Almost a year ago a good friend asked me to knit her son a vest. He is one of Luke’s good friend and I gifted him a vest on his first birthday, I blogged about it here. My friend loved it so much she wanted a new one as he’d outgrown the other.
It’s this DROPS pattern, and it’s one of the few that I am not a massive fan of. If it is made with just one colour it’s fine, but you basically have to knit the main vest and then pick up everywhere for the edges, which got very tedious. However, it turned out lovely I think.
My friend picked the colour and I really love it. It’s so nice and vibrant and unusual at the same time. It’s also a great yarn, the DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk, which is 70% alpaca and 30% silk. Lovely and soft!
Even though I love the yarn I am not 100% happy with how it knits up. I think it could be more even, but I think that’s because the yarn is actually very, very thin.
The buttons are from my stash, bought from TextileGarden and just waiting for the right project.
The vest was definitely well received and my friends son looks absolutely adorable in it!
I am still playing catch-up posting about all the many things I’ve knitted for my son Luke, so I thought today I should focus on some of the many, many hats I’ve made for him since he was born nearly three years ago now.
One of the first hats was this little yellow and white cotton one, which is this pattern.
Unfortunately I don’t seem to have a picture of Luke wearing this one when he was a baby, but don’t worry there will be many other pictures of him with the following hats.
This next hat I knitted when we thought we were having a baby girl, you’d think 4 different sonographers telling you so, at various times in the pregnancy couldn’t be wrong? Well they were :-). So, it’s a purple hat, but whoever said purple is only for girls? And it’s this lovely pattern.
Actually Luke might have only worn this once, but I still managed to get a picture.
This next little number I just knitted up without a pattern.
I actually think Luke looks quite funny in the picture wearing the hat, mainly because he’s got all the other woollen things on that I’ve knitted for him. Maybe not the best look :-).
Another bonnet style one, which he only wore once, as it was quite small. It’s this pattern.
The next hat was a little Summer hat I knitted when Luke and I were at my mum’s aka Oma’s house. My husband and his mother (grandma) later on lost the hat, but that just meant I had to knit another one. this is the pattern I used.
And doesn’t Luke look gorgeous in this hat?
Since this hat I’ve been knitting the right size of hat for Luke, but they always seem to end up way too big. So I just keep making new ones. This is the pattern for this one.
The only time Luke wore this beret hat was when I took these picture. But it’s waiting for him in a drawer when it does finally fit.
Then there’s this next one, which is great as it can be closed with a button. I love knitting the pattern as well as it’s very quick.
This is actually one hat that Luke does wear, but it is still very big on him. But he still likes it.
The next one has actually been Luke’s favourite hat for the last year, but it’s this is one that’s now actually getting too small. It’s this pattern.
And then we get to earlier this Winter when I decided to make a balaclava style hat. It’s a great hat and the pattern is quite a nice one, but again it’s too big. I think Luke just has a very, very small head :-).
Luke actually loves this hat, but again it’s a little bit big. But I don’t really see this as a problem as he’ll grow into it.
Finally, the last hat, which I just finished this weekend. It’s another version of the one that fit so well this entire last year, but it’s a little bit big. Nonetheless he’s wearing it today.
I know, I know, it’s been too long. I promised myself with a new year I would be trying to post more, I guess it is only 10th of January, so I can still fulfil that promise! So, I will attempt to post about the mountains and mountains of FO’s I’ve finished in the last months, if not years.
So, without further ado, here are some gloves I knitted for my mum, I knitted the same pair for myself. In fact, I posted about them last year, check it out here.
I love these gloves, and my mum does too. They’re really easy to knit, which surprised me as they’re gloves and not mittens. And they look really good too.
I love that the cable pattern continues into each of the fingers, how great is that?
And I love the cable pattern, which, in my opinion, looks very intricate. But let me tell you a secret, it really isn’t complicated!
I do feel that I need to find a better way of sewing up at the end, I don’t like the way it looks at the moment.