Wednesday, June 30, 2010

(more) baby knits

A couple of more neutral knits (I confess I'm not partial to pink, anyway) which were really easy and quick to assemble. And with very minimal seaming, which is how I like it best.

Pattern: Snug, by Hinke (free Ravelry pattern)
Yarn: Brancal Manchester (2 skeins)
Needles: 6 mm
Size: 0-6 months

Pattern: Vest, by Debble Bliss (from Essential Baby)
Yarn: Phoebus, by Lopo Xavier (1.1 skeins)
Needles: 3.25 mm
Size: 0-3 months

Changes: the vest was knit on the round till the armholes, but apart from that I followed both patterns as written.

first coat (and booties to match)

It seems that all I have to show you craft wise lately have been baby knits. What can I say ? I've been trying to get as much done as possible before the baby decides to make her appearance (32 weeks and counting ...), and besides, it's quite motivational when I can finish a piece in a couple of weeks instead of months for a change :)

I really wanted to make this coat from Debbie Bliss ever since I saw the pattern, and although I'm very happy with the final result, I have to say that seaming up such a tiny piece was quite an ordeal.

The booties are the popular Saartje's booties, of course, and it seemed the perfect way to use up some of the remaining yarn.

Pattern: First coat, by Debbie Bliss (from Essential Baby)
Yarn: Rosários 4 Merinoland in pink (2.2 skeins), Drops Baby merino in brown (0.2 skeins)
Needle: 3 mm
Size: 0-3 months

Pattern: Saartje's booties
Yarn: Rosários 4 Merinoland in pink (0.5 skeins), Drops Baby merino in brown (0.2 skeins)
Needle: 2.5 mm
Size: small

Sunday, June 27, 2010

maggie ♥

It's been a while since I posted any cat photos .. this is Maggie, all grown up now :)

Friday, June 04, 2010

red garter stitch kimono

Pattern : Garter Stitch Baby Kimono, by Joji Locatelli (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Katia Caricia 100% merino (2 skeins)
Needles: 3 mm
Size: 0-3 months

This took forever to knit (garter stitch in 3 mm needles takes a looong time) but the end result is so nice I'm very tempted to make another one ...

Changes: added an i-cord finish along the front and neck

Have a great weekend !