One of the New Arrivals
All snuggled up in her handknit blanket on her birthday- she showed up ten days late to the party, on January 25th, after a five hour all-natural waterbirth. More on our blog, Such Small Hands.
Expecting knitbloggers and experienced baby knitters share their projects.
I've seen a bunch of these finished from you gals, and I just had to give one a try! It's for a work colleague whose baby is due on Friday. It is so much fun! It goes from this:
I finally finished this beanie from Natural Knits for Moms and Babies - it is the first cap for my bunny, my little girl due in April, and I know she will look darling in it. Now to make the matching booties...
Details on my blog.
This is a cardigan that was originally designed for Sirdar Snowflake yarn- the stuff that looks and feels like Polar. I changed to Patons Decor and added the stripes and some cute wooden buttons. It was my first sweater and it was knit for my husband's godson, the 3rd of his 4 nephews, who was 4 at the time. The sweater really does fit him well but he wasn't in a picture taking mood!
This is a baby blanket I knit over the summer 2006. My local knitting guild had was collecting baby blankets to raffle off for charity and I made this one, called the Harlequin Baby Blanket, out of Muench's Tessin yarn. (Great, squishy, springy cotton blend yarn!)
I made this once we found out we were pregnant. It's the Just Ducky hat and socks set and I used Diamond Tempo Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool).
It's been a year for babies and the next in line was my cousin's son Sean who was born in December. I knit this elephant for her baby shower in November. The pattern is from a book on Easy Knit Toys by Joy Gammon and it is the first pattern I have ever knit from a French pattern. (I didn't know the book was available in English at the time). I used Sirdar Country DK I think.
This was for another cousin's son Oliver, who was born over the summer but I was busy with my September wedding and didn't have a chance to work on it. It is the Betsey Brachiosaurus pattern from Family Circle's Baby Knits and I used Bernat Baby Coordinates.
This was for our son but knit before we found out he is a boy. It's the Froggy hat and socks pattern and was also knit with Diamond Tempo yarn.
This is Kate Gilbert's Samantha pattern that I knit for my friend who had a daughter in September. I used Sirdar Snuggly and adapted it with some intarsia for the two-color look.
This is a cardigan I started for our child before getting pregnant, even before our wedding. I like dark colors on babies and had no problems knitting a black cardigan, although I did size it for 2 years. It is the Ducks in a Row pattern from an old Patons Astra booklet but I omitted the duck motifs for a plain, raglan cardigan. I used the Astra yarn and found some cute 1-8 plastic buttons at my LYS.
I have about 3 more photos of baby knitting but Blogger wouldn't let me upload them so I'll post them in a few days.
I'm getting really inspired by seeing all the gorgeous baby knits you guys have done!
My blogger friend Mary sent me a link to the pattern a month or so ago, thanks Mary! They are super cute, my daughter Corra wants to swipe them for her own baby doll.
Here's the stats:
Pattern: Christine's baby booties
yarn: beehive baby yarn color 3427 (soft pink)
needles: knitpicks size 1 dpns
notes: I took my time knitting these. The first one took one evening, the second one took me 4 days... I finished the second one a few minutes ago. Think the baby will come tonight?
Mike is on his way home from Pittsburgh tonight, Mom is in Scranton for the night and will be here sometime tomorrow. If I don't go into labor tonight. I'm to go to the hospital tomorrow to have my water broken which will hopefully start labor! Hurry up baby, the Sheriff has announced an eviction order. OUT! Already, OUT!! But just to insure matters, I'm going to go bake a pan of brownies for me ; )
more on my blog
Pattern: Sirdar Early Arrivals No. 2 Design B Ballerina cardigan
Yarn: Beehive baby yarn acrylic color 3427
Needles: US 2 & 3 Susan Bate's circs gauge: uhh.. gotta check that....
Size: 0-3 months, to fit a size 16" chest.
notes: I had a *bit* of a problem reading the pattern, this might have something to do with my inability to concentrate lately. I'm not sure if I knit the right front and the sleeves correctly. The right front looks a bit wonky to me. With that said, this is a sweet little sweater.
I wrote more about finishing this sweater, and the knitter's baby superstition on my blog. I sure hope finishing this sweater isn't going to bite me in the butt!