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All your pink are belong to us July 16, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting,Pigeon — Emily @ 9:17 am
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Another post, AND another finished object.  Meet Dot* the Dress Up Box Monster.

Dot owns this bed, and all the tinkerbells on it.

Pattern: Dot, the Dress Up Box Monster from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease, MC Azalea, CC Berry
Needles: US 4 DPNs and Harmony interchangeables
Started: I don’t remember, but not long ago – Sometime in July
Finished: July 14th, 2012
Notions: stuffing from big bag o’ stuffing, 15mm safety eyes.
Mods: I misread the decreases, so there’s a little biasing around Dot’s* lower belly. I realized my mistake but decided it wasn’t worth it to rip out, so I did a little reverse biasing until I was back to center. I left out the belly button and mouth; Pigeon doesn’t miss them at all, and Dot* has enough character without them.

Speaking of Pidge, here she is snuggling with Dot. My baby turned 4 this year!


See this project’s Rav page for more pictures!

*Dot is her name until she receives a new one.


Decisions and Distractions March 9, 2012

Filed under: knitting,Ladybug,patterns,Pigeon,WIP — Emily @ 9:24 am
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I have decided that the hem will have to be ripped out.  I only had to knit 3 rows of the neckline to figure that out.

I have decided that I really dislike purl 3 together through the back leg.  But I’m an adult and it doesn’t do any good to complain.  It may slow down my progress, though.

I have decided that I know who is getting the Moderne Baby Blanket I knit way back in 2008-2009.  One of my best friends from college is having her first baby (a boy, due in July)!  So any stalkers out there now know why I’m searching through the baby patterns on Ravelry and picking up 5 baby pattern books at the library.  Right now my top to-knit choices are the Duck Feet and the Modernist Stripe Sleep Sacque (and awesomely, I picked up the book this pattern is in for $7 at Tuesday Morning one time).  And I’m trying to choose a toy to knit, as well.  I’m thinking one of the stuffed balls or stars that are out there.  I own Zoe Mellor’s Knitted Toys, and I picked up Rebecca Danger’s Big Book of Knitted Monsters at the library, so I may go a little overboard for this baby.  Too bad baby is going to be born in Germany! Ayyyy!, the shipping.

Why so overboard?  Remember this?

Ladybug in hand-knit outfit

And this?


Yup.  She’s a knitter, too.


Sweater for Spring? March 1, 2012

Filed under: knitting,Pigeon,WIP — Emily @ 12:44 am
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I’m moving right on down the body of Sahara.

Say Hi to Pigeon Snow White, everyone!  Photo taken by Ladybug.

Actually, I’m binding off the body now.  The picture was taken on Sunday.  I think it’s going to fit, but right now it looks a little like one of these!

Happy March!  I wonder if I’ll get a day to wear my sweater before Summer hits.


A follow-up to an old knit September 29, 2010

Filed under: FO,Pigeon — Emily @ 8:11 am

I’m still plugging away at my vest – the back is done and I’ve already split for the front.  But instead of taking pictures of an off-white blob, I have pictures of something else – Pidge’s Boheme!

Still fits!

It’s actually (almost) the perfect size now. The neck is still big, even after I added a crochet chain around the back to pull it in. Some of this can be blamed on my gauge, and some can be blamed on the pattern – the arms needed to be placed a little further back.  It fits perfectly in front.

In fact, it's still big around the neck.

Man, she was a happy kid this morning. I swear I didn’t give her pure sugar for breakfast.


Guess who’s two! June 8, 2010

Filed under: Pigeon — Emily @ 9:21 am


Oops, no. Not that one. She’s just fabulous.


Look at the camera for me, honey.


Down here, sweetie.


Hmm, that doesn’t work. You shouldn’t have a double chin.


No more pictures, Mommy!


Motivation? December 15, 2009

Filed under: knitting,Ladybug,Pigeon,WIP — Emily @ 9:34 am

Yes, another long absence.  No, I don’t have an excuse.

I’m hitting another of those blog ennui stretches — you know the kind — where I just don’t feel like blogging.  Taking pictures is a hassle, sitting at the computer is so passé (probably because I sit at a computer at work all the time now), and of course it’s Chanukah and Christmas time, so my 3 hours of free time in the morning are full of shopping and wrapping and decorating and very little knitting.

But I did finish my fingerless mitts, and they are warm and wonderful.  I wear them at work where it is chilly most of the time, and I have gotten many a compliment on them.  So far, they  haven’t been stolen from my desk and I expect that they won’t, given the great folks who are my coworkers.

Up next on the knitting docket is a scarf for Ladybug, who picked out the yarn herself at Michaels one day.  I’m just doing a simple feather and fan, one repeat sort of situation.


The yarn is classified as a bulky so it’s moving rather quickly, even though I had to rip it out once and Pigeon pulled the needle out another time.

Speaking of the girls, they’re having a ball right now.  Presents every night?  Awesome!


So that’s all there is.  How about you?


Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2009

Filed under: Ladybug,Pigeon — Emily @ 9:48 am

Happy 4th of July

Lady Liberty?

Stay safe out there!  And please be considerate of any neighbors who have small children who don’t like loud booms in the middle of the night!