In the past year, I haven’t been able to post much due to a very hectic schedule. It’s strange how life will suddenly get so busy that it is dizzying thinking of the things to do and see. Despite the busy schedule, I have managed to knit a few little items here and there.
These cute woodland knits were made for my co-worker’s soon-to-arrive bundle of joy.
Needles: Size 1, 3, and 6 dpn
Yarn: I Love This Cotton! in Buttercup, Black, and White; I Love This Yarn! Sport Weight in Red; Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta; and Bernat Softee Baby in White
More baby knitting … But these precious items are for a friend whom I have known since fifth grade and who is expecting her first child. The colors and chevrons were chosen as a surprise to match her bedding.
Needles: Size 8, 6, 3, and 2 in straight needles
Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates Solids in Soft Grey, Bernat Softee Baby Solids in White, and Berroco Vintage in Gingham
Notions: blue and purple felt flowers, white felt and black felt (for owl’s eyes), Shibui Sock Yarn in Orange, and 4 buttons
What is a better way to start a new year than with a baby and some hand knitted gifts?
I knitted up one adorable blanket, a newborn hat, a baby bonnet, and two pairs of baby booties. Most of these patterns took less than a few hours to knit and turned out so lovely.
Plus, an adorable baby wreath that can grow with the baby was crafted up for good measure.
Needles: An assortment of sizes
I always meet people who share my name. This is what happens when your parents name you a popular name. I share my name with several good friends, a friend from law school, and one very lucky lady who is due to have her second little girl.
These are the little things that I made for Baby Karmen and my friend.
Besides working on the super secret elopement, I have been knitting away at baby things to gift.
A sailboat pacifier clip, a pair of cute blue booties, and my favorite blue blanket were gifted to Z’s former boss and his wife.
I finally finished one of my many projects this summer.
The Xs and Os are made from the Teeny Tiny Mochi Mochi book written by Anna Hrachovec . After each individual X and O was made, they were sewn together. The pacifier attachments were also knitted separately and then sewn to the final piece.
Yarn: Unknown stash yarn
Needles: Size 3 dpns
My latest knitting projects all were baby gifts. A cute little baby blanket and two animal pacifier clips.
The baby blanket is the Tweed Baby Blanketfrom Brooklyn Tweed (designed by Jared Flood). It’s one of my most favorite baby blankets to knit because it always looks amazing no matter the color choice.
About a month ago, my friend, @AR_Hooligan , asked me to knit some items for his best friend’s first child. He wanted geeky and girly all rolled into one. After some discussion, we settled on a Princess Leia hat, a Wizard of Oz themed Pacifier Clip (using this tiny monkey pattern, the wings from an angel, and this cord design), and a Flower Pacifier Clip (using Susan Anderson’s flower design and this cord design).
Ta-da! They were finished a few weeks ago, but I have been able to blog about them until today. Forgive the bad iPhone pictures.
My favorite part is that the flying monkey pacifier clip has a green button which symbolizes the Emerald City.