Monday, February 28, 2011

Cupcakes.

We had a pretty productive weekend. Well, there was plenty of lounging, and I may have watched hours of a Law & Order SVU marathon. We may have watched a couple of high-brow movies that we found on an end cap at Target for $4.75 (Super Troopers and The Great Outdoors). And frankly, by the time you factor in the late fees we incur at the Red Box, we are usually money ahead to purchase DVDs. But I did manage to do some organizing in the baby's room. I helped Rykert prepare a pretty solid Crawfish Etoufee with the crawfish we found in the bottom of the freezer. And we spent Sunday morning deep cleaning. I wouldn't call it nesting, because this is pretty much my cycle. I'm a terrible housekeeper. I let things get way out of hand, and then I wake up one morning and fix it in a frenzy. Luckily, I have good help and a partner in crime who feels the same way about this matter. Of course, my current condition made the whole ordeal fairly painful by Sunday afternoon when I could barely move off the couch. I really could care less about a spotless house, and can always find better things to do than clean, and I refuse to feel guilty about it. As for life after baby, we're putting as much stock as possible in the Hygiene Hypothesis.
But while I was paralyzed with soreness after the cleaning extravaganza, I did manage to finish a baby hat. Even though this baby probably already has enough newborn - 6 months (particularly since that period will be spent in the spring/ summer), I couldn't resist knitting one more.

Cupcake Baby Set 01

My goal here was to hit a newborn size in hopes that she can wear the hat home from the hospital...

Cupcake Baby Hat

Of course, I'm quite bad at predicting the size of a baby hear, so we will see. The set also includes little mittens. Again, she's an April baby so these are more like scratch mittens than cold weather mittens. The pattern also includes a very cute little scarf, but I felt that it was utterly impractical. But the mittens took no time to knit so I had to...

Cupcake Baby Mittens



For the knitters, the specifics...

Pattern: Cupcake Baby Set from Itty Bitty Nursery (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino DK (So soft!)

This is a really cute set, and was fairly easy to execute. The picot trim on the cupcake is added after the fact using crochet. I barely made it through that part. The cherry on the top of the hat is also crocheted. Again, not perfect, but I got it done. This may be my new go-to baby gift for any new baby girls.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

janna said...

Oh my gosh! Those are so cute!

I am also not much of a housekeeper. I've always assumed that if I had had kids, my skills would have improved, but I'm really not so sure of that....

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