Fiber Musings

Month: February, 2015

Gender Neutral Nursery for Baby

After a long string of little projects I think I can officially say that the nursery is finished and ready for our little one!

I’m a big believer that nurseries are spaces for parents just as much as they are children.

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Mom Shoes?

I feel the need to set this up for you:

It was a long day at work and I’m very pregnant and I have a cold.

My sweet husband made me soup for dinner and told me to put my feet up and relax. As I kicked my feet up onto the sofa and grabbed my laptop I realized that my calves were sore as all get out! I then quickly realized that it was my own fault for running around the office in 4 inch heels while 38 weeks pregnant. I took a quick inventory of my shoe wardrobe and realized that it mostly catered to my 9 to 5 life. I love my heels, but perhaps it is time to give in to the mom shoe. (Gasp!)

I scoured the internet for cute momma flats and felt generally uninspired by the offerings within my price range. Then,,, suddenly- as if the wonderful world of shoe mojo knew that I needed a little miniature victory, I found these:

Talbots Bennet Flat

Talbots Bennet Flat

And the best part? On sale for $29.99, originally $120. (I know we don’t know each other well, but you’ll learn that I’m a sucker for a good bargain)

So yes, I will turn in my heels (some of them) for mom shoes. However, they will be blue suede and they will have a leopard buckle.

Excuse me while I go research for tomorrows post…. “How to clean spit up from blue suede shoes….”

Currently Obsessed with… Amelia

I recently came across the Amelia website and fell in love with everything! The best part? Many of these items are made by independent artists in the USA. Next time I find myself in Oxford, Mississippi this boutique will be my first stop, but until then…. thank goodness for online shopping!


Main Image: Bon Voyage Coasters

From Bottom Left: Safari Pocket NotebooksWooden Three Piece Animal PuzzlesHand Stitched Notebook, Chicago Print, Nightwalk Art Print, Painterly Weekly List, and Red Trim Polka Dot Bonnet

Monday Design Inspiration – Black and White Living

The George Cardigan

This is the first project that I completed for Baby. I couldn’t resist this sweet little Sublime cardigan pattern with its little elbow pads! I knit it up in newborn size, so I’m crossing my fingers that our little one will be rocking this look in the next few weeks. The little white buttons are gender neutral for the time being, but I have some cute rhinestone buttons and little red airplanes waiting in the wings in case I decide I want to swap them out after we discover Baby’s gender…

George Cardigan

The George Cardigan pattern came from “The Ninth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book – 653,” which I picked up from a local yarn shop. I can’t find this pattern book listed on the Sublime website, but they have tons of other pattern collections for your perusing enjoyment!

Castoff! – Baby Basics

When I found out that I was pregnant almost 9 months ago, I delved into a binge search for baby knitting patterns that has lasted for nearly the entire duration of my pregnancy. Since my husband and I decided not to find out the gender of our baby, I was somewhat limited to “neutral” items, however, I haven’t minded one bit. This has given me a chance to focus on some sweet, classic baby wear basics. I’m certain that upon discovering whether or not we have a baby boy or a baby girl I will launch into a whole new realm of knit goods, but for now, here are some of my favorite basic baby finds.

15-0214 PicMonkey Collage

1. Baby Boy’s Coat Helmet Booties and Blanket by Sirdar. (I thought this was perfectly sweet for Baby Boys or Girls).

2. Darling Diaper Cover by Courtney Kelley. Published in Kelbourne Woolens: Baby Collection and available on Ravelry.

3. Rabbit & Bear Knitting pattern courtesy of By Small Means.

4. Wilson Onesie Knitting kit by We are Knitters.