FO: Baby Sock

A friend who had a baby in 2014 asked me to knit some warm socks for him.

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I had some leftover navy DROPS Merino Extra Fine at home and used it for this pattern.

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The fun about this pattern is that it knits up very quickly, and it makes them extra cosy and ‘snuggly’ as Luke would say.

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The cables that run down the cuff of the sock look really sweet.

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And my friend sent me a picture of her gorgeous little man wearing them, doesn’t he look happy?

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STATS
Pattern:
 Socks by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in dark blue.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 24th October 2014.

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: amazed at the miniscule amount of snow we had! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO-640)

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Max: eating…paper! And doesn’t he look pleased as punch! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO-400).

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First FO of 2016: Kid Tunic

My best friend’s daughter was last Saturday and as I made her daughter a dress for her first birthday last year, I also wanted to make her one this year.

I picked this lovely tunic/jumper/dress that I’ve had in my queue for a while on Ravelry. The sizing was a bit too big, especially as my friend’s daughter is petite. So I went down in needle size from what the pattern recommended and used a different yarn too.

I used the combination of this lovely old pink and light blue in the DROPS Belle yarn, which is such a wonderful combination of cotton, viscose and linen. It’s wonderful to knit with too.

The best thing about this pattern though are the pockets:

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My friend’s daughter loves them too, look at her sweet little proud face!

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I found these lovely buttons in my stash, which work really well for this garment.

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Overall a great project to start a New Year with!

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STATS
Pattern:
 Bulle by Oomieknits.
Yarn: DROPS Belle in mauve and jeans blue.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 31st December 2015 – 3rd January 2016.

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: this big boy of mine loved his new PJs, but it’s getting harder and harder to take a picture of him without too much goofing around! (Canon EOS 550D, 1/15 sec, ISO-3200).

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Max: all this gorgeous boy wants to do now is climb, and it makes my heart sing to see him so pleased and proud of himself! (Canon EOS 550D, 1/30 sec, ISO-1600).

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

In February last year I knitted a sweet beanie and booties combo for the daughter of my old client. She had a little girl later on in 2015.

At the time that I was knitting these I didn’t know whether they were having a boy or a girl, so I picked these neutral colours.

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I don’t need to write anymore about these booties, I think, I’ve knitted them often enough and written about them often enough too.

And the beanie is an old favourite too from DROPS Design, I’ve blogged about it loads too before.

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Here’s the combo in all it’s glory, it was very well received too!

STATS
Booties
Pattern:
 Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light grey and pistachio.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 26th February 2015.

Beanie
Pattern: Beanie by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in light grey and vibrant green.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 29th February-1st March 2015.

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FO: Earflap Hat

In November last year I knitted a lovely little bonnet for a good friend’s daughter. I queued this gorgeous pattern in August when I found it via my Instagram.

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It’s nice to get away from my regular patterns from DROPS Design…

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It’s a bit embarrassing really, but I actually didn’t read the pattern correctly for this hat (I made another one following the pattern exactly a few weeks later). It really was my fault, because the pattern is written extremely well.

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However, I don’t think it’s done any harm to the general design, it basically just added those purl rows between each of the leaves.

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My friend requested the hat in cream as it would go with most of her daughter’s clothes, and I love the colour choice, it looks sweet on any babe.

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I would like to try knitting this hat in the round once, as I think the seaming at the back could be avoided, but for this first version the construction was actually fine.

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I love the tip the designer gives to slip the first stitch of each row, because it gives this lovely clean edge.

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I made the right size according to the measurements my friend send me of her little girls head, but somehow it still ended up being a little big, so I just gathered it at the top for her so that she can wear it now. My friend can remove that gather later on and will enjoy the bonnet for much longer.

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This crown is really pretty, but it actually looks even more beautiful when I followed the correct pattern :-).

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I got a quick shot of Max modelling the hat for me…not sure he was that keen on it!

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STATS
Pattern:
 Clover Earflap Hat by dover & madden.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in white.
Needle size: 3.25mm
Knitting time: 1st-2nd November 2015.

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FO: Baby Tunic

My good friend from German group recently had her second child, a gorgeous little girl. She and I have been through a few things together, so I knew that I wanted to knit something special for her new arrival.

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For some reason I had a grey and yellow combination in my head, but when it actually came around to it I picked these pinks for the little tunic.

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It’s such a sweet little pattern, and can be found on Ravelry.

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I used various colours of some leftover DROPS Baby Merino.

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It knit up really quickly, even though the pattern called for 3.25mm needles.

I also knit her a pair of my version of Saartjes Bootees.

I am very pleased with the final result of both the little tunic and the booties.

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My friend’s little girl is such a cutie and she’s been wearing her outfit already, doesn’t she look darling in it?

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STATS

Dress
Pattern:
 Mae Mae Tunic by Rachael Laves.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in pink, light old pink and light purple.
Needle size: 3.25mm
Knitting time: 20th-23rd September 2015.

Booties
Pattern:
 Booties by Saartje de Brujn.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in cerise and light pink .
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 21st September 2015.

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