Friday, August 31, 2007

Not one, but two sweaters!

OK, I confess, the sweater and hat set wasn't made by me. They were made by a friend of my mother in law. These arrived in the mail a few days ago and have the distinction of being Baby's First Gift! I love that the first gift is a handknit!

This is the Daisy sweater I recently finished. It's the 12 month size and I used every last bit of two skeins of Bernat Cotton Tots. I'm trying to work on various sizes of sweaters so my baby can have at least one knitted sweater that fits at all times!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A baby surprise

Hi all,

I've been lurking on this KAL for a while now, admiring everyone's beautiful knits. But as I've entered the third trimester along with the KAL (I'm due in early November), some of my baby knitting projects have finally been completed.

Baby Surprise Jacket and Booties FO

This is a baby surprise jacket and a pair of booties (from Knit Simple spring 2007) in Artyarns supermerino. I estimate the jacket is about a 3-6 months size, the booties can probably be used right away. In fact, I think the booties are so cute they really deserve a close-up:

booties FO

I've also knit a baby kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting for a cousin's son:

Baby kimono in silke-uld

I'm working on a log cabin blanket, and I have plans for some utilitarian longies and onesies using various leftovers. I'd love to knit the Pea Pod or some other more advanced cardigan as well.

I look forward to seeing all of your inspiring knits!

Cee (Expat knits)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pea Pod Finally Finished!

For such a quick knit, this took me a long time to finish. I guess I'm easily distracted by other things, but had to pull this together in time for the baby shower at the end of July. My niece should be born any minute now, and hopefully this will fit her by the winter (as cold as it gets here in So Cal). I made it in the 3-6 month size. I used Knit Picks Shine Sport for this, and really loved the yarn. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a cotton with a lot of stitch definition.
Thanks for letting me knit along with all of you. Any comments are welcome!