Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fisherman's Baby Sweater & Matching Booties

Our friends welcomed a baby boy this spring out in Seattle. I thought one of THESE sweaters in an oatmeal type colorway would be cute because it would be reminiscent of a fisherman's sweater. It took me longer that I had planned to finish the set, but it was worth the extra time. It arrived safe and sound this week, so I can finally share some pictures.

I also made a pair of matching booties. I found the pattern HERE. I modified it a little to make it more boyish and added the buttons. They turned out super cute. These could be a go-to gift for me from now on.

Sweater Front

Sweater Back

Sweater Button Close-Up



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Feather and Fan Sweater & Matching Booties

I've finished the Feather and Fan sweater that I mentioned in THIS post. It turned out soooooo cute! I can hardly wait to get it on the babe. I still have some fabric to make a matching dress, hopefully soon.

I also made a pair of matching booties because I had a good deal of yarn leftover. I may make another pair still, because this first pair is really tiny and I think by the time she'll fit into the sweater these booties may be too small. I got the pattern from Ravelry HERE. They were really easy and fast to knit. If I still have enough of the yarn left after the second pair of booties, I may make a headband too. I just love the yarn! I used the Berroco Sox Yarn in the "Bonham" colorway. It's a really great yarn. I'm thinking I should find some more projects to use this yarn on. Soft, easy to knit and the colors are so fantastic!

Sweater Front

Button Detail

Feather and Fan Lace Detail

Sweater Back


Finished Set

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First Crochet Baby Hat

I've been wanting to try crocheting a baby hat for awhile. For some reason, I've done other crochet projects but never a hat. I found this sweet pattern on Ravelry from McKinley's Closet (click here for pattern link). It was so easy and so fast, I finished it tonight while watching the last half of "Deadliest Catch."

I added one of my fabric flower hair bows to see how it would look. Looks pretty cute, I think. And, because it is a hair clip it is easy to take it off or swap it out for a different one. I may have to make a handful of these little (it is so tiny!) hats.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Leafy Shrug

I've finished the first part of Baby M's coming home outfit. It is the Leafy Shrug. Made from the pattern by StitchMama on Ravelry.

It was a super quick and really fun knit. I may make a couple more in larger sizes (the pattern includes instructions for 12 sizes!).

I used cotton yarn because I'm due in August and didn't want anything too hot. It worked up very nice.

Next step is the dress. Can't wait to get started on that!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Catching Up

Despite my lack of posts, I have been busy creating gifts, clothes and things for the baby. Here are a couple of recent projects.

Scarf & Clutch
I made my SIL a scarf and matching clutch for her birthday. I found the tutorials for both online. They were both pretty easy and turned really cute.

Find the tutorial HERE.

Find the tutorial HERE.

Tank Top Summer Dress
Since Summer is on it's way and my growing belly is much more comfortable in dresses than pants or skirts, I thought I'd try making a dress from an old tank top and some fabric I had in my stash. I've found a few tutorials online that detail how to create a dress like this one. I don't remember which I used to get me started, but here are a couple good ones:

30 minute tank dress
Elastic Band Empire Waist Dress

I used the scraps from cutting the tank to embellish the front, as well as some lace ribbon I had in my stash. I also used elastic thread in the bobbin of my machine to sew the fabric to the tank, instead of using wide elastic (I didn't have any). It created a bit more stretch to the dress, but not as much as I was hoping for. It still turned out super cute, and as long as I can keep getting it on over my bump I'll be wearing this all summer. I hope to make a couple more, maybe utilizing the elastic waistband technique in the tutorials above.

Tank Dress

I'm still working on a couple of baby gifts for friends. I'm also busy, busy with baby stuff for our babe. I'll post pics soon!