Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mirkwood (cargo) Longies are the cuteness

So here are is latest FO for Peregrin. Jim picked up this delicious Araucania yarn in color #805 last Saturday. It was right before store closing and I started freaking out that Peregrin needed more longies as newborns go through them a bit faster with all the constant changes. I had only made two since I wanted to wait and see what sex the baby was before I made too many "neutral" ones.

eta - i did make a newborn curly purly which was too small for him right after birth, and the wrap i was testing for snasna which works great except it's too narrow to cover the prefold and is merely a spare for emergencies.

Luckily for me, Jim completely understands what colors and textures of yarn I like. I sent him with the mission of finding a good color in either the Aysen or Malabrigo worsted. He did well, because I love what he came home with. And then I set to work to get some longies done. It took me a couple days to get started on them because Peregrin and I were trying to get into our groove of doing things. Up to this point I had really only held him and sat down and relaxed.

Here's the link to my project in Ravelry.
I decided on doing pockets for these longies (faux ones as he doesn't really have anything to put into them right now..). They became the "Mirkwood Longies" as I'm kinda going into a LOTR thing again lately and after all, his name is Peregrin right. So all things LOTR is good.

So, complete with little wood leaf buttons on the pockets, the cargo longies are complete. I decided on doing a longer rise, and did a size small. I added in three short rows in the back, and instead of doing seed stitch cuffs, I left them in stockinette so they'd roll naturally. The benefit to that is that you can add onto the leg length with many options if the body still fits as they grow. I don't think this will be necessary as Peregrin seems to have a longer truck and shorter legs. We'll see.

I made a twisted cord for tieing the waistline, and I did the waist ribbing in a 3x1 twisted rib, with eyelets on every purl about halfway down the ribbing.

Overall, I'm very happy with them, and they are currently laying to dry after lanolizing them this morning. I especially love the pocket and button detailing on them. Now I just need to start collecting some shirts to match up with his longies that I make.

I really am in love with longies right now. I never really wanted them with the other kids, but they are so easy....just put on a prefold or fittted diaper and then the longies over them. One less step of a cover and pants as well, as the cover itself is a pair of pants. Less bulky and oh so cute to have knitted pants. He got lots of compliments yesterday on the "pants" he was wearing made of Manos del Uruguay.

I've ordered some Three Irish Girls BFL worsted in colorways "Aiden" and "Nolan" for his next pairs of longies. That should be arriving this week and then I can get to work on those. (eta - just got an email it shipped out today!)I haven't picked out any complimenting colors for those yet, so I'll see what I do with them. I really do need to start buying him some clothes though to match with the longies. I've only gone out of the house once since he was born - yesterday in fact. We took the kids to a Valentines party one of the moms hosted. Lucky for me, it was fairly quiet. As silly as I can be at times, Jim's the one to do all the physical jumping around and playing with the kids.

I've got more yarn from Biscotte & Cie in mostly all Harry Potter colorways to post about. That will be coming next. Right now I've got a sleepy newborn and a fussy 2 year old to deal with...


Felicia said...

Squee!! I love, love, love the little leaf buttons! What a perfect touch to Peregrin's cutie lil' longies. I got a giggle out of that they have faux pockets because he doesn't really have anything to put in them. I'm just thinking silly forgive me. =D This image in my head was of him, with his tiny baby wallet and keys, headin' for town...gonna buy mama some yarn!

Speaking of, wow, Jim is GOOD to be able to pick out the perfect yarn like that! He knows your tastes well. That Jim..he is a special boy..if I were you, I'd let him stick around. He sounds like a keeper.::wink::

I haven't attempted to look online yet for yarns. I went to the Three Irish Girls site you linked and their yarn is beautiful, especially the Nolan, you picked. That is gonna come out wild! I can't wait to see! I think the Rhianna is loverly, all those yummy shades of green. My problem is I wouldn't know what to do with it! Ugh!! Just smell it and pet it and love it, I guess, hehe.

Anyway, wanted to comment, you're amazin' Mamma! Xoxo

Felicia said...

Rhiannon is the shade, duh. Not Rhianna, like the singer. She'd be singin'.."Gotta love that yarn's color, color, color, color, way, way, way, -ay, -ay!"

Okay, I'll stop being stupid. ::grin::

Christina said...

i've been wanting to try three irish girls, especially in the bfl for a while. jim picked out nolan, and i picked aiden. the nolan does look wild, i checked out some completed projects in that color on rav. i love doing that.

hmm you could make leg warmers, or little sweaters/dresses/tops for your niece?

i'm going to use a blue with the nolan i think...not sure about aiden, maybe green.

speaking of little people with keys, the kids did something with mine about two weeks ago and i still can't find them. now i can't get the mail and jims not off 'til 1am... i want to see if my harmony wood kp needles came today! didn't get the mail yesterday either.