FO: Baby Booties

You know I love this pattern, so it’s my go-to when I find out any of my friends or acquaintances are having a baby.

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My friend who received these is keeping the gender of the baby as a surprise, so I picked some neutral colours.

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I like how the colours match, it’s a sweet combination.

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My friend received them and loves them, in fact she just told me that she and her husband used them in a photo shoot yesterday, maybe I’ll get a picture of that later :-).

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And of course I sent them in a little box that I made, making them an extra special gift, don’t you think?

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FO: Lacy Cardigan for Me

Earlier this year I finally sat down to knit something for myself. I know I’ve hinted at it with some pictures on Instagram. I’ve been waiting to post about as I wanted to include some pictures of me wearing the cardigan, but I just haven’t managed, so this will be a post just about the cardigan. Maybe another day I’ll manage to post one with me in it. Or maybe we’ll have to wait a few months (more on that later ;-).

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I used this DROPS pattern, although I amended the way the cables worked. Rather than them going under the same way, I made sure that they went under and then over to give the entire cardigan a better look.

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I love the colour I picked, and it fits with a few of my Summer dresses and skirts.

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The fact that the cardigan has this lacy feel to it, but at the same time is quite solid and warm makes me really pleased that I picked this exact pattern. I read up on the notes before I started and it sounded like people weren’t too happy with how theirs turned out. But I am over the moon with how mine turned out.

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I had some matching buttons in my stash, but after washing the cardigan once the colour has come off a little bit. However, I don’t think that’s a problem, it just makes it look a little more ‘shabby-chic’.

AP 55I love the cardigan, and I can’t wait to knit something else for myself. I just need to get through my endless queue first.

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FO: Baby Booties

An ex-colleague of mine is due to have a baby any day now and when I found out I did my usual thing and knitted up some booties. AL 1 I feel like I don’t really need to explain that much about these booties anymore, as I knit them so often and post about them so often that everyone pretty much knows about them. So without further ado here are a couple more pictures. AL 2 AL 3 AL 4

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FO: Baby Hat

The third item I made for my friend who’s little man turned one just this last month is this little hat. The first one was the cardigan, the second were the booties.

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I love this pattern, it’s such a neat little hat and I love the cables. I used DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk, which is amazingly luxurious and soft.

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I used a similar light minty colour for it like I did for the cardigan and booties that I posted about earlier in the week. It’s quite a unisex colour and the pictures don’t really do it justice.

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I also love the crown of the hat, it’s such a pretty top for such a pretty hat.

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And here are a final couple of pictures that show the entire lot I sent my friend.

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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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