Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wee Wednesday FO: Lila's Legwarmers

Just a bit of a health update on my wee one. Things seem to be going well, her nystagmus is improving, and she doesn't seem to be having any developmental issues so far, which is a huge relief. Somewhere in all the follow-up testing, a specialist did note that she has a heart murmur, but considering what was being discussed at the beginning, I nearly laughed with relief. I'll take a heart murmur over a lot of other things. We've still got lots of testing to go, but so far, so good (fingers crossed).

Recently off the needles: a pair of fabulously little legwarmers for Lila!

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Pattern: Lila's Legwarmers

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Pink Label Laceweight in 'Moonmist'

Needles: 3 & 4 mm dpns (US 2.5 & 6)

Mods: Used laceweight yarn held double, and added an extra half repeat for a little extra length.

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Ah, chubby baby legs. They are so awesome. 

Knitting with laceweight held double feels a bit like pulling off a magic trick- it knits up at the dimension of fingering weight, but feels lighter and airier.  And hey, it was a great way to use  up the rest of the skein from this project.

The pattern was great- it was my first time knitting lateral braid before, and the designer has a link for a great tutorial right in the pattern, so it turned out to be easy-peasy.  The pattern is designed for younger babies (I'd say 3-10 months works great), so to make a slightly larger size for my 14 month old,  I went up a needle size and added an extra half repeat of the chart.

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The shirt I'm wearing is from Zara

And she likes wearing them! I can tell because if she doesn't like wearing something, she attempts to yank it off somehow. I'd love to put cutesy headbands on her, but she pulls them off every time.

17 comments:

Windybrook Spinner said...

Congrats on the good news so far! Cute legwarmers.

Carmel said...

Those are adorable... and Lila gets cuter and cuter every picture I see of her... good news on her testing!

M said...

She is so stinking cute, I think you could probably put a paper sack on her and she would still be darling. In all those hand knits, she's irresistible. How on earth do you ever say No to her?

Jolene said...

Thanks for the health update -- been wondering how your wee one is doing. Glad to hear her nystagmus is improving!

And my (now about to be 12 -- how did that happen?!) daughter had a heart murmur at Lila's age, but it's now been years since any doctor has heard it. Hope Lila will also "outgrow" hers! As for those adorable legwarmers, hope she's able to rock them for many months to come.

Loulou said...

So happy to hear the better news about the dear little lady's health.

How cute she looks in these leg-warmers. They're also 'heart-warmers' as they warm the heart of anyone seeing her in them.

;p said...

What a sweetie! Cute leg warmers too. You must be pleased she likes them.

Katie said...

Super cute, and I'm SO glad to hear that everything is improving with Lila. I just saw a tweet from her earlier this week and wondered how it was going!

Voie de Vie said...

Oh, too cute! Love the legs in the warmers, as well as those cute pudgy feet in her sandals.

Great to hear about the good news so far - go Lila, go.

Cassy said...

Very glad to hear Lila is doing well. She's adorable as usual. Love the legwarmers.

Hilary said...

Adoooorable, omg. The little chubby legs! The little teeny sandals! So awesome. And thanks so much for the health update...so, so happy to hear things are going well!

travellersyarn said...

I'm so glad to hear that Lila is doing well, she is gorgeous, and I'm glad that she had preferences about her clothes! You must be finding the whole medical rigmarole a bit exhausting - are you okay?

Ann said...

Oh, she is so so cute. Her clear blue eyes speak volumes.

duni said...

omg her little feets in little sandals eeeee! so cute! and the legwarmers are pretty sweet, too. :) glad to hear Lila's health is looking good. thank you for the update.

lollyknits.com said...

Adorable! Leg warmers are such a good idea for babies, it's soooo hard to get pants on their fat little legs!

Nancy Richter said...

I'm a fairly newb to your blog - been following you for a couple of months. Adorable leg warmers for baby Lila! She is beyond cute.

I'm currently crazy for knitting what I call boot toppers for my own wardrobe of fall boots, including my cowboy boots. Lila's leg warmers look like the tiny version of my creations! Thanks for providing a beautiful blog.

Kristen said...

Oh, so great to hear your good news! Love the pictures of your adorable little girl with her legwarmers!

FRANTZknits said...

Yes, thank you for the health update!

My oldest daughter (now 15) was diagnosed with transverse myelitis (TM - is like a single dose of multiple sclerosis) 2 years ago in June. You all have been in my thoughts since you first blogged about Lila's medical issues. I can completely empathize with how scary it is to have something wrong and not know what it is. You have such a beautiful family...thank you for sharing it with all of us.