longies (again)

another pair of longies for my wee lass. once again, these were completed in early december and never photographed. i used my go-to longie pattern and more cascade 220 heathers, this time silver grey (8401). i had big plans for a pattern on the cuff and was halfway through it when i had to admit that it just didn’t look good. i said a few choice words, frogged the cuffs, and went with a seed stitch because let’s face it: you can’t go wrong with seed stitch. ever.

and the top photo is the wee lass trying to stand up. she can do it now and she does it a lot, stands there smiling and content with herself. then one of the kids notices she’s standing, begins clapping for her, she gets excited and begins clapping for herself, loses balance, and boom!

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  • Love the color! And your description of those early wobbly days of learning to stand is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Reilly

    8401 is my favorite hue of Cascade 220. I think I’ve made a pair of longies in that color in every size possible.ReplyCancel

  • Such a soft, warm tone. And I agree – you cannot go wrong with seed stitch. Love that she too gets excited with her accomplishment.ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous… just gorgeous
    Every girl needs a pair of nice, gray sweats/yoga pants :) ReplyCancel

  • love the cuff edging detail on the longies. Beautiful! And oh my those tiny baby feet-sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Just so cute! The toes and the longies!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! And standing, yay. I remember those first wobbly days with my little man, they are so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Oh I love these!! One of my friends is having a baby in May & they live in Florida or I’d make her some of these. As it is I feel like I’m being silly making her a sweater!ReplyCancel

  • How precious! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Oh how I love those first weeks of standing! So precious!ReplyCancel

  • sweetness overload! :) ReplyCancel

  • I can just see that sweet little triumphant smile and hand claps now. It’s just too cute for words.ReplyCancel

  • I love the pattern at the bottom–it makes them just perfect. My little guy never fit in his longies. The ones I made while pregnant ended up being the right size in the summer, and I never got around to making larger or smaller ones. They’re safely tucked away for the next one.ReplyCancel

  • Manise

    Perfect color for longies- they go with everything. I agree with the seed stitch detailing- also gives it a bit of heft for better drape down the legs. I so remember those early stages of learning to walk growth and development. The smiles of accomplishment on everyones faces is priceless.ReplyCancel

  • Love the cuff. You’re right- you can’t go wrong with seed stitch. Love it. Oh- cute baby too! :) ReplyCancel

  • oh, soo cute! love the grey colourway… longies are on my list again too. but tell me, how do the ones she has worn in the past months look like? our’s pilled terribly… maybe it’s the yarn but i’m afraid it’s all that shuffling and rolling on the floors…ReplyCancel

  • Those longies are so cute! You’ve inspired me, I want to make some. :) ReplyCancel

  • Oh, these would be lovely for my little one coming this spring. I like them in gray. What a beautiful blog you have. I just subscribed. Thanks for sharing your eye for beauty. Wave! (You can find me at http://www.stillparenting.blogspot.com)ReplyCancel

  • You have amazing knitting skills! I would say you bought them at at a store, plain and simple.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE these! And, I am no real knitter, but I’ve made a few things, and seed stitch is my very favorite~ and my gosh, is there anything cuter than baby toes? nope, don’t think so.ReplyCancel

  • what’s cuter, the photos, the kid or the longies….
    hmmmmmm……ReplyCancel