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Finished Objects: Piles of Baby Knits

If you follow me over on Instagram you will have seen some of the piles of baby knits I have posted about the last couple of days. These are all items from way back when in 2013.

The first lot was a number of items for really good friends of mine and in fact we used to be neighbours back when I lived in Surbiton, England. We had many, many good times together. And while we are still in touch we live on different continents now, Kim and her family are in South Africa. Kim is actually the genius behind my gorgeous logo.

First up a pair of baby booties that I used to knit all the time. In fact I had made so many of these over the years, they only took me 2 hours to make. I have’t made a pair of these in a while now. The pattern is based on Saartjes Bootees with some of my own variations.

Second up the sweetest little baby bonnet, perfect for a sweet baby girl. From the DROPS Design team, my go to for easy, but classic baby knit patterns and best of all, they are free!

And finally a little cardigan with extra flounce. Also from the guys at DROPS Design.

I had also made her a blanket, which I blogged about here. Don’t you think it makes as pretty pile of goodies?


The second pile of baby knits was for another good friend of mine, who I went to boarding school with in England for a year in 1996. Her baby boy was born very early and when I found out I quickly got busy and knitted up some extra special items for this extra special boy. As you can see in the final picture, this little cardigan was waaaay too big for him initially, but he eventually grew into it and in fact my friend loved it so much she ordered two more from me…

I also knitted up a very thick, very simple blanket for this little nugget. It kept him very warm indeed. No pattern for this one, I just made it up as I went along.

This sweet little boy also received a pair of baby booties (my own pattern), which I blogged about here and a cable beanie, blogged about here.


The final pile of baby knits was for friends of ours, old friends of my husband. Their son was born exactly two years after our eldest on the same date. They also lived in London for some time, but have now been back in Sydney for a couple of years.

First off, a little cardigan. This has been passed on to other babies since, which makes me beyond happy. It’s a Drops Design pattern, one that I have knitted a few times.

Some more booties, socks and a little hat, a complete outfit!

The final pile… I have to say I love knitting all kinds of things…but still my favourite knits are baby knits.

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FO: Baby Booties

Back in February 2013 I knitted a few things for a friend from boarding school, she had the most adorable little boy (born very early). I met him last year and he’s absolutely adorable. First off, I made him a pair of booties, using my own pattern.

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Even though I don’t knit this pattern much anymore I still love it as a quick and easy knit for a baby gift.

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I used some leftover Regia sock yarn, but for the life of me I can’t remember what exact colour description it was.

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I do have to say I like the self-striping nature of the yarn, which worked out beautifully on these booties.

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Pattern: Anna’s Booties by Anna Testadoro
Yarn: Regia sock yarn.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: February 2013.

 

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FO: Another Pair of Booties

I do hope you’re not getting bored of my booties yet, I’ve got another pair that I knitted back in September 2010. And there are more still to come, don’t worry! This is my bootie pattern that can be found on Ravelry. As I’ve already said a few times, I love knitting these booties (it probably has something to do with the fact that I’ve knitted hundreds and hundreds of them).

I made this pair for a friend from school, I had spoken to him in the summer about a reunion I was organising and he mentioned that he and his wife were expecting. He told me they were having a boy, hence the colour choice, and I really like the combination.

The white cuff finishes the booties off so nicely. I’ve not seen a picture of the baby wearing the booties and not sure if my friend liked them, but I’m sure he did.

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WIP Wednesday

I’ve got two projects to show you today. One of them is a mystery Christmas one, and its the second time I’m doing cables, I love them! I’m quite pleased I decided to knit this project as I’m finally using a ball of black wool…I don’t normally have any use for black wool. I just can’t make black baby clothes.

The second project is a bigger pair of my booties for my best friend Kerstin’s little boy Tom. She’s ordered them from me, so I need to get a move on and finish them.

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FO: My Booties

Here’s another pair of my booties. The pattern is available on Ravelry, or get in touch with me if you’re interested.

This pair was knit out of Drops Safran as it was for my friends niece who lives in South Africa.

I made this as part of a combination which included a bonnet, which I just blogged about recently.

And here’s a nice final picture of the combo.