FO: Baby Cable Hat

Following on from the booties I posted yesterday, here’s a little cable hat I made for the little fellow.

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I used this DROPS pattern, which I’ve knitted a few times before and since. This time I used some leftover sock yarn from my stash.

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As always, this was a very quick knit.

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Pattern: Knitted cable hat by Garnstudio DROPS Design.
Yarn: Regia sock yarn.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 4th-5th February 2013.

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FO: Baby Booties

Back in February 2013 I knitted a few things for a friend from boarding school, she had the most adorable little boy (born very early). I met him last year and he’s absolutely adorable. First off, I made him a pair of booties, using my own pattern.

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Even though I don’t knit this pattern much anymore I still love it as a quick and easy knit for a baby gift.

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I used some leftover Regia sock yarn, but for the life of me I can’t remember what exact colour description it was.

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I do have to say I like the self-striping nature of the yarn, which worked out beautifully on these booties.

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Pattern: Anna’s Booties by Anna Testadoro
Yarn: Regia sock yarn.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: February 2013.


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FO: Baby Sleep Sack

Back before Max was born I wanted to knit him a sleep sack to keep him snugly warm the first few months. Little did I know that he was going to grow out of it within a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, here it is:

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I used this pattern as a basis, but changed it up a bit. Instead of adding buttons at the bottom I sewed it up to make it extra cosy.

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I also added in some extra cables going up as I love the look of them, especially with this gorgeous DROPS Merino Extra Fine yarn.

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I also made the rib at the top a little bit longer to make it a bit of tighter fit. And I found some lovely turquoise buttons in my stash. Although in hindsight they are a little bit to small for the size of the buttonholes.

MP 46I changed up the straps too and instead of making them cables I continued into rip straps, and again, in hindsight, I would have probably made them a little bit wider.

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But it wasn’t really a problem as I just used the sleep sack with crossed over straps.

As my boy was such a big boy when he was born and grew quickly (and continues to do so), I only got one picture of him in it.

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Pattern: Cuddly Cables Sleep Sack by Lynne Sanderson
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th to 22nd February 2015.

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FO: Baby Girl Sandals

A friend of mine from boarding school had a baby girl earlier this Summer, and when I knew she was having a baby girl I started knitting. It took me just a day in June to knit up these adorable little baby sandals.

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I used this pattern for these, but customised by adding a couple of crochet flowers.

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I picked very girly colours and was lucky to have them all in my stash. They are all from the DROPS Muskat range.

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I love knitting these sandals, there are five straps that have to be knit and then they all have to be sewn up (the only thing I am not a huge fan of).

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I would have knit booties for my friend, but as she lives in Dubai where it’s hot all year round. These seemed a better choice.

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I had some lovely purple buttons left in my stash too.

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And of course I made a little box too, and I love how the sandals look in it.

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Pattern: Baby Boys Knit Summer Sandals by Alma Mahler
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in Light Brown (sole), Old Pink (straps), Pink (closure strap), Dark Purple (middle strap).
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 23rd June 2015.


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FO: Baby Bloom Dress (adorable baby alert)

Lovely Melissa from Knitting Sandwich just had a gorgeous little baby girl recently. Since she knit me a gorgeous baby blanket for Max, that I posted about here, I wanted to make something for her in return.

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Since I knew that Melissa was having a little girl I was able to pick a girly dress that I’ve had in my queue on Raverly for ages.

It’s the Bloom pattern by Georgie Hallam, which is a great top down pattern that has some additional lace on the body of the skirt.

The lovely thing about this pattern is that even though it’s meant to be a dress it actually grows with the baby/child and turns into a top…how great is that?

Additionally, I made her a pair of my version of Saartjes Bootees in matching colours.

And here’s the dress and the pair of booties in all their glory.

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I managed to find a lovely little box to post these to Melissa.

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Last week Melissa sent me these two pictures of her little girl, isn’t she just the sweetest? The dress and booties are still a little big, but these pictures are just too cute for words! I am just so happy for Melissa and her family to be sharing their lives with this gorgeous little girl!

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Pattern: Bloom by Georgie Hallam
Yarn: Rowan pure wool 4 ply
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 18th -24th July 2015.

Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 3rd August 2015.

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Long Weekend Bits

5am sunset... Great start to the bank holiday weekend!
Poorly babe...
My boys!
Jump, jump, jumping!
Grandma and Max bonding!
Getting some knitting time!!!
Early morning gymnastics
Fab local bakery: Sugardough
24 weeks old!
My heart is full!
Wearing baby to sleep!
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