Monday, October 12, 2015

A list of current loveliness

Cafè Latte Chappals knit baby booties  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

  • The heady scent from the vaseful of lilies in full, unfurled mode in our entryway (which I get to snuffle up every 90 minutes as I follow my current pregnant lady bathroom visitation schedule). 
  • The smoky scent of firewood burning from Swedish fireplaces that can be detected almost every time I walk outside.
  • The best part of darkness coming early in the evenings now—that being candles lit throughout the apartment on the dot at 6PM, moody/jazzy Spotify playlists playing (recent favorites include Coffee Table Jazz and Smoky Supper Club), and card games and reading of spy novels taking center stage after dinner.
  • The newest additions to my collection of knit baby goodies that make me squee (despite having told myself that I need to start making larger baby clothes and then not even remotely attempting to do so). For example:

...these little booties which I've christened as "chappals", even though they aren't the right shape at all to be referred to as such, but it sounds right to me. I think I find these even more endearing thanks to the bunny rabbit modeling them (an odd gift sent to us by a website we'd booked a flight through).

Cafè Latte Chappals knit baby booties  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Cafè Latte Chappals knit baby booties  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com


Then there are these little bloomers or "soakers" (an unfortunate name for something meant to be worn over diapers) that I knitted after realizing I didn't even have one handmade "bottom" garment for the baby. I'm not quite sure how these are going to work out, based on seeing them in this 2-D situation, but fingers crossed this ends up being useful somehow.

Knit Baby Bloomers  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Knit Baby Bloomers  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com


And finally, this teeny, tiny sweater that I'm hoping will at least fit for an hour. It came out incredibly small (thanks to having to use smaller needles than intended by the pattern since my larger ones broke a year ago and I've yet to replace them), but no matter, holding this delicious Lamana Cusco yarn in my hands was reward enough for knitting this, should it not ever fit. I began knitting it in Stockholm, but finished it on/in (air conditioned) planes and cars in Sicily.

Gray Sky Cardigan knit baby sweater  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Gray Sky Cardigan knit baby sweater  |  A list of current loveliness on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Next up: some much bigger garments in the few weeks I have left before the intended recipient arrives.

(Insert unprepared shriek here.)

P.S. Project notes are up on Ravelry.

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