Sunday, October 28, 2007

Raglan baby

I finished a little raglan sweater last week -- this sweater was knit almost completely while I do my pumping when I'm at work. I used leftover yarn from a poncho I made for myself with Sisik in Dalegarn 115. The poncho is one of my favorite knitted items I've made for myself. The only problem with the yarn is that it sheds and gets on baby's face... urgh.

raglan dude

I didn't really use a pattern -- borrowed here and there from a raglan pattern in The Debbie Bliss Baby Knits Book, and then just eyeballed sizing. It fits my big boy pretty well. And blue is his color. Hopefully this will fit for another month or two. I may have to add a ribbed border on the bottom to keep it from riding up.

raglan baby

Friday, October 5, 2007

Vintage Vogue Cardigan with Cabled Details

I finished this lovely Cable Cardigan pattern for my sister-in-law's baby, expected in November. The pattern, "Cardigan with Cabled Details," was originally published by Vogue in 1950. I found it in a book I picked up at a library book sale in Stowe, VT called "VOGUE Fair Isle & Textured Knits". It is very 80's.

The pattern was pretty good -- I did a doubled button band, which I'd never done. Can't decide if I like it. My favorite is the shoulder yokes on the sleeves -- two cables decorate these little strips. I thought it would look wierd, but the shoulder yokes really tie the sweater together nicely!

I knit this with Knitpicks Essential sock yarn, and I don't know that I'll be making another baby sweater with sock yarn, this is the second one I've made and it takes forever. I am too impatient. Anyway, it turned out beautifully :) so no complaining.

Monday, October 1, 2007

new person presents

To help my friend welcome her newest addition to her family, I sent along a few treats.

Vintage baby quilt.

I have to say making this little quilt was a lot of fun. I found these lovely vintage hand-quilted blocks at a consignment shop and knew I could give them the life they deserved. The colors- dark blue, beige, brown, with hints of red, orange and green, are perfect for a little boy's quilt, or for the back of a rocking chair. I found some reproduction cotton in a coordinating vintage pattern for the backing at my local fabric shop.

Flannel drool set.

I have some of these burp clothes that my mom made for me when I had a newborn a few months ago -- they are a good size and are so stylish. And I whipped up a little matching bib. This fabric almost has a holiday/festive hint to it -- perfect for the little guy as we enter the holiday season.

Welcome little one!!