So here’s the first finished piece for baby Prasad. It’s a little jumpsuit that’s come from the guys over at Garnstudio. It was a really nice knit as it was knitted on double pointed needles, with really nice baby merino yarn.
I think the colour combination has worked out really well I think, especially as it’s not yet sure whether baby Prasad is a boy or girl yet, but who knows that might become apparent on 29. September. No matter though, the yellow and beige combination will work either way.
The top looks quite nice with the mixture of different stitches and it gives the jumpsuit a very nice finish. I do think it’s also going to be very nice and warm for the little one.
It was quite an easy knit, but it did take a while, maybe because it was such thin yarn. But it might have also helped that I wasn’t really rushing it. I’ve been knitting two things at one time for a change, I normally just try and stick to one piece at a time. But because the other item is a baby blanket, which always takes much, much longer, I like to knit something else at the same time so that I can finish something a little quicker.
Watch this space here, loads more things coming that are meant for baby Prasad.
Another finished project, this time one for me. It’s rare that I actually make something for myself. Mostly, because it takes that much longer to finish it. I like the fact that baby clothes are much, much quicker. In the end it didn’t actually take that much longer, as it was such an easy knit. .It’s a really easy pattern from Garnstudio.
It calls for two Alpaca yarns and I actually liked the colour choice on the pattern, so I decided to use them. I think it’s worked out really well and it looks especially good when it’s on.
The nice thing about knitting this cardigan was the fact that it was all knitted in one piece. Thus avoiding any seams and it just makes it look that much smoother. I might even make another one in a different colour combination. Especially as it works really well over both long-sleeved, short-sleeved and tops without any sleeves.
I also managed to pick some really nice mother of pearl buttons that I found amongst my mother’s stash (she did actually give them to me), but I think they work really well. I thought they might be too small for the button holes, but they work perfectly.
My blankets are still going down a storm, which is great as they’re such an easy knit. It’s just a shame that they take that little bit longer than small cardigans, jumpers or socks, especially socks.
I love being able to choose boy or girl colours, if I know what is expected. Especially, when they’re such strong colours as these ones.
I think I did go a little wrong in the length of one of the squares, but I managed to work it out when I was sewing them together, or at least I think I did.
There are a number of different stitches and combinations I’ve used in the past for these blankets, but I went with an easy one with a nice border and stockinette stitch throughout. The simplicity of it works well.
And of course, I finished it off with my favourite label.
I know it’s been far too long since I last posted, and I’m ashamed that it has taken this long. It’s not because I haven’t been knitting, sewing or making anything, far from it. I’ve been very busy with all kinds of things. Cardigans, for myself, for babies; dresses, for myself, for my niece; socks, hats, you name it. But don’t you think that the fact that I have been making so many things should be even more reason for me to add them here? Well, some of the items I took pictures off have been lost, we were burgled three times at our last house (we have since moved) but this meant that all the pictures I had saved onto our computer, were lost. Nonetheless, there have been some new finished objects since which I will start adding here.
Let me start firstly with a little dress I made for my gorgeous niece Clara, who by the way will have a little sister or brother within the next month.
The pattern is one of the Burda baby range and it was really easy to finish. I made some slight adjustments to it while I was working on it, but I think it worked out really well. I think the fabric really suits the pattern and I actually like the fact that it’s girly, but not too much!
Little Clara was here with her parents in late June and we wanted to put her in the dress, but it was just slightly too cold to do so. It’ll be much better for her to wear it at home in Spain, where it’s much warmer at this time of year.
I didn’t use any interfacing in the little collar, even though it called for it. I don’t think it’s really necessary in a baby/toddler dress. After all it’s going to be much nicer on their little necks if it doesn’t have any interfacing, but maybe that’s just me?