Back before Max was born I wanted to knit him a sleep sack to keep him snugly warm the first few months. Little did I know that he was going to grow out of it within a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, here it is:
I used this pattern as a basis, but changed it up a bit. Instead of adding buttons at the bottom I sewed it up to make it extra cosy.
I also added in some extra cables going up as I love the look of them, especially with this gorgeous DROPS Merino Extra Fine yarn.
I also made the rib at the top a little bit longer to make it a bit of tighter fit. And I found some lovely turquoise buttons in my stash. Although in hindsight they are a little bit to small for the size of the buttonholes.
I changed up the straps too and instead of making them cables I continued into rip straps, and again, in hindsight, I would have probably made them a little bit wider.
But it wasn’t really a problem as I just used the sleep sack with crossed over straps.
As my boy was such a big boy when he was born and grew quickly (and continues to do so), I only got one picture of him in it.
A friend of mine from boarding school had a baby girl earlier this Summer, and when I knew she was having a baby girl I started knitting. It took me just a day in June to knit up these adorable little baby sandals.
I used this pattern for these, but customised by adding a couple of crochet flowers.
I picked very girly colours and was lucky to have them all in my stash. They are all from the DROPS Muskat range.
I love knitting these sandals, there are five straps that have to be knit and then they all have to be sewn up (the only thing I am not a huge fan of).
I would have knit booties for my friend, but as she lives in Dubai where it’s hot all year round. These seemed a better choice.
I had some lovely purple buttons left in my stash too.
And of course I made a little box too, and I love how the sandals look in it.
STATS Pattern: Baby Boys Knit Summer Sandals by Alma Mahler Yarn: DROPS Muskat in Light Brown (sole), Old Pink (straps), Pink (closure strap), Dark Purple (middle strap). Needle size: 3mm Knitting time: 23rd June 2015.
Lovely Melissa from Knitting Sandwich just had a gorgeous little baby girl recently. Since she knit me a gorgeous baby blanket for Max, that I posted about here, I wanted to make something for her in return.
Since I knew that Melissa was having a little girl I was able to pick a girly dress that I’ve had in my queue on Raverly for ages.
The lovely thing about this pattern is that even though it’s meant to be a dress it actually grows with the baby/child and turns into a top…how great is that?
Additionally, I made her a pair of my version of Saartjes Bootees in matching colours.
And here’s the dress and the pair of booties in all their glory.
I managed to find a lovely little box to post these to Melissa.
Last week Melissa sent me these two pictures of her little girl, isn’t she just the sweetest? The dress and booties are still a little big, but these pictures are just too cute for words! I am just so happy for Melissa and her family to be sharing their lives with this gorgeous little girl!
Dress Pattern: Bloom by Georgie Hallam Yarn: Rowan pure wool 4 ply Needle size: 3.5mm Knitting time: 18th -24th July 2015.
Booties Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine Needle size: 3mm Knitting time: 3rd August 2015.