Baby

It has been really busy in my professional life.   A good thing because it pays for all of the yarn to feed my fiber obsession.  The only downside is that I don’t have as much time to knit and post.

Even so, I have been making progress on my WIP.  We had the baby shower for my co-worker, Monica, on Friday.   She received many beautiful gifts.  I am happy to say that three of us gave her handknitted gifts.  Connie made her an adorable hat and sweater set and Kaye made her a baby blanket.  I am going to ask them both if they have photos so I can share their beautiful projects.

My project was the Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch ‘N Bitch: A Knitter’s Handbook.  I love this hat because it is an easy,  quick knit.  It’s simplicity makes it adorable.  I try to find a luxurious, soft yarn to knit with.  I chose Blue Sky Alpacas’ Worsted Cotton in the honeydew colorway.

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The best part of this project was there was enough yarn to make a scarf too.  The scarf is a go-to pattern I love.   On the right-side, you knit and on the wrong-side, you K1 P1.  It produces two lovely patterns and makes the scarf reversible.

I also started a pair of socks for the baby.  The pattern is from Debbie Bliss Simply Baby, