Sunday, January 9, 2011

silhouette plate

I made two silhouette plates as holiday gifts this year. One with each of my nephews on it.  I found the tutorial on Prudent Baby.

Here is my result for my nephew Joshua.

I some how sent Isaac's without taking a photo, so hopefully my brother or sister-in-law will send a photo that I can post here to show it off.

Here is the plate of my nephew Isaac:
(Thanks for the photo Brandie!!!)

I had a photo of each nephews silhouette, I then put it on top of black paper and cut out the two layers with an x-acto knife.  Then I mod podged it onto a plate (from goodwill).

Baby Sweater for Joshua

I knit Joshua a baby sweater for Christmas. I started it right after he was born, put it down for a while, and picked it up again knowing the size I choose would fit when he was about one year old.  I finished it and it fit!

Pattern: Rufus Textured Cardigan by Kristen Rengren  (From the book Vintage Baby Knits)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in Celery Green
Needle size: US4 & US5

I altered the pattern a little so there would be less seaming at the end. I knit the button bands with the front panels instead of knitting them in two pieces and seaming. The pattern called for a whole lot of seaming at the end, which I did and groaned about... but the results were really great, so I shouldn't have complained.

Here are the pictures of Mr. Joshua in his new sweater.

You can go to my Ravelry page to see more info about this project.