Challenge Accepted!: Baby Clothes

A coworker of mine just had a baby girl and that fits in perfectly with my personal challenge of seeing at least one baby in something I’ve hand-knit.  So far the last few items have been a bust: baby born bigger than the clothes, parents think the item is wool so they don’t put it on the baby because it was spring/summer, and I have no idea how the booties went over.  Don’t people dress their babies like kids do dolls and change their clothes several times a day? 

Since I like a challenge I went ahead and knitted another dress for baby.

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I used felt buttons because they were different and I went big on size so baby can grow a bit into this one. 

Yarn used: Bernat Cotton-ish in Cotton Gin Colorway.  It’s a soft yarn with a nice drape and…affordable!

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Please, oh please, let baby wear it for just a few hours if anything!

– Nizzy

Challenge Accepted!: Baby Clothes

Can I Make These in My Size?

I love little baby feet…and fat little baby knees…and their cute little hands, but the poopy diapers really kill it for me!

A friend of a friend just had a baby and I was asked if I could make a few pairs of baby booties for her brand new baby boy.  Of course!  I like making baby items, but so sad to see them born out of the size or grow out of things so soon.  Let’s just hope this time the little one can get some wear out of these Little Mister Loafers.  So cute I want a pair in MY size, but big feet aren’t as cute.

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I also made a pair of the Boot Scoot’n Booties and again they are too adorable.  The yarn, Caron Simply Soft was a little difficult to crochet with as it splits so easily.  I’ve knitted with this yarn before with not too many problems.  It also fuzzes up fairly quickly after a lot of handling, but the yarn is nice and soft.

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I’ve got a few more pairs of booties to make in larger sizes and then back to the sewing lab.  It’s past time to share some old finished projects!

-Nizzy

Can I Make These in My Size?

Sweet Little Baby Knits, Part 2

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Knitting for babies is so much fun!  And easy!  They don’t have any curves to fit, there are no complaints like “Oh, these colors just don’t work with my skin tone.”, and the item is SMALL.  Guaranteed quick finish!

I’m still trying to figure out what makes this dress so ‘vintage’.  The pattern notes say it’s a take on the classic Alice dress.  Alice who? Alice in Wonderland?  Not really. 

Yarn: Comfy Fingering in Sea Foam (knitpicks)

Ribbon: Cloth of brown with light blue polka dots.

-Nizzy

Sweet Little Baby Knits, Part 2

Sweet Little Baby Knits

I’ve got the fever for knitting for babies! 

My best friend is expecting and I thought it would be nice to gift a hand-knit for her little one.  I started with Sweet Tee which is the Baby’s Bamboo Singlet from Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders. 

I felt that just the tee by itself wasn’t substantial enough for a gift so I paired it with this adorable hat by my friend Sophy.  The plan was to knit two versions: one with cat ears because it’s too cute and one with flowers to match the tee, but I ran out of time.   I was so last-minute that I had to sew on the snaps, flowers, and buttons  AT THE SHOWER.

I’m so excited that I already started on the next baby knit!  

So sweet

Yarn:

1 skein Kollage Creamy in Coral Shores

80% Milk/20% Cotton, 200yds/50g

Gauge 28 sts/36 rows = 4″ on #3 Needles

-Nizzy

Sweet Little Baby Knits