Wednesday, 16 September 2009

FO: Felix Baby Cardi and Apple Cozy

Pattern: Silly Apple Cozy Yarn: stash red acrylic and stash green merino Needles: 5 mm dpns, and 3.5 mm needles for the leaf Mods: made the cozy much smaller than the original pattern called for- I don't buy gigantic apples that often. Also added a leaf from this pattern. Notes: I love this little apple cozy, it's a pretty hygienic way to transport an apple that I would typically just toss into my purse for a snack at work. I added a little leaf by the button, because for some unknown reason, I felt utterly compelled to have an apple cozy look just like an apple. But yet I have no sound argument as to why I did that. Hmm. A little armchair psychology, anyone? Pattern: Felix's Cardigan Yarn: stash, I believe an acrylic/cotton blend from Paton's. 2 Skeins. Needles: 5 mm Mods: went up a needle size to make this a bit bigger. Notes: The cardigan patterns was a simple top down construction, which was great. I think it's safe to say that the awesome robot buttons make this sweater. I got them on Etsy.com, from Buttered Parsnips. I love her buttons!! I'll be buying more for future kid knits, for sure. I found it really hard to find great buttons for boy knits, abut she has lots of great designs. How cute are they?!

20 comments:

Pam said...

Two adorable projects! I think I may have to make an apple cozy.

The buttons are adorable. They do make the sweater -- I think plain colors with cute buttons are so wearable. (Or dressable, for babies).

Allyson said...

Those buttons are so adorable! What a great way to jazz up a one color sweater.

(and I queued that apple pattern yesterday! It's a must have)

Kim said...

I don't think the apple cozy would have been nearly as cute without the leaf- good addition!
I'm sure the baby's parents will love that sweater, it looks perfect

Hilary said...

How cute are those projects?!?!? I LOVE the apple cozy -- such a great idea! And the sweater...just adorable!

Siga said...

Very cute and so nicely finished! An apple cozy - how smart is that! Now you have no excuse of not taking an apple to the office. ;-)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those buttons are adorable! I love your projects, they're so inspiring!

the Lady said...

I heart that apple cozy. It's all kinds of awesome. I think the leaf makes it totally great. Thanks for sharing the button link! Aack, so hard to resist!

Jennifer said...

The apple cozy is so awesome! I love that shot too. And Gah! robot buttons! WANT

Kat said...

I have been wanting to make an apple cozy for ages. I love that you added the leaf. Very cute! Love the robot buttons too.

hibou said...

So cute! The robot buttons are great.

weezalana said...

Thank you for clarifying why one would need an apple cozy! I mean, besides that fact that is super cute and tres fun. ;)

Great job on the sweater and LOVE the buttons! Off to bookmark that etsy dealer now...

yoel said...

A very cute FO duo (a FUO!). I love love love the robot buttons!

pickles said...

Oh, lovely! And the buttons...super cute!

Sarah said...

I love both of these! And buying buttons on etsy is a great idea.

Cassiemarie said...

Adorable!!! :)

Michele said...

Two very cute knits. The robot buttons are adorable. They add a nice touch to the cardigan.

Rima said...

Holy Cow. How cute is that apple! And your cardigan too. I just finished that cardigan too--but made it "vest" style.

Lisa said...

that apple is... so.. adorable!!!! the cutest thing I've ever seen knitted before! :O

CanarySanctuary said...

OMG love the buttons and apple cozy! :D

Ella said...

What a great transport idea for an apple! I'm totally making one of those (leaf and all). And those buttons! Too cute. Love the sweater. :D