Friday, February 15, 2008

Zach's Blanket

Yet another one of my becoming famous cotton tot blankets crocheted in double stitches with a picot edge. I like the colors of this pink made me think this one is for a little guy! This one is quite small...perfect for a newborn.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Artemis's Blanket

I am way ahead of he game for this Christmas present...I started it when I was pregnant but as I worked on it, I thought it would be perfect for Artemis. It was too big for a baby and I think she will appreciate all the pink in it.

Another Willow Sweater

Remember this one from an earlier post? It is my first knitting project that wasn't a scarf. It started off a little boy-ish but once I knew that Willow was going to be a girl I added the daisy buttons. She makes everything look like a million bucks! I am glad that she got some wear out of it - it is almost too small now!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Willow in her pink cardigan

What could be cuter than this? Remember this sweater from a very early post? I made it before I was even pregnant. Strange now how life has changed! The pattern is from the Crochet Me magazine. It is such a great little sweater, made from cotton tots yarn. It is easy to put on and soft and cozy to wear. Yes, last September I had no idea that one year later my beautiful little girl would be wearing this sweater!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Willow's Yellow Sweater

I figured I'd better get a picture of Willow wearing this crocheted yellow sweater thatI made before she outgrows it! I is the same pattern as the little pink sweater I posted previously, but in this version I used cotton tots and a larger hook to make it bigger, fits about 12 to 18 lbs. The little sun buttons were my cute score from Dressew. ( I am really going to miss Dressew now that I am no longer in Vancouver! ) Isn't she the best little baby model?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Pretty in Pink

Okay, just when I thought this sweater looked pretty cute...I actually put it on Willow and realized that it is beyond cute and is absolutley adorable! I don't think that it will be fitting for very long as Willow was born at 9lbs, 9 oz. In baby weight acrylic, this sweater would fit about 6lbs-10 lbs. Aren't the heartshaped buttons sweet. And isn't she the sweetest 7 day old model ever?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Zig Zag Baby Blanket

I just finished this blanket...I started it back in November when I first found out that I was pregnant with Moonbeam. I like it because it is the same zig zag pattern that my Baba would make-In fact I got the pattern from her. the only drawback from it is that it is made from acrylic, which isn't my favorite. It was made with baby weight yarn in single stitches.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A very girly sweater

This was the first little thing I made once Adam and I found out that Moonbeam is a girl. I know I going a little off the deep end here, but this was a quick and easy one to whip off. It is pretty small, so I am hoping that it fits her at all.

My first knit sweater

Here it is, my first knitting project that wasn't a scarf. We started up a little Friday Knitty Night at Lola's and it has been great. I have wanted to learn to knit for a really long time. The crochet thing just came along and was pretty easy to 'get' so I absorbed into that for the past year and a half. I will still continue to crochet, especially because it is so quick and easy but I do like the way a good stockinette stich looks. Beacause of this new development I have changed this blog name from nikkicrochet to kind of leaves me alot more open to experiement and try new things and I like that.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Soft Cotton Baby Blankets

Here are two sweet baby blankets that I finished up a while ago. One was for Lola and little Perdida. The other was for Chris and Taly and little Demeter. They are a very simple pattern of double stitches with a picot edge made with cotton tots yarn-so soft.

Friday, January 05, 2007


This little mouse soon became the best pal of my little niece Artemis - little dress and all! I made a couple of the Roxy Craft animals back when the patterns were still posted for free on their website and soon got the hang of the Amigurumi style. I made this one without a pattern while travelling by train from Kingston to Ottawa.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

A couple more designs....

Here are a couple of other sizes and designs of the same sweater. They are pretty easy to make. I have been finding some great patterns online. It seems there are many who are afflicted with this same obsession. It's so cool to find a modernist twist on this old school craft. Simple. straightforward design in bright, clear colors draw me in. I can't wait to try these little sweaters on a real live model.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Super Soft Cotton Baby Sweat-ahhhh

A weekend creation. This cute jacket only takes one ball of super soft cotton to make. I got the pattern from Crochet Me magazine. It seems as September closes in, my desire to cozy up with the crochet takes over. I can't believe that the summer is over already....such a bummer. I guess my need to make baby clothes is being spurred on by all of the babes being born around me. Indeed it must be a veritable baby boom taking place right now. And I read that of the world's 6 billion people, 3 billion of those people are under 25. So many millions of those youth have no options for power or freedom. It's crazy! Youth poverty is a reality, not just here, but worldwide. We are wasting such valuable human energy, youth energy, as a planet. Are we so careless/ingnorant?

I guess it takes children to fuel the revolution so everybody have babies! We need to breed an army of rebels to bust down this marble tower of oppression! hmmmm... guess I'll save that for another stich 'n' bitch.....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Baby Booties

These little rocker booties were one of my very first projects. They were for Artemis when she was small.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

my red hippo...

I wanted to make a mellow blog about my penchant for crochet. I do projects fairly slowly and intermittently. But then always with a devoted fury. I suppose it is an expression of self.

I only just learned the basics recently. Since then I have been teaching myself how to read patterns and improvise a little. This spring my grandmother, my Baba, bequeathed her entire collection of crochet hooks and knitting needles and some lovely vintage patterns to me. It is hugely symbolic to me to inherit her tools. I believe that this recently acquired creative endeavor will be something that is with me until the end of my human time.

It really is gratifying to catalyze time and mellow meditation into something tangible and life enhancing. That is why I love it.
Go to the Roxy Craft website where I found this pattern ( and a little piece of zen happiness)