I am overwhelmed by this blogosphere! This week we received another gorgeous handmade gift for Max and a little something for his big brother too.
Claire over at Knitting Sandwich made Max this adorable little soft toy… and the best thing about it, it’s got a bell inside so it makes noises too! Max is still a tad too young to actually hold it, but he was genuinely interested in it.
And Claire, who is awaiting the birth of her second child very soon, knows that big brothers are equally important, so she got Luke these amazing Steiner wax blocks for colouring. And Luke loves them and went straight to work.
Thank you so much Claire for the thoughtful gifts, we love them!
Here are some hat and bootie combo’s I’ve knitted in the last few years.
In an effort to speed up my posting about projects from the last few years I am going to bundle some together. So this post will focus on the number of Saartjes Bootees I have made in the last few years.
Booties ordered by a friend, made last week.
Booties gifted to a friend from school, knitted in October 2014
Booties gifted to a friend from a toddler group, knitted in November 2014
Booties gifted to an old colleague from my first job, knitted in May 2014
4 pairs of booties ordered by my good friend Kersti, knitted in April and July 2014
Booties gifted to an old colleague, knitted September 2014
Booties gifted to an old colleague, knitted in July 2014
Booties gifted to a friend from toddler group, knitted in December 2014
Booties gifted to a good friend in South Africa, knitted in July 2014
Booties ordered by my friend Nathan, knitted in May 2014
Booties gifted to a friend in Australia, knitted in December 2014
Booties gifted to a fellow childminder, knitted December 2014
Booties gifted to a friend, knitted in October 2014
2 pairs of booties gifted to my husbands aunt who had twins in 2013, knitted in April 2013
Booties gifted for an old colleague, knitted in May 2014
I know, I know, it’s coming up to Christmas, but who says I can only post season appropriate stuff? Back around Easter I knitted 21 tiny little Easter bunnies for the kids I childmind.
I used this pattern, which is incredibly easy and knits up extremely quickly.
The kids loved finding them in their Easter baskets and Luke still has his in his animal toy box and gets them out to play with them every once in a while. So, all in all a success!
I wanted to show you a collection of FO’s that I finished over the last 3 years. The first lot is a set of a blanket, bonnet and booties. I’ve not blogged about these separately yet, but will do so over the next few weeks. This set was made for a friend from school who wanted to give it to a friend of hers. She picked the colours as she didn’t know whether it would be a boy or girl, as a matter of fact I’m still not sure :-). I do really like the colour combo and I think it can work for either boy or girl.
The second set was made for a good friends baby boy, who is actually not a baby anymore, he turns 2 in September. It’s a cardigan, trousers, hat, socks and booties. I’ve blogged about some of these before, but can’t remember exactly when. I made them over two years ago. I remember using up some of the yarn in my stash, hence the different colours, but I do really like them.
And the last set is a jumpsuit and booties that I made for an ex-colleague. She was giving this to a friend. I made the same jumpsuit for Luke, and really liked the pattern.