good golly girl, when do you find time to knit with a newborn?! ;) lovely knits tho!

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  9. How gorgeous - the baby and the quilt! Good luck frantically knitting. I did that a few weeks ago to finish my husband's cardigan, and ended up giving myself tennis elbow!

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  10. Ditto, ditto, and ditto, the adorable baby, the cute quilt, and what in the world were you thinking....size 0 and 1.5 knitting needles???? The little dress/sweater is really very nice, please don't make yourself crazy trying to finish on a deadline.

    Charlene (keppygirl)

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  11. That looks like a Dale of Norway pattern... is it? They are some of my favourite patterns to knit and they always include beautiful finishing touches! Can't wait to see the finished project. The last Dale of Norway sweater I made was on 0 needles but the result was totally worth it!

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  12. You must be like speedy SPEEDY knitter! Good on you - and it's great to knit while they're so small also cos then you CAN finish most things in a night or two...unless you're using size 1.5 needles...?! I am inspired thought to get my knitting projects finished before the 25th!
    Your baby is BEAUTIFUL by the way. Enjoy this very special first Christmas as a family X

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  13. how beautiful is the sweater !!!!! WOW ! :) I would love the pattern for that !

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  14. It's a beautiful pattern, but wow, size 0 needles? That takes a LOT of courage! This brings back so many memories. My son is born a week before Christmas, and I remember going through the same feelings at the time. Enjoy these moments, they are precious memories!

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  15. Can't believe how quickly you knit!!! What a lovely jumper (as we call them in England) and also love the quilt. Pretty much what everyone else said really :)And of course your little baby is gorgeous.

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  16. small needles can produce such awesome garments, so I totally understand. how cute is your little girl?! that quilt is great.

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