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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.

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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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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: Baby Girl Sandals

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.

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I used this pattern for these, but customised by adding a couple of crochet flowers.

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I picked very girly colours and was lucky to have them all in my stash. They are all from the DROPS Muskat range.

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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).

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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.

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I had some lovely purple buttons left in my stash too.

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And of course I made a little box too, and I love how the sandals look in it.

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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.


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FO: Baby Bloom Dress (adorable baby alert)

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.

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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.

It’s the Bloom pattern by Georgie Hallam, which is a great top down pattern that has some additional lace on the body of the skirt.

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.

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I managed to find a lovely little box to post these to Melissa.

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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!

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Pattern: Bloom by Georgie Hallam
Yarn: Rowan pure wool 4 ply
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 18th -24th July 2015.

Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 3rd August 2015.