Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Exciting stuff

Well hello again. It's been a while, hasn't it? We have some exciting things going on at chez Tinks and Frogs.

First off, I thought I'd start a new feature: Tadpole Tuesdays. My knitting is not nearly as prolific as it used to be now that I'm back at work so I figured it's time to spice things up on the blog front. Every Tuesday I'm going to comment on some aspect of knitting for baby. What this really means is that you'll probably get lots of cute pictures of Tadpole wearing handknits that I made a while ago but didn't have any modeled shots to show.

For today's Tadpole Tuesday, I'm debuting my second pattern: the appropriately named Tadpole's Purple Sweater, which you may remember from the summer.

Tadpole has gotten quite a bit bigger since the first photo shoot (she was four and a half months old at the time) but the sweater still looks great on her at almost nine months old. Quick digression: when did that happen?!?!

The pattern is available as a free ravelry download here.

One final bit of excitement - I'm on twitter! Disclaimer: what I mean by "I'm on twitter!" is that I've signed up and haven't done anything else at this point.

Why am I telling you this? Jacey, Phoe, Lauren, Erin, and I are doing a knit-a-long for Stripe Study. Since the other four ladies were already on twitter (and since it can take a while to get up a blog post - I'm looking at you, cat sitting on my lap where the computer should be), I thought I'd take the plunge and tweet the KAL. That's not to say that I won't blog about it, too, but this way I can talk about what I'm doing without worrying so much about pictures during the week. And that's really nice when I can only try to get good shots on the weekends these days.

Wish me luck!


Jonah said...

Excited to read about Tadpole every Tuesday! Also looking forward to hearing about the knit-a-long.

lauren said...

Hey, hi! Nice to see you again. :) I hope you like twitter! I like that it's low commitment but there when I need it.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for tadpole tuesdays! I love that jumper. That KAL sounds fun, and I'm glad that it got you on twitter too!

Estella said...

Tadpole Tuesdays are a brilliant idea - I look forward to more! BTW, love the sweater.

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern and love your blog! Off to find you on twitter..........

Rachel said...

I find the statement 'my knitting isn't as prolific as it used to be' quite funny actually. Considering you knit 10 times more than I do even now that you have a full time job and a young child! ;)

Looking forward to Tadpole Tuesday! And oh dear...you fell into the twitter hole? I've resisted so far and as long as you continue to post periodically on stripe study on here, I'll continue to resist.

Now the next thing to resist is casting on Stripe Study. Darn you all and your KAL.

Jacey said...

Yay, yay! Congrats on your pattern! Sorry I have failed to finish mine, but that certainly doesn't speak for the pattern's greatness. :)

And I'm psyched about our KAL, and your twittering. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

I have added that sweater to my queue, it's adorable.

Kathy said...

I've been so tempted by that shawl, but I haven't succumbed yet.

thank you for generously offering the pattern! She's adorable, as always.