Saturday, January 26, 2013

Baby Koolhaas

My wool store is closing down, it is so handy to me and the owner is great too. She is so helpful and I have learnt alot from her. I will miss going there and chatting, it is a little harder these days as I have Carter to think about. He is a light sleeper and will sleep in pram but if it stops hello high beams are on.

So I knew if I had a boy he had to have a matching beanie to dad's Koolhaas hat by Jared Flood of Brookyln Tweed 

I first thought I had to adapt the pattern because his head being smaller, I only cast on 88 stitches, pattern called for more.

He looked too cute so had to take some photos, then I realised that I could probably cast on the same amount of stitches because I was only using a 4 ply and I was using smaller needles also.

I then spoke with Michele (my knit pro) and she suggested that I could also use a slightly bigger needle. so I unravelled my work and started again. The new beanie I am working on will fit for much longer as I can get it on my head. ( I have a small head ) Anyway when I have finished I will post the photos.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Girl's Romper

I really love little girl jump-suit's/Romper's, they just look so adorable.

I am very lucky to have niece's ( I have only produced boys)

I have known for ages that I wanted to make Mila a romper, and I did them last minute. I just couldn't find a pattern that was exactly what I had in mind, with four days left till christmas I had to pick one. 

I ended up buying a vintage pattern from spotlight. They were simple to make and in between Carter's sleep I made each romper.

I also had Heather bailey's  hooray for headband pattern sitting in my pile of one day patterns. So I whipped up one in each colour.

I didn't get a photo of Mila wearing one, but I am sure she looked cute.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013

Hello, I really intended to post this yesterday so I had a post for the first day of the year.  Sadly my days don't always go as planned with a eleven week old boy. I don't know how the ladies with more then two children do it. 

Carter is a awesome contented baby and easy, he doesn't complain much. If he does it is for only two reasons, feeding and put me to sleep please.
I just realised in New Zealand we are a day ahead so the date of this post is still the first, yippee.

So I thought what better way to start the new year then a nice chocolate cake. Since Carter has been born and I was able to function again I have wanted cake. Michael has been to the shop to buy it which was great. But there is nothing like home-made cake.

It is a chocolate cake filled with fresh cream and because it is summer what better then fresh Strawberries. Topped with a ganache.

My piping nozzle kept getting blocked by chunks of chocolate I may have chilled it too quick, so I ended up just squeezing it out in a random pattern.

It didn't effect the taste, which was beautiful not too sweet and just right. Goldilocks would have loved it.