FOs: Hat and Bootie Combo

Friends of ours in Australia had their second child, a boy, earlier this year and as luck would have it we were able to bring them this gift themselves when we went to Australia in February this year.

DPA 10 DPA 11 DPA 12The pattern is the old favourite, Saartjes Bootees.

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And the hat is another DROPS pattern.

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FOs: A Couple of Twin Dresses

A friend from the German group I used to take Luke to asked me to knit a couple of dresses for a friends twin girls. This gave me an opportunity to look for a new pattern.

I loved knitting this pattern, it was really easy to knit and really quick. I used double yarn of DROPS Safran, a cotton yarn. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow. While it called for other yarn, I found using this combination worked really well and it resulted in the right size of dress.

As the dresses were for twin girls I wanted to keep the colours similar, but with a little bit of a difference. I am a twin myself (I have a twin brother) and even though my mum never dressed us in the same clothes, I still think twins need to assert their individuality. And why shouldn’t that start when they are still toddlers?

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FO: Cable Hat

The third item I knitted for Luke’s teacher was this gorgeous cable hat.

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I used this pattern, and some DROPS Safran, which is a cotton yarn.

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I love how the top of the hat comes together like a beautiful crown, just gorgeous. Here are all the three things I gifted together.

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Weekend Bits

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FO: Baby Booties

You remember yesterday’s post? Today I am showing you yet another pair booties, this one also for Luke’s teacher’s little man.

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As he was a late Summer/early Autumn baby I knitted these in DROPS Muskat, a cotton yarn. Also, as I didn’t know he would be a he I picked a nice neutral yellow.

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And the buttons are from my stash, but once upon a time I bough them from TextileGarden. I know I’ve said it before, but they are my go-to place for buttons, as they have a fantastic range.

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You all know by now that this is the brilliant Saartjes Bootees pattern. Although I have changed it slightly, having knitted sooooo many pairs of them.

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FO: Baby Cardigan

Luke’s first teacher, from his playgroup at Greenwich Steiner School had a little boy September 2013 and I knitted a few things for her earlier that same year, so over the next few days I’ll show them all to you. Firstly, here’s a cardigan for the little man, although I didn’t know it would be a boy at the time I was knitting, hence the choice of colour.

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I love this pattern, it’s so delicate and especially when knitted with DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk, which is what I used here.

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The lacy pattern is really easy to follow once I knitted it just once. And it just flies off the needles, especially in a 0-3 months size.

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I used some buttons from my stash, which I absolutely adore, they’re just so sweet. Another thing I love about this cardigan is the fact that it’s knitted in one, with hardly any seaming, always a plus!

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FO: Baby Socks

Here are some baby socks from 2012 that I knitted for a friend from school who’s partner had a baby boy back then.

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I used DROPS Fabel yarn for the socks and my friend picked the colour combination.

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I have to say I love these colours for a boy, very vibrant and for some reason just looking at them make my feet warm.

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And I used my own pattern and just made them as big as they needed to be for a 12-18 months old.

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FOs: 21 Tiny Easter Bunnies

I know, I know, it’s coming up to Christmas, but who says I can only post season appropriate stuff? Back around Easter I knitted 21 tiny little Easter bunnies for the kids I childmind.

I used this pattern, which is incredibly easy and knits up extremely quickly.

The kids loved finding them in their Easter baskets and Luke still has his in his animal toy box and gets them out to play with them every once in a while. So, all in all a success!

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