alpenhorn & bhangra

I've just been going through baby pictures and found this one, which was taken by Rick Collins Photography. It's from a beautiful wedding we went to last year. The wedding album is online, however, I am not sure of the etiquette of putting other people's wedding photos on your blog :) So, I'm going to not put any photos with clear faces. However, they are gorgeous sorts of people.

At the wedding reception there was an alpenhorn player who was joined by a bhangra player to announce the couple. It was as amazing as it sounds.

milk ice cream + cornflakes

When Auggie was midway through his second week of preschool, I picked him up from school and found him to be in the grouchiest, complain-ingest mood. So I tried spoiling him. We visited Aberdeen centre, bought a $2 yellow tractor trailer from Daiso and then had ice cream from mazazu crepe. If you order the milk flavour ice cream in a cup, it comes with cornflakes on the bottom. I don't know exactly why that's so exciting, but it really is.

Augs is telling me that it's cold and creamy and crunchy. Sweet, too. That's a lot of sugar. So...

...a lot of dancing around the fountain. Then a very sudden nap. And lasting happiness for the rest of the week. I think he just needed a little party time. (By the way, he's dancing to Footloose and also various Elvis songs — all of which he's convinced are about tractor trailers).

bat | cat hat

It's not too late to make this for Hallowe'en. Original zsa mask pattern via smalleand pinterestMy pattern notes below. Pattern was created by Mme ZsaZsa.

This is the easiest, fastest hat to make. I originally made this for Auggie because he wanted to be a black cat for Hallowe'en. He's since changed his mind, but now we have a hat.

This would be good for a bat, cat or Batman costume and it's nice and cozy. Don't be lazy and knit this in the round — the seaming helps the hat hold it's shape :) This is a good seaming tutorial if you are new to it.

I used Blue Sky Worsted cotton (the same as for the Windy scarf) in Ink but if Auggie hadn't specified black I would have used the Graphite. I would only use cotton for this hat unless we lived in the Yukon — it's a thick knit.

Little pierrot slippers

These little baby slippers — december booties — are from a pattern by maddermade for lark yarn from quince. They are quite sweet without the pom poms, too, I think. This is a very good pattern and worth the $3.50. It's a continuous knit with no seaming and it was very straightforward to make. These are in a washable merino in a dk weight from mission falls. These are for a little boy who is a few weeks old, now.  If you would like help to make pom poms, our pdf instructions are here).

(ps. hopefully the music from Sunny, Snowy & Chinook and Foggy will be  is available here soon. I'm working on updating the blog to hundreds & thousands, as I'm almost finished with Windy-related material.)