Friday, April 24, 2009

Katherine's Dress

The sweet pink dress for Katherine is ready to be sent away.

This is really the first "baby" thing I have ever knit. I am going to hold onto this through the weekend, just to keep looking and touching it, then it will be packaged up and sent to my niece, Katherine's mama-to-be.

The pattern states it is for a 3 month old. I guess I don't know baby sizes very well, cause this one looks a lot larger to me. I guess that is a good thing since babies grow fast. The booties on the other hand are really small and will probably only fit the first few weeks after being born.

Check out these cute little buttons! The perfect finishing touch.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pretty In Pink

A sweet pair of mary jane booties for Katherine. Katherine is my niece's baby. She is due to arrive July 24th. The size of these booties is s.m.a.l.l. and I mean small. Katherine will be able to wear them about a week if we are lucky - after that I guess they can be put on a doll. The pattern was so easy and the results are fantastic.

I found the pattern through Ravelry which had a link to this website. The pattern is well written and knits up fast. There is a bit of seaming involved but not too much. I made the first one and fell in love with it...I guess too much. I was making the second one for the right foot but didn't realize until all the way to sewing on the button - I MADE THE SAME FOOT! Just a minor setback. They are finished and ready to be boxed up and sent away.

The yarn I used is Baby Bamboo made by Sirdar Snuggly. This yarn is so soft and lovely to knit with I can't wait to purchase more. The color range is nice too.

A separate post for the sweet little dress shown in the upper corner of the picture.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The White Elephant

Elephante is the pattern...

I made my white elephant out of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. A few years ago I ordered a bunch of this yarn with the expectation of making a baby blanket. I worked on the blanket for a while but never finished it. It was frogged and all this yarn was just living in a plastic bag in the stash bin. I still have lots left but this was a wonderful way to use some of it.

White elephant is knit on US#3 DPs. The pattern calls for the ears to be crocheted but I just don't do crochet other than simple "crab" stitch. I suppose that might be because I am left handed. I followed the pattern for the ears from the Rainey Sisters. I like the knitted ears better than the crochet ears - all the same technique on the little guy. He was fun to knit but assembling him was another thing. The feet were so fiddly to get them placed just so.

The last thing I want to do is make a small scarf to go around his neck then he gets sent away to a friend's new born boy!