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FO: Luke’s Winter Hat

I know I have previously written about how I can never seem to get the sizing of hats right for my main boy Luke, they always seem to end up too big. A previous post about the many hats for Luke is here. But I have finally managed to make him one that fits him great – that was until I washed it and until the DROPS Merino Extra Fine stretched out.

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The pattern is this adorable Pixie Hat, available for free on Ravelry. It’s a very quick knit and the DROPS Merino Extra Fine works really well for it as it’s luxuriously soft, and it provides the right stretch (that is before you wash it).

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And yes, Luke picked the pink and blue himself…a great metrosexual in the making here!

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The great thing about this balaclava/hat is that it can be worn when it’s getting warmer outside, even when it’s already warm enough not to wear a jacket, as it will keep ears and heads warm!

LP 323And what about that pixie point at the back, isn’t it just brilliant?

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This hat photographs best when it’s being worn, but just in case you were interested, here are some pretty boring shots of it lying flat:

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Pattern: Collared Pixie by Trude
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue and pink
Needle size: 4mm

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Long Weekend Bits

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Excited!
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Baby pedicure!
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Brotherly love...
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Papa and Luke making Schnitzel
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10 weeks old!
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Drunk on milk...happy customer!
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Before the two hour delay due to a 5-car pile up!
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Car selfie with my number one boy!
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Car selfie with my number two boy!
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Whitstable
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Crabbing!
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Crabs!!!
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Visa and citizenship applications in progress...
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Snuggling!
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FO: Boy Vest

I made this vest back in November 2012 for a friend’s son who came to the same parent and child group via the Greenwich Steiner School.

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I used this DROPS pattern, but then lengthened it and made the straps a bit longer.

SP 2I love the cables on this vest and have knitted it a few times for other people’s children and one for Luke as well and blogged about it here.

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I had also just gotten my new labels, hence why there are so many photos of it.

On that note, please excuse the terrible pictures, not sure what happened there.

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FO: Another Cowl

The second cowl I made last December was for the assistant at Luke’s Kindergarten.

V GGS 1 V GSS 2I originally wanted to use a DROPS pattern to make the cowl, but then decided to wing it and made the pattern up.

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I should have written down some numbers, i.e. stitches and so forth, but of course I didn’t. So I wouldn’t be able to replicate this exact same cowl.

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I used the same colour DROPS Merino Extra Fine that I used for Luke’s jumper. It’s such a lovely colour and works really well with this cowl.

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Long Weekend Bits

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Knitting doll... Took me a while to figure out again.
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Birdfeeder...
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Smiles all round
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Making pancakes
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Pancake breakfast
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7 weeks old
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With uncle Nathan...
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Trampolining fun!
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Bank holiday BBQ
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Best friends already, like their older brothers

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Playing like they see each other every day

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Loving the baby gym

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Another Amazing Gift

I am overwhelmed by this blogosphere! This week we received another gorgeous handmade gift for Max and a little something for his big brother too.

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Claire over at Knitting Sandwich made Max this adorable little soft toy… and the best thing about it, it’s got a bell inside so it makes noises too! Max is still a tad too young to actually hold it, but he was genuinely interested in it.

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And Claire, who is awaiting the birth of her second child very soon, knows that big brothers are equally important, so she got Luke these amazing Steiner wax blocks for colouring. And Luke loves them and went straight to work.

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Thank you so much Claire for the thoughtful gifts, we love them!