Once again, I had a bunch of baby knitting to do! My sweet friend, Jamie, had another adorable daughter in August. Since it was so hot in August, I waited, and made two little sweaters that she could wear once the weather cooled off.Pretty Baby Sweater and I used Caron Simply soft yarn in a lovely mint green. I was lucky and found three buttons in almost the same color . Since the borders of this sweater are all in seed stitch I wanted to find a hat that used it as well. The Pixie Hat has a face framing border of seed stitch while the band that goes around the neck is knitted.
Baby Boy Five Hour Sweater. I don't know why they named it as a boy sweater. It is cute for either a girl or a boy. I used the Poppy hat pattern to match the ridges on the sweater. Cute little pearl buttons finished off both patterns.
Mrs. Brak's Drawstring Bottom Baby Kimono with Raglan Shaping. Cute, simple and perfect for a boy or girl. The three buttons are actually teddy bears, so cute! I used Sirdar Snuggly Dk in a mint green for it. The yarn was actually gifted to me in an RAK on Ravelry. I received two huge boxes of DK weight yarn and I've been putting it to use!
For Eliana. For this ensemble the yarn used was Lion Brand Babysoft. It was also part of the huge RAK of DK weight yarn. The bootie pattern is Evening Baby Booties that is an old pattern that Danielle shared on her blog. Very easy and very cute!
Since May I have knit for 5 babies. I gotta admit I am tired of the baby patterns. Plus, it is hard to tell if the people like what they are getting. Some people send thank you cards, some tell you thank you and tag you in pictures on Facebook of their babies actually wearing the stuff, and some don't even acknowledge that you've sent them something. I love seeing the babies in the gifts I knitted. I've made it for them to use and that is the best thank you.
Still, I'm tired of little buttons. I'm ready to knit some stuff for myself. I just have to get through the few gifts I am knitting for Christmas. I've cut the list way down this year, but I do have a few things. Then I am making myself a sweater. Yippee!!