I told you 2012 was the year of the baby and I wasn’t kidding. Since I last posted, I’ve knit a few more baby gifts.
The first baby was a beautiful little girl born almost 2 weeks ago. Her mom is someone that I met online and I wanted to make a little something for her new addition. I found a super cute pattern for some cotton bibs, and I had some leftover cotton from other projects. In a few days I was able to whip these up:
Aren’t they adorable? Now this mama already has a super cute toddler who was born a few years ago. I didn’t send anything back then, but I know how hard it is for toddlers to adjust from being the only child to having a sibling so I thought he could use a little something too. Another couple hours of crafting, an adorable Rebecca Danger pattern, and some leftover yarn later and I had the cutest little monster stuffie:
One of Wes’s coworkers is expecting his second daughter next month. I knit their first a beautiful little sweater and they loved it so much they dressed her up in it for her first Easter. Daddy is a photographer and took some beautiful photos and sent them to me in thanks. And Mommy has been telling me over and over how wonderful the sweater was and how much they loved it. Those are definitely the kind of people I love to knit for!
A few weeks ago Mommy stopped by the office and mentioned to Wes how she wasn’t sure she could let her second daughter wear the first daughter’s sweater because it was her first sweater. Well I had already guessed that and made baby girl #2 her own sweater:
The pattern is Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee. The yarn is Knitpicks Stroll in the colorway “Make Believe.” I just love the lace detail on the panel:
Now of course big sister couldn’t be left out. She also got a little monster (whom Mommy has informed me is now named “Huggie”)!
Wes’s cousin is expecting a little girl mid-August. She’s young and just starting out in life and I knew I wanted to make her something special as soon as she announced she was pregnant. I was eager to try overdying yarn again. I found some inexpensive, pale-colored superwash wool yarn on Ravelry and snapped it up.
I added 8 packets of Black Cherry Koolaid and 8 packets of Berry Blue and ended up with this (which I called Grape Explosion):
I had the PERFECT pattern. And I knit. And then I ripped. And then I knit again. And then I ripped AGAIN. And then I got mad. So I picked a lacy vine pattern stitch used in a scarf pattern I found on Ravelry and made my own blanket.
And when I was done I had yarn leftover. And you know I don’t need leftovers. So I found a cute little lacy baby hat pattern and voila, a matched set!
I hope all of these gifts are loved by the babies, their siblings and their families!