Thursday, August 26, 2010

Progress and a Halloween listing

I am going to try to post more often on my blog.  I promise!!

Here is the progress so far on the custom sweater:

It is slower now, working on the skirt, since there are almost 250 stitches and it is knit flat.  I think this is going to look gorgeous when it is finished, what do you think?

I also cast on some longies (while I was waiting to go shopping for a longer needle for the sweater) on 3 ply purewool "Zaida".  I have a great Halloween idea for the bum of these...but it is a secret for now!

I start work and school on the 10th of September.  I am both looking forward to it and also a little anxious.  Once I get settled in the new routine again I will be fine.  So my posts will again slow down after then.

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention that I am offering free shipping to all my Facebook fans on instock items only, until September 1st!  So if you see something in my Hyenacart that you like, simply "like" me on Facebook, enter the coupon code found on my facebook page, and you will get free shipping!  Free shipping is only available to the US and Canada.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Introducing the Petit Garçon Romper

My latest knitting project was this long sleeved, long legged newborn romper for a wonderful customer!  Matching Tessa Ann buttons complete the outfit.  Since this was my own design, I wrote up the pattern and it is now being tested....I am hoping for an October 15th release!

I also finished these:

Trainers for a friend's little girl.  This was my first time making these, I think they turned out pretty good!

Next up is a custom for another great mama...starting with a Genevieve sweater, which I am modifying just a little...

Hugs and Kisses cables instead of a braided cable around the waist...this will match the Hugs and Kisses Longies!

My customs list is filling up fast... I am currently filling October slots (but I will be finished sooner if I have time).  You can purchase a custom slot on either my etsy or hyenacart

Have a great day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I have been busy...

Remember the Molly Bubble Romper I was working on?  Well it is finished, and has been listing on my hyenacart since the 15th now...I know, I am not a great blogger!!  I promise I will try to keep up with it better!

Here it is, my finished Romper with a matching headband:

Instead of buttons at the gusset, I modified the pattern a little for linen stitch and added snaps!!  They are much faster and easier than buttons during diaper changes.

Next up, a custom pair of longies knit with my "Rainbow Dash" colorway!  I am so proud of how this knit up, no pooling or striping...perfect!

These are not blocked, but did you notice the ribbed gusset?  This was a special request, and I think they turned out great!  I will be adding this option to my list of Extras.

I have also been sewing some tester diapers:

They are One Size side snapping and front snapping. 

I also started some NB cabled longies to list in my shop.  As I was knitting these, I was trying to decide on something creative to add. 

So I can up with these....

Attached socks!!  I remember how my daughter's feet were always so cold at the hospital...because her socks kept getting kicked off.  Well, these will solve that issue.  They are footies with cuffs, making them look like longies and socks, but these socks will not be going anywhere!  These are on hold for a bit now, as I work on some customs.

Some customs coming up will be a NB romper (modified from the Ian Romper pattern).  These will have 4 buttons at the chest, and no gusset button band.  They will also be winterized with long sleeves and long legs!  This will be knit with my "Lagoon" colorway:

Thanks for looking!