Sunday, March 08, 2009

Welcome Baby!

My sister has very nicely given me a baby to knit for! My nephew was born on the last day of February. A strong healthy 7lbs 12oz.

I had prepared for his arrival by making this.

I am hoping he will learn to crawl on it and drag it with him when he learns to walk.

I think it will hold up well.

  • Pattern: Prairie Blanket form Oat Couture
  • Yarn: Tatamy Tweed from Kramer yarns, DK cotton/acrylic Machine wash and Dry!
  • Needles: #6 US

I started it when I learned I would be getting a niece or nephew and finished it just in time for the shower. I enjoyed every bit of the project. I didn't think I would really like the yarn because I mostly like wool yarns but I was pleasantly surprised. I would use it again especially for baby things that will need to be washed a lot. The pattern is well written and a perfect balance of mindless with a little interest in the border. Highly recommended.

Baby E hypnotized me with his bright eyes so I just had to make him this.

  • Pattern: Curly Purly Soaker
  • Size: Small
  • Yarn: cascade 220 superwash
  • Needles: #4, #6, & #8 Us

I added the waves.

This was a quick and fun project. One day, zoom! But I would say it is an intermediate pattern. It has short rows, switches needle sizes, picks up stitches without telling you how many, and a ribbed pleat pattern that is a little un-usual.

I plan I making more of these as Little E needs them.


amy said...

What a beautiful baby blanket. The tweed looks very nice.

I like how the blue part of the soakers looks likes waves. Cause it might get a little wet down there :)

Congratulations of the nephew!

amy said...

I mean "congats ON the nephew".

Mary said...

Congrats on the nephew!!
It is great to see that you are still around too!! I have missed seeing you post. said...

Wow! Lovely baby things! I like colors that you have chosen, also pattern with waves is wonderful.

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