Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas cookies!

recipe for sugar cookies and royal icing here. taste test: the supervisor

Christmas ornaments!

salt dough hand and footprint ornaments (recipe here):
pictures via instagram

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Picture!

Mr. Jett is 3 months old now. He is my sweet, content little man. He adores Callie, likes to suck on his thumb, and his smile will make your heart melt. I could stare at him all day:Callie has been asking for me to take her picture almost every day for the past week or so. Anytime she says "picture!" and points to my camera I enthusiastically jump up and start clicking away. She always pull up her little chair and either stands on it for her pose or sits down and flashes a big ole smile. I love it:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

0-3 Months Argyle Hat

Yarn used: Cascade 220 Wool and Patons Classic Wool
US9 circular and dpns
CO 64. Join to knit in the round. Place marker to determine
the beginning of the round.
K2, P2 for 8 rounds.
K 2 rows.
Begin chart:
K 1 round.
Decrease as follows:
K6, K2tog; repeat around.
K 1 row.
K5, K2tog; repeat around.
K 1 row.
K4, K2tog; repeat around.
K 1 row.
K3, K2tog; repeat around.
K 1 row.
K2, K2tog; repeat around.
K 1 row.
K1, K2tog; repeat around.
K2tog; repeat around.
Cut tail long enough to thread through remaining stitches.
Weave in ends.

Leave a comment with your e-mail if you would like for me to e-mail you the link of the chart pattern.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jett's Quilt

I made the boy version of this "Cheater Quilt" for my little guy thanks to the idea from over at Prudent Baby. It took no time at all - literally one evening...well, it would have been one evening, but just as I was about to finish the last edge of the binding, guess what? My last needle broke!
Anyways, it was so quick and simple and I am so, SO happy with the results:
Totally worth the amount I spent on the topside fabric (the backside, interfacing, and binding I all got on sale at Joann's). I think the results are so cute that I might even splurge again to make Callie the girl version (seen here) for Christmas.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Newborn Striped Beanie

Yarn used: Sugar and Cream or Cotton-ease
US7 dpns
CO 52.
Join together for knitting in the round.
K2, P2 for 8 rounds.
Knit 16 rounds.
K11, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K10, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K9, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K8, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K7, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K6, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K5, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K4, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K3, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K2, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K1, K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
K2tog; repeat to end of the round.
Cut tail and thread through rem. stitches.

P.S. I don't mind if you make this hat to sell or give to family/friends, but please just be sure to link back and give credit to where credit is due. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Callie 23 months

Can't believe my baby girl will be 2 next month!


Jett's Newborn Photos

A ferw of my favorites:



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Big Sister

Callie has been a trooper despite the numerous changes that have taken place since Jett's birth. She has added a little brother, moved to a new state, and upgraded to a toddler bed. Through it all she has done so, so well...of course, there has been some melt-downs along the way...but that would happen regardless - it just comes with being a misunderstood toddler :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spring Beret

Made this "Spring Beret" though it's fall...it's just too cute on my Callie :)
Pattern found on Ravelry.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Teal Poms Pattern

Yarn used: JoAnn Sensations Rosario
Needles used: US 7
CO 52.
Knit for 3”
Start decreases as follows:
K11, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K10, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K9, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K8, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K7, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K2, k2tog, repeat around.
K 1 row
K2, k2tog, repeat around.
Cut tail and thread through remaining stitches.
Weave in ends.

A few pictures...




Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fuzzy, White Newborn Hat

Photo by: Angel Wilmoth of Angel D. Photography
I wrote up this simple newborn hat pattern about a month ago and have never posted it.
So here it is:
With Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair yarn in White Solid, cast on 44 stitches onto US size 10 knitting needles. Divide however you please.
K2, P2 for 5 rows.
Stockinette stitch for apporximately 5 inches.
3 needle bind-off (Good tutorial found here).
Add pom-poms to corners.
Weave in ends.
If you aren't a knitter and would still like to own this hat, I am also selling it in my shop.

P.S. I don't mind if you make this hat to sell or give to family/friends, but please just be sure to link back and give credit to where credit is due. Thanks!

Friday, September 9, 2011

One Week Old!

I can't believe it! He's one week old already!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Family of 4

39 weeks, right before heading to the hospital:
Jett, fresh out of the oven:
Braden family of 4:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jett Daniel

Jett Daniel
Born: 9/2/11
7lbs. 7oz.
20 1/2"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newborn Pink Houndstooth Hat

Photo by Amber Middleton of Foxtree Photography

Cascade Yarn Jewels Hand Dyed in 9950
US13 dpns
CO 36.
K for 15 rows.
Decrease:
Row 1: K2tog, K1; repeat around.
Row 2: K around.
Repeat row 1 and 2 until 6 st. remain.
Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to thread through remaining stitches.
Ribbon can be purchased from the etsy shop Tangled Lair.