This is what I will be wrapping my new bub in when we come home from the hospital. Made from a Kim Hargreaves Kit, it uses Rowan Wool Cotton (antique) and was easy and quick to knit and very cute, despite my dislike of garter stitch! Moonbeam would make a great little gift for a new bub!
Ok, so I am getting into knitted dresses! This one is for a newborn and uses one of my fav's, Blue Moon Fibre Arts Peru, which is blend of Alpaca Merino & Silk! YUM!! This pattern is another freebie, called the Rainbow Dress and I found this so easy to knit, all in the round, no seams, just sew in the cast on and off ends!
The new baby is going to be in modern cloth nappies this time round (so differnt from the kind my mum used to use) and so I have been on a mission to knit little Soakers, which are basically wooly knickers that are lanolised for waterproofness and a great way of letting nappy and bum breath, while keeping clothes dry. There are heaps of patterns out there and I just love this one! Will look super cute on bub, so can't wait for her arrival!
The first one I made is from Malabrigo Merino Worsted, which we hope to have in store in the next 8-10 weeks (it's being dyed for us right now), and this yarn is so incredibly soft that I have truly fallen in love!
Hopefully these booties will stay on a wriggly baby, especially as they will be attached at the ankles. These are from Baby Bloom by Erika Knight and I made them in Rowan Wool Cotton, colour Bilberry Fool! soooo cute.....
I always seem to be repeating myself on the blog, basically apologising for the gaps between posting! Well I do actually keep myself knitting, its just the blogging that I am shocking at. Soooo, I have a fair few projects that I will be introducing you to in the next few days!
I am actually 4 days away from delivering my first little girl, you may have heard me mention the pink baby several times, so lots of lovely girlie projects have been brewing away. 'Course, these will all look much cuter on the 'finished' baby, but for now 'off the model' will have to do!
OK, so moving on, we have a GORGEOUS dress that can be made in cotton or wool for whatever season! I used a yummy sock yarn of all things, which helped me break into my excessive sock yarn stash (yep, not much of a sock knitter). This yarn is a Middy Duet Sock yarn from A Swell Yarn Shop and really, it's divine, for feet or little dresses!!
The dress is a free pattern (don't you love those!!) called Little Sister's Dress and I will definitely be making more, as it was so quick, easy and no seams!!
Another bit of quilting (can you see my addiction to quick fix projects?). This is a design by Amy Butler that I have been aching to make for AGES! Its the Gumdrop Pillow (I made the 24" size) and I made it using Joel DewberryGinseng range of Home Dec fabric. Very happy with the final result, will make a great foot stool for my aching, puffy ankles!!