I finished a few really cute baby things recently, but as they were gifts for people who read this blog, I had to wait to show the rest of you what I have been up to. My sister’s baby shower was Saturday, and this is what I made for her.
As she wasn’t going to find out her baby’s gender, I made this little neutral sweater:
Geordie Stripe Yoke Jacket by Louisa Harding in Dream in Color Classy Dusky Aurora
Then, to make this more feminine if she has a girl, I knit this:
Cora Cloche by Kate McDaniel in same yarn.
Or, if out comes another little nephew for me, this hat:
Baby Newsie by Bekkah Knits in same yarn.
At the shower, my dear sis had a surprise announcement – she found out that she is cooking a little boy!
Three things about this knitting:
1. Recognize that yarn? I had three balls leftover after knitting this:
it is fabulous, and washable and the colors are so gorgeous. I was so glad to find a good use for my extras – and I still have almost a whole ball left!
2. The Newsie Hat was a really interesting knit. If you have a little boy to knit for and you enjoy knits that keep you guessing, this is a good one to try! I don’t know how a person sits down and figures out something as complicated as that. And, it is way cute.
3. The sweater pattern, on the other hand, was a pain in the bootie, and I won’t ever knit it again. Too fiddly, too many things I didn’t want to do, too much sewing (even after I converted as much of it as I could to knit in the round). But, she likes it and that is all that matters. Too bad I have to wait till next winter to see how it looks on the baby!
And, lastly, a baby shower for a friend of mine two Saturdays ago (that I missed because I was sick…) had me knitting a diaper cover:
In case you missed it – this is the cute part:
This is the Picky Pants pattern that I always follow (loosely), and I used some wool that looks like Wool of the Andes, but I can’t remember exactly. And, she loves it. So do I. It was hard to give away. 🙂
So that catches you up on my baby knitting. None for my baby, but I still have till June. (I keep saying that – but oh, my! I will be EIGHT MONTHS this week!)