Monday, August 15, 2011

Cake-pop Book Giveaway on

You all know how much I love cake (making it AND eating it) as evidenced by this post, and this one, and this one too, and oh-my-goodness this one.

I've seen this book mentioned around the blogosphere and thought it would be something fun to try, someday. I even got to leaf through it about a month ago when I was over at my friend Becky's house. (I rifle through your cookbooks when I come over - beware!)

Well, it just so happens that she's having a giveaway on her blog, Twelve Months of Fun, for this lovely book and some accessories.

Check it ~~> HERE

And enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Baby Legwarmers

I guess the trendy thing nowadays is to make your baby look like they've just come from the set of an 80s work-out video... But since I don't wanna pay for something I can clearly make myself, I made a pattern for some baby leg warmers.

I used Serenity (Deborah Norville Collection) sock weight/super fine yarn in Aquamarine.

0-6 month size

Cast on 40 sts, on US size 3 dpns.
Work *k2, p2* rib for 16 rows.
Knit stockinette stitch until the work measures 6" from cast-on edge. Increase 4 sts evenly over the next knitted row (I increased at every 10th stitch); knit 1 row straight; Next row, increase 4 sts evenly again, knit 1 row straight(48 sts). (The block of increases should make up 4 rows total)
Continue in ss until the work measures 7". Increase row (4 sts evenly), knit 1 row; increase 4 again, knit 1 row (56 sts).
Continue in ss until the work measures 8". Increase row (4 sts evenly), knit 1 row; increase 4 again, knit 1 row (64 sts).
**If you need to add length, continue in ss stitch and do increases every inch as needed**
End with *k2, p2* rib for 16 rows. Cast-off loosely and weave in all ends.

The ones I made are clearly too short for my baby at this point (I started these a couple months ago). Plus, he has super fat thighs (which I tried to compensate for with the increases). He's almost 7 months and in the 90th percentile for height, so these are now much more like calf-warmers. He had a lot of fun chewing on them.