I'm so smitten with the chinese button knot and just can't stop making them! Check out the ginormous pom pom knots I made for this cute pink hat to match the ribbed jacket I made last week.
I started by making a 6 stitch i-cord on 3.75mm needles with baby yarn, stuffed it with 6 pieces of yarn (threading them through the icord tube with a darning needle) so that it wouldn't collapse on itself and look more like a thick cord, made the knot following these directions, trimmed the ends, sewed them together and attached it to the hat. Voila! So cute ;0)
That's pretty much the extent of the knitting I got done this weekend because we were busy socialising bees these past 4 days: shopping with auntie t and dinner with my sister and her family on Thursday, visiting my best friend from work for dinner on Friday (boy, can her husband cook!), cleaning house in anticipation of a visit from friends and their 22 and 3 month old babes to go sleeper shopping at the Baby's Own factory outlet on Saturday and brunching with the in-laws yesterday. Phew! Needless to say, I'm glad it's Monday today.
And Julian, well he's still growing. Here he is in his infant car seat for the last time having out grown it already. We also loaned out the bouncer and returned the Jolly Jumper this weekend since he outgreww those too in the last few weeks. The swing will probably have to go next, but I will be really sad to see that one go since it's still the only way he'll settle down for a nap in the afternoon. The limit on it is 24 lbs. He's currently 21 lbs.
And he keeps growing, and growing, and growing....
P.S.: Hillary over at Wee Wonderfuls has posted a free pattern for the most delightful (and simple) wee bunny today. Go check it out. I've already started working on mine and hope to show you later this week.