FO: Baby Booties

Following on from yesterday’s post, I also knitted my friend some booties. You’ve all seen these, I’ve knitted my fair share of them in the last few years.

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I decided to use the same colour cotton as the cardigan yesterday. I love the colour, but I was worried that it might be a bit too matching, but in the end it was actually fine.

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While I previously used DROPS Merino Extra Fine for these booties, I now always stick with DROPS Muskat, which works very well.

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I had some buttons in my stash that I used, which I think work well and are definitely unisex.

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I haven’t seen these on, but I am sure they looked adorable on my friends little boy.

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FO: Summery Cardigan

In late Summer 2013 I made a couple of things for a good friend from Australia. She was had a little boy in September 2013. I’ll post the three items that I made for him in the next three days.

First off here’s a cardigan I made, another DROPS pattern. I decided on something that used cotton rather than wool as he was born just on the cups of the Australian Summer.

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I remember knitting this, it’s really nice and quick and I love how the lacy pattern looks. It’s a good cardigan for a Summer baby or one from hotter climates.

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Because I didn’t know at the time what my friend was having I picked this light pistachio colour and I love how it looks. I have to say, some of the pictures don’t do the colour justice.

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And here are some close up shots of the finished piece.

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FO: Booties

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since I last posted. We’ve been busy here with holidays coming to an end, my job being very busy and other things (watch this space).

I thought it might be a good idea to get back to posting my huge number of FO’s from the last few years (yes embarrassingly I have so many that I haven’t written about).

These booties were made for a friend from school who had a baby boy in 2012, I made him a pixie hat too and blogged about it here.

He was the lucky recipient of the booties I designed myself.

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I still love this pattern, even though I mainly knit Saartjes Bootees at the moment for gifting. These little guys are brilliant because I can use up lots of leftover sock yarn for them.

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They are great also because they are one of the few baby booties that actually stay on those cute little feet.

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Here’s a quick shot of the bootie and pixie hat together.

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And would you look at those sweet feet in the booties…

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FO’s: 19 Vests

Yes, you read that right. Since last September I’ve knitted 19 vests in various colours and sizes for the lady from milliemanu. I wrote about two boleros a few days ago.

I used this great DROPS pattern, but instead of adding the texture the pattern calls for I just knitted stockinette stitch all the way, making them actually quite a fast and easy knit. Of course because it was a DROPS pattern I also used DROPS yarn, DROPS Merino Extra Fine to be exact. It’s a lovely soft yarn that calls for 3,5-4mm needles, yet another reason that it knit up quickly. So without further ado, here are the 19 vests.

Vest One

Vest Two

Vest Three

Vest Four

Vest Five

Vest Six

Vest  Seven

Vest Eight

Vest Nine

Vest Ten

Vest Eleven

Vest Twelve

Vest Thirteen

Vest Fourteen

Vest Fifteen

Vest Sixteen

Vest Seventeen

Vest Eighteen

Vest Nineteen

And here’s a collection of a bunch of them together.

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FO: Two Girl Bolero’s

I met a lady last year in the Summer at a kids festival/fair, she’s a designer and sells the most amazing girls dresses and some shirts for boys too. Check her out at milliemanu.

When she found out that I was a knitter we started a business relationship and so during the last year I knitted a whole load of things. First, I’m going to show you a couple of bolero’s I test-knitted for her last Summer.

I used this DROPS pattern, but amended it slightly and left the buttons off. I used DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk and Camilla from milliemanu asked me to add the velvet border. I knitted two versions, one in this gorgeous lilac and another in a light, pale green, see below:

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And she loved them, but thought they were a little too warm for the Summer, which I kind of agree with. This meant that I didn’t have to knit any further ones of this kind. But this year I am making another lot, but a different version. Stay tuned in the next few days to see these.

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FO: Bonnet and Bootie Combo

Last year in May I gifted a bonnet and bootie combo for a friend that I used to go to a toddler group with. She had a second daughter.

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Regular readers of my blog will recognise these as Saartjes Bootees. And regular readers also don’t need another explanation about why I love knitting these.

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And I love the colour…red is always great for little girls I think.

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I love this pattern for a little girl, it’s just so girly and sweet.

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I love the wavy pattern that comes out, it looks lovely.

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