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WIKN: Baby Hats

Because even though it will be early May, erry body knows that babies need hats.  And plenty of ’em.  So I’ve been knitting them.

I sort of previewed on of these baby knits in my last post, as I was working on it at Maiden South Knit Night last week.  This hat is called “Baby Twister,” and it’s a cute little cabled hat.  And a really easy one, too, I might add!

Maiden South Knit Night | oysters and pearls

Baby Twister by Oysters And Purls | oysters and pearls

If you’re wanting to test out cables, this would be a great pattern to try them out.  It looks fancy, but it’s literally just one little set of cables, only held in front, every 8 rows or so.  Easy, peasy!  This photo was taken before I washed and blocked it, by the way.  And I knitted this out of Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton, which is washable and dry-able!  It’s a little big though, so naturally, I had to knit a tinier, newborn sized hat with my leftover cotton yarn!

Basic Newborn Hat for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

This photo was taken while this wee hat was still a bit wet while blocking.  But it’s tiny and wee and cute!

This pattern is for a Basic Newborn Hat – visit my Ravelry page (oystersandpurls!) for details.  I made one for Elah when she was just a wee little babe, so naturally I had to knit one for baby K.

Next up, I had told you before about these Tiny Britches I knitted up a while back – I’m obsessed with them!

Tiny Britches for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

I decided that I wanted to knit a matching baby bonnet out of my leftover Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn (superwash, aka machine washable and dry-able, obvi).  So I excitedly cast on this Simple Folded Bonnet with my leftovers a couple weeks ago.

Spud and Chloe Sweater in Ice Cream for Simple Baby Bonnet for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

Well, turns out not weighing my yarn was a poor decision and I quickly ran out of yarn.  Luckily, I texted my yarn dealer and friend, Cadence, to pull me a skein at Fuzzy Goat (and luckily, she had another one in the shop!)  So I had a brief hiatus (in which I casted on the above two hats with stash yarn instead) before I picked back up and finished this little bonnet.  Which is my new favorite thing ever.  I worked on it a bit in the shop, and I’m sharing another in-progress shot because I love this bonnet so much.

WIP: Simple Baby Bonnet in Spud and Chloe Sweater | oysters and pearls

I finished it Masters Sunday morning, and my new skill with this project was teaching myself to knit an i-cord.  Now I also feel like I have a new survival skill – I CAN KNIT ROPE!

Simple Baby Bonnet for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

I read something somewhere that there is no article of clothing that could ever be made with more love than one you knit for your own child.  This little bonnet epitomizes that for me.  I absolutely cannot wait to share pictures of these little hats on little baby Kirbo’s head, and I most especially cannot believe it’s less than a month away. We’re so ready to meet you, Bebe!

PS! I added a KNIT page to the EXPLORE tab up top – click over to peruse all my past knitting posts if you’re interested!  There are also pages for recipes, beekeeping, and more. :)

Until Next Time | oysters and pearls

Weekend Update

This weekend kicked off on Thursday night with the final Learn to Knit class taught by Carolina from the Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville. Carolina is a great teacher, and these lovely ladies took to knitting like fish to water!

I also spotted some amazing April Fool’s jokes on Facebook that had me LOLing. Anyone else spot any good ones?


Also, this slays me.

Turns out we aren’t the only ones, Wheat!

Friday was non-stop torrential downpours, but when the rain cleared out, we had the most gorgeous Saturday!

I spent most of the day working at Maiden South, and of course had to sneak in my weekly shop bump pic. I absolutely cannot believe we’ve only got 4 weeks or so to go before we meet this little babe!


I spent a good amount of time relaxing and knitting this weekend. I cast on a simple cream baby bonnet to match the tiny pants I already knit this baby, and then promptly ran out of yarn. Picking up another skein of Spud and Chloe Sweater this week at Fuzzy Goat.

PS we just got these adorable little Maiden South knit/crochet gauge rulers in – $20 and we’ve got ’em listed online!  
So I also worked on my Slope tank (below) as well as casted on yet another baby hat – this one in Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton with lots of sweet little cables. The weather was so nice I did lots of outdoor knitting!  I’ll do a complete knitting post with patterns as soon as I get some pictures.

