Back in November last year I made a chevron blanket for my good friend Kersti. It was originally meant to be for her sister as a Christmas present, but she loved it so much she kept it for herself…now that’s one happy customer!!!
I loved knitting this, and even loved the shades of black and grey, even though they are a bit more sombre than my usual knitting. The end result turned out really well.
The pattern is actually really easy to knit up, it just takes a couple of rows to get used to it, and then it flies off the needles.
I loved making this blanket so much I made one in some blues and greens for Max, so watch this space.
A friend that used to work with me at the same PR company, but she was based in the US, recently had her second child, a boy. She had a gorgeous girl a few years ago and I made a bonnet and bootie combo then, I mentioned it in the collection here.
Because her little man is a Summer baby I decided on these absolutely adorable baby sandals. I LOVE them.
I used this brilliant pattern, and it’s really well thought out. The knitting doesn’t take very long at all, it’s the sewing up, which regular readers of this blog know I am not a big fan of.
I used some of the DROPS Muskat that I had left and was lucky to have some lovely blues and greens left, with a lovely dark brown sole.
The pattern is really well written and well worth the £2.45 I paid for it.
Of course I made my usual box to hold the sandals.
And my friends little man arrived last week and today she sent me some pictures of him wearing them…and my heart melted! JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!
A good friend from boarding school recently had a baby and when I found out of course I had to knit her a hat and bootie combo.
Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.
I used my amended version of Saartjes Bootees pattern available on Ravelry. I really should write up my version of these booties and publish it as they really are just a little bit quicker and easier.
I used some leftover yarn from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.
And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.
Additionally, I also made another favourite of mine, this DROPS cable beanie.
I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.
I LOVE knitting with this yarn as it’s incredibly soft and even though it calls for 2.5mm needles it still knits up relatively quickly.
And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.
My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.