Thursday, October 13, 2011

Babies, babies, babies

Much of my knitting time has been spent making smallish and tiny sweaters.
I made one for my little guy who is now 18 months old! So not a baby any more :( but a toddler now.

I loved the baby elephant pattern, but didn't want to make too many elephants (a bit too girlie) so I just used one. As I have stated elsewhere--live and learn. Do not put a garter ridge in your raglan decreases, unless you want a 1980's members only thrilleresque look. Luckily, babies (um, sorry, toddlers), don't have much say in what they wear.

Baby Elephant Vest by Melanie Rice
Needle US 8 - 5.0 mm
Yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers & Twists

Next I went on to make a baby kimono, from Mason Dixon knitting.
One-Piece Baby Kimono by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman
Needle US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
I added snaps rather than ribbon to keep things closed. My only disappointment is that I had to leave the baby shower before my co-worker opened it.

On to another sweater, also made for a colleague (and fellow knitter, mellenknits). I used what I learned from the first baby elephant to make a tiny green one. I added some green beads for eyes.
Needle US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash

I'd like to get my act together an make one more baby sweater for another colleague, due in November. We'll see what I can manage.

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