Baby Cocoon; an extension of my womb

You may be wondering what happened to the baby bunting that I started a few months ago...

Well it was huge.
Like, toddler-size-huge.
baby cocoon
I thought it was just my gauge,
because, well, let's face it...
I don't test-knit for gauge.
[do you??]
baby cocoon
But really, my bunting measured up perfectly to the pattern.
Perfectly way-too-big.
Babies are tiny...
baby cocoon
So I worked it all the way to the end.
[like any sane human would]
and moments after completion,
painstakingly ripped each stitch out
[unraveling core-spun yarn is so so tedious]
 baby cocoon
But I would not be discouraged!
I cast on a simple, snuggly bunting sack.
A baby cocoon, if you will.
An extension of my womb.
I hope she likes it!
baby cocoon
I [very] loosely followed Eileen Casey's cocoon pattern on Ravelry.
It was a super quick and satisfying knit!


Playing with Plying

fiber: merino/silk blend with shetland lock inclusions
added between the plies
granny stacked and wrapped
Playing with Plying
stretching my boundaries
playing with plying


One Month New

This girl looks different in every photograph,
and every day.

I like to look back and see just how tiny she was,
in the moments after she entered the world.
Soooo tiny.
My awesome sister in law snapped pictures at the real exact moment she entered the world,
in a cozy tub of water, she was so blue!
with a full head of hair, caked in vernix.
Pictures for another time ;-)


Inspired by: Maxfield Parrish

oh obsessions.
sometimes they are fruitless,
ending in hours spent trolling the internet for photos and information.

and other times...
times like this...
I become motivated to the point of creation.

moved by his brilliant color schemes,
I cleaned and dyed half a merino fleece,
drying wool

blended bunches of batts,

spun yards and yards of singles
and then plied and plied.

Thanks for the inspiration
Maxfield Parrish


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