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FO: My Boy in a Sweet Romper

When Max was born I knew there were a few things I wanted to knit for him. One was the Pocket Playsuit by C. Pettersen who is behind Ministrikk. It’s such a sweet pattern.

I used some DROPS Baby Merino that I had left in my stash, luckily I had enough to finish the little suit. Because I wanted to knit up stripes I had to improvise a little bit for the pockets and for top just before getting to the straps.

But I think it adds to the finished piece. I doubled the straps as I wanted to make sure that they would hold and be strong.

Since Max was only four months old when I was knitting this, it took me a little longer than it usually would, but I am very pleased with the end result.

And doesn’t Max look gorgeous in it?

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Pattern: The Pocket Playsuit by C. Pettersen
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in white, navy blue and light sky blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: my beautiful boy in his May crown, for dancing around the Maypole. (Canon EOS 550D, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: fighting sleep at the Maypole festival, but always happy! (Canon EOS 550D, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO-100).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: lunching outside with Judith (my cousin twice removed and our lodger for the past few months). Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: eating whenever he can…he now loves sitting with Luke at their little table. (Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO-640).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: loves green and tracky bottoms. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-640).

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Max: found his brothers pens…and loves going through them and eating most of them. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO-250).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: he doesn’t like breakfast a lot, but has found a new favourite: honey granola. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-400).

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Max: he’s almost walking…and has taken a few steps unaided. His favourite thing is pulling out pots and pans and putting lids on them, he loves the banging. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-640).

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FO: Max’ Chevron Baby Blanket

Ok folks, I am going to attempt to post every day this December, so wish me luck! First off, here’s the chevron baby blanket I made for my Max.

I previously made this in black, grey and white for my friend, and posted about it here.

The pattern is this one and it’s brilliant how easy it is to knit, but actually looks very sophisticated.

I picked these blues and greens specifically when I knew we were expecting Max, I love them all together.

And here is my gorgeous boy, when he still seemed very little all wrapped up in his blanket.

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Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light greyish green, pistachio, green, north sea, turquoise, dark blue, denim blue, grey blue, light grey blue.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 12-19th February 2015.

 

 

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FO: Baby Sleep Sack

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

MP 46I 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.

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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.

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STATS
Pattern: Cuddly Cables Sleep Sack by Lynne Sanderson
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th to 22nd February 2015.

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FO: Birthday Jumper and Luke’s Party

We celebrated two birthdays last week. My 34th was on Tuesday and I had a lovely day with Luke and some friends going to a local farm, in glorious sunshine. Then it was Luke’s 4th birthday, I cannot believe this little munchkin is now four years old.

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Luke had a birthday party organised through a friend of mine who runs a great children’s entertainment party, Punk Me Up Buttercup at her shop All Fired Up. Luke invited some of his Kindergarten friends and some other friends and they all had a fabulous time.

For his birthday, Luke got some toys and books from me and his Papa, but I also knitted him a birthday jumper. It’s this lovely DROPS pattern.

I love, love, love this pattern. It knits up really quickly, mainly because it uses DROPS Merino Extra Fine and I also went up a needle size after checking my gauge. Luke tends to need clothes that are size 2-3 years in width, but size 4-5 in length, so I knew I needed to make it a bit longer.

And I know I am biased, but I think Luke looks gorgeous in his birthday jumper, and he’s been wearing it loads since last week.

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