Category Archives: gifts for babies

Speed knitting

A gorgeous girl turned one this week. She lives in Tasmania so I don’t see her and her mother, my friend, much at all. Imagine my surprise when I got a text earlier in the week that her mum would … Continue reading

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It’s probably time to admit I’ve got a problem

Hello, my name is Ruth and I’m an in threes addict. I really love this pattern. I can’t help it – the cardigan’s so great for layering and adding a pop of colour to a baby’s outfit. I never fail … Continue reading

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Biting the cables bullet

I have a habit of getting into a crafting rut – making the same thing, over and over (case in point – my love of the in threes baby cardigan). Every now and again, I go out on a limb. … Continue reading

Posted in Bendigo Woollen Mills, cables, gifts for babies, knitting, milo, raising children, stash, yarn | 12 Comments

An unintentional break

It has been a long, quiet fortnight here. Alex has been away with work, we’ve had family visiting, Hugo’s had an ear infection which has stuck around – and had teeth numbers three and four arrive. We don’t do things … Continue reading

Posted in baby, breastfeeding, doll clothes, fabric, gifts for babies, quilting, raising children, sewing, stash | 7 Comments

Rainbow cardi: yet another in threes

A friend of a friend, my hairdresser is having her second baby in November. She is fantastic and, even though I don’t see her nearly often enough, I adore her. This girl is into pin-ups and is a lovely colourful … Continue reading

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A cute set for some cute siblings

Some dear friends welcomed a cute baby boy into their family recently. Given I was also running really late with his big sister’s first birthday present, his arrival presented me with an irresistible opportunity to knit a sibling set. Both … Continue reading

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This blanket was a gift for a wee little girl. I started working on it the day I found out that her mamma was having a she, not a he….all the way back in May! While the blanket and I … Continue reading

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A big week and a Granny’s Favourite

We’ve had a big week here in the ruth plus two household. We’ve had a second birthday, a business trip (not me, obviously), two little ones finishing courses of antibiotics, grandparents here to stay (thank goodness for Grandma and Granddad), … Continue reading

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I have finished Hugo’s wrap. Finally! In the end, the actual sewing didn’t end up being too traumatic. It’s fairly wonky in parts but at least I can count it as a successful learning experience. For a start, I’ll work … Continue reading

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Celebrate the BOY!: Baby Sophisticate

We visited some friends and their newborn son on the weekend. He’s a total cutie and they all seem to be doing very well. Elena seemed a little concerned at first – I think she thought the little one might … Continue reading

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