PPS Birkenstocks = Summer Uggs.  Ugly, but so comfortable.

Sunday I did some much-needed sleeping in with these two critters. And by sleeping in I mean I got out of bed at 8:30. Weh. #imold

I got to work satisfying a craving while also breaking in our Christmas present from my parents: making pancakes in our Blanc Creatives skillet! It is an absolute DREAM to cook on!

Again, please.

Sunday was mostly knitting, very-much-needed relaxing, Wheat smoked a Boston butt, and I packed my hospital bag. The countdown to baby K is on!

Have a great week, friends!


Stitch Fix for Maternity

I’ve never been very tempted by Stitch Fix – I like what I like, clothes-wise, I order what I can’t get in Bainbridge and Thomasville online from companies I know and trust (and know my sizes in).  However, being pregnant has REALLY thrown a wrench in clothes shopping, and in having appropriate clothes to wear to work.  Now that I’m 32 weeks, I’m actually REALLY needing maternity clothes, and other than the few basics I have purchased, I’ve been struggling.  A friend told me a while back that she signed up for Stitch Fix during her pregnancy and LOVED it, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

Now that I’ve been using it for about 3 months, I can without a doubt say that I LOVE it!  I loved everything in my first “fix,” but actually ended up keeping a pair of garnet skinny maternity jeans and a navy cross back maternity top.  I loved the scarf they sent, but I’d rather knit my own. ;)  And I adored the sweater they sent me too, but just couldn’t keep it all.  The dress in my first shipment was cute, but not for me.  Patterns + pregnancy just ain’t my jam.  After that “Fix,” I shared those exact comments with my stylist, and since then each “fix” has gotten better and better.

It’s been the best source for unique maternity shirts that don’t make me feel like a fuddy duddy, too.  I normally steer clear of bright colors, but I fell in love with this bright fuschia top with another cross-back. (Jeans are J.Crew Maternity, jacket is old from J.Crew Factory (similar), necklace is from Maiden South).

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In my last fix, I got this adorable lace baseball-esque tee that I’ve been wearing with jeans on the weekends and with a blazer in the office.  It’s so comfy, too! Definitely one of my favorites so far.


I’m wearing the lace baseball tee with my FAVORITE Ingrid and Isabel Ponte Skinny Pants – I wear them almost every single day to work… and don’t plan to stop after baby arrives! shhhhh. They’re amazing.  As are their yoga pants.  Can’t recommend them enough, Mamas!

In my last Fix, I had requested a dress for my baby shower this weekend, and it turned out to be PERFECT!  I’ll be wearing it again for Easter Sunday, too.

Stitch Fix for Maternity | oysters and pearls




I can’t recommend Stitch Fix enough for pregnancy, especially for those of us with very little time to shop.  You enter your due date, and they send appropriate sizes based on your pre-pregnancy sizes and your notes to your stylist, as well as the questionnaire you fill out (it’s pretty in-depth! – aka I let them know that I generally don’t like patterns.).  You can choose to receive a fix twice a month, once a month (what I did), or as you feel like getting them (what I’ll switch to after baby arrives).  You pay a $20 styling fee, which counts towards anything you keep.  You ship back anything you don’t want by simply popping it into your mailbox, and then leave your stylist notes based on your thoughts about your fix.  It’s insanely convenient, and I’ve yet to not have a single thing in a fix that I loved.

PS Stitch Fix hasn’t paid me a single thing for this post or to use their service.  In fact, I’ve given them all MY money. :/  But full disclosure: if you do sign up through one of my links on this post, I will receive a small credit if you end up getting your own fix.  I really only share my experience because it has been such a treat during my pregnancy and I genuinely cannot recommend it enough to all you soon-to-be mamas out there!  That being said, I wouldn’t hate it if you used my link to sign up (if you sign up).  Mama needs a new pair of shoes maternity pants.

Treat yo self: Sign up for your own Stitch Fix here.

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls