I have been a busy bee with baby knits. I want to get as much done for the baby's arrival as possible. And heaven knows I love the instant gratification of baby knits! *grin*
So I have been working on knitting as much as possible.
Loving Memories Lacy Bunting
May 20, 2009
All Knit, Just Waiting for Buttons & Bottom Closure:
Around July 30th, 2009
Loving Memories Lacy Bunting by Lion Brand Yarn
Kiddle Due in Sept.
US 4 / 3.5 mm
US 6 / 4.0 mm
Bernat Organic Cotton in white - 43006
Purchased at Smiley's Yarns in Woodhaven, New York
I looked at a number of buntings and really like this one. The lacy bits on the bottom will be lovely for my baby girl who is due in Sept.
I have decided to knit the body in the round. I loathe seaming and there doesn’t seem like there is a good reason why it needs to be done for this piece.
I subtracted 2 stitches from each side of the front & back. That means I cast on 180 sts.
I charted out the lace pattern. It is my first time converting a flat pattern into one in the round. It was definitely interesting. I should post the chart to my blog as it might be useful for someone else.
I finished knitting the body on 7/25. Added the hood which was done shortly afterwards.
Just need to add the buttons. I am also thinking about on putting a zipper on the bottom. The pattern suggests velcro. But after having some velcro get stuck to another knit item, I think having it on a knit item on purpose is just asking for trouble. So the zipper might work better.
May 17, 2009
July 18, 2009
Wave Jumper by Leslie Barbazette
From from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders
Kiddle due in Sept.
3-6 mns - Middle size
US 3 / 3.25 mm (I think, might have been a 2 and I didn't mark it)
Some Assembly Required Socks That Shine
~400.0 yards (365.8m)
Colorway - Roses Are Red
Purchased at Etsy Trunk Sale
The middle size pattern has errors in it. It should be 198 sts cast on. There are additional changes as well.
I was super impressed. I wrote to let the publisher know about the error. Within a day, the editor wrote me back with all the corrections! It was very cool.
They have posted the corrections for the middle size:
This was my third attempt at the pattern. The first two were in self striping yarns. I thought they would look good after looking at some finished projects. But they didn’t work at all.
I think this colorway is okay. It is still busy, but the colors relate well and I think it looks good.
I confess that there were times I thought I would never finish it. If it wasn’t that my baby will be here soon, I might never have completed it. The skirt was kinda tedious. But I did a bunch in the car which helped.
Going Home Mary Janes
Cast On & Completed:
August 1, 2009
Mary Jane Booties by Lucie Sinkler
US 3 / 3.25 mm
Knit Picks Shine Sport
~0.5 skeins = 55.0 yards
Colorway - Cherry
Purchased at Knit Picks
Figured these would be cute to go with the February sweater. It is to match my baby to come’s going home outfit.
They were a super fast knit and very easy. They look adorable. They only took a few hours to knit. Hope they fit well.
Suspect I will make others given the simplicity and the look of them. Very cute.
3 1/2” long
1 1/2-1 1/34” wide
I should have taken the pics *before* they got washed as they looked better. But they will look great on her feet!
I suspect I will make more of these. They were so quick and cute it is hard not to.