Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

bunting and booties

The bunting project is over! I finally finished the other day, seamed and buttons sewed on last night! I had some yarn leftover ( Red Heart TLC Essential in powder blue) so I whipped up the booties this evening. The pattern is out of an older American School of Needlework book- Booties, Booties, Booties by Mary Thomas book number 1049, cute book that has knit and crochet booties 15 patterns in all. Dated 1987.

The bunting pattern came from this website check out their other patterns, unique designs, I would like to own them all! Easy to order too, they send the patterns in pdf. By the way the bunting is knit top down, the hood is added after and the car seat slit I sort of made up as I went along. The length from the underarm to bottom ribbing is 15", the picture doesn't look it though. That part was knit in the round and it went fast! This was my first attempt knitting a baby bunting and I rather enjoyed it! The pattern is one I will probably knit again, you know for my future GC ;-)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Knitting Update...

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Stopping in to show you a sweater I have had finished and just finally got around to taking pictures! This is the Eyelet Baby Cardigan Jen designed and is available on her blog here. I used size 3 needles and Bernat Softee Baby in antique white. I truly enjoyed knittng this pattern, why not stop by her blog and check out her other free sweater patterns, her work is a pleasure to see and so inspiring!

Next is a raglan baby sweater, newborn size using Red Heart TLC (discontinued) in natural. I added a few appliques for some "prettyness"
is that a word? LOL

On to the baby bunting I have been asked to make. Size 9 needles and some Red Heart TLC Essentials in powder blue, nice soft yarn.
This is knit from the top down, will have 7 buttonholes, a slit for the carseat and a hood, I better get going and finish this! The baby is on the way she tells me, maybe sooner than they thought.

also I have started designing a baby sweater/jacket, so far so good, stay tuned!