Two projects almost finished…
I am hoping to have posted about all the completed knits I have made over the last few years by the end of this year… a pretty ambitious undertaking. I am not a slow knitter, so there are a lot of projects, I am not sure there are enough days in the year… I will need to double up!
This is The Little Chestnut pattern by DROPS Design. I used some DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk from my stash for this, making it a super soft little hat.
I didn’t follow any pattern here and used some sock yarn from my stash…I can’t remember exactly which one.
Who doesn’t love a pair of red boots? Especially when they are tiny. This is my own pattern, available for free on Ravelry.
I have been editing some pictures that will soon appear on here…and I just had to share this one of baby Max in all the knits… Isn’t he squishy?
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.
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.
I have so many knitted and crochet things I want to share with everyone, so brace yourselves! The list goes back a few years!
First off, this absolutely adorable suit made for my niece back in December 2018.
It’s such a simple pattern with such a great finished effect. That straightforward stockinette knit makes for very easy and quick knitting too.
I used DROPS Baby Merino yarn from my stash and 3mm needles. The thin yarn and small needles might give the impression of being a longer project, but as I made the 6 months size it knitted up rather quickly.
The oversized collar just adds that little bit extra to a very useful, but also very stylish little piece for that special little lady in your life! My niece also looks cute as pie in it, wouldn’t you agree?
Isn’t she just adorable? That little face and the colour of the suit works beautiful on her.