Photobombing Experts

What happens in a house full of girls when Mama gets out the camera to take pictures of the new baby?


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Camera hogs! But you know that I love it.

I did manage to get a few cute shots of my little Blessing in her new sweater –

IMGP9792Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig in Aslan Trends Lecco with a custom Tessa Ann button. Ravelry page here.


And, while we are modeling, here are a few modeled shots of the tiny knitting I did while pregnant –

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Okay, so I know this is a knitting blog, but I just can’t get over how sweet that baby is! And, thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and support. We are doing much better these days. We still have some nursing issues to overcome, but The Blessing is gaining weight, sleeping well, and stealing our hearts with every yawn, wink, and sigh. We are all completely smitten!




Snuggle Cocoon Thingie

I bought some yarn last week.

Well, technically, it isn’t really yarn.

It is a T-shirt.
A T-shirt that happens to be cut into one long, continuous strip and rolled into a ball to look like yarn.
(I got it from The Cable Company on

But it’s not really yarn.

And this is what I made with the not-yarn.

It is a gift for a friend who is having a baby in August.
In Dallas.
Who wanted a cocoon.
A bulky weight cocoon.

I think the T-shirt not-yarn should be cool enough while still retaining the awesome look of a large gauge of bulky yarn (but it’s not really yarn), don’t you think?

I realize that it looks small in these photos, but I am using a 12.5 pound baby to model a newborn size cocoon, so I guess it will work for my dear friend.

For a pattern? Well, I just winged it. I cast on 4 stitches on size 15 DPNs and started knitting a ribbed tube with occasional increases to the top. Easy Peasy.

Sorry to spoil the surprise, Candi, but I am so excited about this and these pictures are too cute not to share! It will be on the way to you tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy it!