Thursday, September 19, 2013


It's september and the first chilly mornings have arrived. So, this Aviatrix hat will keep Jonatan's head warm during the bike ride to daycare. I was super productive during our holiday, so after finishing Jonatan's Aviatrix, I just continued knitting. I made a newborn size for our little nephew, who has arrived in the meantime.  

The Aviatrix pattern can be freely downloaded from Ravelry. I love this pattern! Although it looks quite complicated, it's actually rather simple. This was the second knitting project I tackled (the first was a straight scarf!), and once I had figured out the instructions, it went very smoothly. 

Fortunately for me, yet another small baby has arrived, so I'm allowed to knit another one of these cute hats!

bear carrier

This bear carrier was a present for a little friend who turned three this summer. Wherever she goes, she's always accompanied by her teddybear. Like a real mother bear, she'll carry her cub in her mouth when both her hands are occupied doing something else (for example, when holding hands with two of my kids). 

So I figured, she could use a little bear carrier, to keep her hands (and mouth) free.

As you can see below, the carrier basically has the shape of a big diaper, with velcro straps to close it, and adjustable shoulder bands.

The lining fabric is from Mies en Moos, the outer fabric is orange baby rib, also used here and here. I used fleece to give the carrier some stiffness, and added yellow piping as a contrasting detail. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Surf's up

Got some boring old jeans?
Cut them off, throw them in the bleach, stencil a surfer dude, and there you are. A very cool pair of shorts.