deadline knitting – fbs

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had a good day, and got some nice pressies (from others and from myself!), including a gorillapod and some new filters. Cool. And just a little yarn – Stephanie gave me one of her Tour de Fleece skeins (she blogged about it here). Isn’t it pretty? Now I just have to figure out what to make with it!

yarn pressie

I just realized the other day that the party for a new baby girl in my family is coming up on Monday – so oops, I’d better get knitting! The parents are punky tattoo artists, and the mum (who is my cousin) wanted black and/or cats. I decided on the February Baby sweater in a gorgeous black…I figure the lace will offset the blackness a little.

february baby sweater

It’s not quite as blue as in this photo, but it’s definitely a little bluey – the yarn is Dream in Color smooshy in Black Parade. Being sock yarn, of course, this is coming out a little smaller than prescribed, but the baby was a few weeks premature.

Man, baby things can be pretty darn quick! Right now I’m finishing up the first sleeve, so I should be able to finish off the knitting tonight. I want to do a little hat, too. Probably a kitty hat.

FBS in progress

I do like the lace quite a bit. This little sweater is fun – I can see why so many people have knit it! I did change it a little – instead of knitting the sleeves back and forth, I just put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn and carried on like any other top-down raglan.

FBS - lace

In other news, I decided to get in on the whole 365 thing – one self-portrait a day for a year. I think it’ll be fun, and a great way to document in an everyday sort of way! You can follow it, if you’re so inclined, on Flickr.







10 responses to “deadline knitting – fbs”

  1. Daisy Avatar

    Happy belated birthday! Love the baby sweater. Congratulations on your book. Too cool. And you are only 24!

  2. Jennifer MacDonald Avatar
    Jennifer MacDonald

    Happy Belated Birthday Laura!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. That sweater is the sweetest! Your camera takes beautiful pictures…or should I say the photographer’s visions are so beautifully captured with that new camera…either way I love the pictures on your blog. I can’t wait for your first book. I think I will wait until September as my husband will be coming to Toronto and promised to go to Lettuce Knit to get it for me and have you sign it if possible. I really do enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts.

    Your biggest maritime fan from Fredericton NB.

  3. Susannah Avatar

    That sweater is beyond adorable, I love love love it when babies get things other than pastels. Glad you had a good birthday!

  4. Knittripps Avatar

    Adorable baby sweater. I agree with the previous poster. Baby sweaters are fun in nontraditional colors!

  5. Patricia Fontes Avatar

    happy birthday! so late… I am sorry!

  6. sarah Avatar

    Happy un- birthday- sorry I missed the real one! I love love love the baby sweater. I do sort of wish it actually was that blue color in the first picture, because I’d love to find yarn that color… but it is still just gorgeous. :)

  7. Maddy Avatar

    You are 1 year and three days older than me. Wacky!

    Happy Birthday!

  8. gleek Avatar

    i did the same thing with the sleeves on the FBS :) yours is lovely in that black shade.

  9. Seanna Lea Avatar

    The F (lady) sweater is on my to knit list for myself, which feels like it is growing every time I turn around.

    Your baby sweater looks pretty keen!

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