FO: Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Baby Gifts

Some Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli baby knits happened.  Hayao Miyazaki is the Japanese film director who has created such gems as Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.

 

 

These cute knits were made to pay homage to the fire demon, Calcifer, from Howl’s Moving Castle; Kiki’s big red hair bow in Kiki’s Delivery Service; and My Neighbor Totoro.  Let me know what you think.

 

Ravelry Project Pages: Calcifer Rattle, Totoro Baby Hat, and Kiki’s Delivery Bow Booties

Patterns: Top Down Bonnet with Anime Character for the totoro ears, My Basic Baby hat, Bows Before Bros, and Blue Flame Special

Needles: Size 1, 3, 5, and 6 dpn

Yarn: I Love This Yarn! Sport Weight in Red; Bernat Softee Baby in Flannel; Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta; and I Love This Cotton! in Black

Notions: Red satin ribbon; Yellow, white, and black felt; black embroidery floss; needle and thread

 

 

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FO: Woodland Baby

These cute woodland knits were made for my co-worker’s soon-to-arrive bundle of joy.

 

Ravelry Project Pages: Baby Fox and Mushroom Rattle 2

Patterns: Woodland Fox Baby for  the foxy ears, My Basic Baby hat, Chaussons Mignons, and Toadstool Baby Rattle

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

 

 

 

FO: Bundles for Baby C

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.

My Ravelry Project Pages: HBC Hat and Booties, HBC Fancy Booties, and Baby HBC’s Chevron Blanket

Patterns: Saartje’s Booties, Chevron Baby Blanket, Chaussons mignons, headband based on Baby Headband, Owl: Two Ways, and my basic hat

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

FO: Baby Hedgehog Rattle

Some dear friends are expecting their first child and I decided that they needed a cute knitted hedgehog rattle.

Softest hedgehog rattle ever!

Softest hedgehog rattle ever!

Ravelry Project Page:  Baby Hedgehog

Needle Size: 3 and 7

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (white), Plymouth Earth Hillside Linen (gray), & Queensland Collection Bebe Cotsoy (lime)

FO: Kindness for Baby Karmen

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.

Bulky Baby Blanket (pattern from purlbee.com)

Bulky Baby Blanket (pattern from purlbee.com)

Tiny Flower Pacifier Clip

Tiny Flower Pacifier Clip

Little Sister Bloomers

Little Sister Bloomers

Purple Hedgehog Rattle (pattern from purlbee.com)

Purple Hedgehog Rattle

Purple booties

Purple booties

FO: Presents for Baby Hardaway

I have finished some presents that I was making for the Baby Hardaway.  I dropped off the package to be sent to her expecting parents and now I just have to wait until the precious bundle of joy arrives to use the cute gifts.

Origami booties for tiny feet

Little hat for a litte head

Flower Pacifier Clip

Flower Pacifier Clip

Tiny Owl Rattle for tiny hands

Tiny Owl Rattle for tiny hands