June 21, 2006

Happy Solstice!

A tad late (the solstice actually came at 12:26 pm) but happy midsummer to everyone! The sunny weather has finally arrived here, and we had a lovely weekend of exploring the Northumberland shore just north of us (see Mark’s blog for details and pictures), so I’m willing to believe that it’s finally summer!

However, when it comes to baby stuff, I’m still working on warm clothes. Isn’t Tristan looking stylish in his new outfit? (hee hee…)


That would be the moss-stitch jacket from Debbie Bliss’s Baby Style, in some of the Blue Sky Cotton given to me by my friends.


I didn’t have quite enough of it for the pattern as written, so it’s a little more cropped than the designer intended, but I like it. (The colour’s off a bit here — it’s better in the modelled picture above).

And, of course, the Chicken Viking Hat!


After my previous post, several people recommended this pattern to me — but, believe me, it was already on my list! Mark was particularly excited about it… he even found the pattern and sent it to me! He’d seen it a while ago on someone’s blog, and it really entertained him.

Good thing the baby can’t protest about what he/she’s dressed in, eh?

Also finished a while ago is this:


The Hooded Sweater from Debbie Bliss’s Special Knits, also from the Blue Sky Cotton; again, I was off on my yardage estimate (I should have made the smallest size) so I had to trim it in the lilac to make the sleeves long enough. But I think it livens up the grey nicely.

And the baby knitting continues…

Posted by Aven at June 21, 2006 07:05 PM

My goodness, this is going to be one well dressed kid!

Posted by: Dani at June 21, 2006 07:36 PM

I agree your baby is going to be very well-dressed :) Love the little sweaters..you sure are fast. I love the viking hat and the chicken hat is so cute. I first saw the chicken hat on Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog. Can’t wait til the kid gets here to see a picture of her/him wearing that chicken hat ;) Happy Solstice Aven and Mark..the weather sure has been terrific lately. I can’t wait to see what your next crazy creation will be :)

Posted by: jan at June 21, 2006 11:47 PM

Happy midsummer to you, too! Those baby clothes are super adorable! What a lucky kid!

Posted by: Lazuli at June 22, 2006 10:58 AM

Just say no to the Chicken Viking hat. Too late! Well, at least yours is cute. I cannot believe the ingenuity/insanity of knitters. I think I saw it on Ann’s blog (Creating Textiles) first. I have to say, I was quite appalled at the number of adults that wanted me to knit the CV hat for them. (And no.)

Hmmm. How did you know the exact time of the solstice? How long exactly was the day?

Oh, and Tristan is styling!

Posted by: Carrie K at June 22, 2006 02:53 PM

Totally loving all of the baby knits!

Posted by: Anita at June 22, 2006 10:37 PM