Wednesday, January 10, 2007

ooooh baby!

Is it just me or has there been a recent baby boom? It must be the weather because quite a few people I know are pregnant.

Can I just say how much I love knitting for babies? All the knits are so small and gratifying.

I've just started a new job this month, and since I'm in training, I have had PLENTY of time to knit. Here are a few of my finished baby knits.

Hooded Cardigan
Finished December 2006- took approximately 5 days- on and off
Pattern: Hooded Cardigan Pattern (still missing the buttons)
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style in Storm
Alterations: This pattern originally calls for knitting in pieces, but my seaming is pretty horrible. *please see below. So I just altered the pattern as a (almost) seamless raglan pattern- the only exception is the hood, although as an afterthought, I should have made the hood seamless too so that the baby won't be uncomfortable sleeping on it.

I know it looks funny in the picture- hubby says it looks like a KKK hood; but take a look at the baby posted on her website!
Isn't she adorable? Go ahead and take some time to buy some of her baby patterns. I can't say enough about them.
Shescrafty Vintage Baby Knits

Floral Wrap Cardigan
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style Natural
Finished January 2007- took approximately 4-5 days
Pattern: Floral Wrap Cardigan from Shescrafty Vintage Handknits
Alterations: Same as the hooded cardigan, instead of knitting the sweater in pieces, I just guesstimated the number of stitches and knit it seamless raglan style. I absolutely love this sweater. I'm knitting another one in red.

Earlier I mentioned my lack of seaming skills:

Please see below for reference. This is the first hooded cardigan I knit. I knit this one in pieces like the pattern suggested, but after seaming, look at the seams! That looks hideous! Can someone tell me how to fix that?

My new knitting project is a pair of footsies from One Skein for hubby's grandma in Hong Kong. It's cold over there right now, and her apartment is like an icebox. I'm knitting it in Knitpicks Dye your Own worsted weight yarn, and I'm going to attempt to dye it after it's finished.

Has anyone ever tried that? I guess it will be a good trial and error run.


Linda said...

Your baby sweaters are awesome!..I love to knit them from the top down also,because I'm always worried that my seaming won't be 'baby friendly'

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

your sweaters are so sweet.. I'm going to order the hoodie today!!.. how did u sew up the seams?.. did u try mattress stitch? thats almost invisable.

susan said...

I am looking to purchase 4 skeins of knitpicks color storm. Do you have any left to sell?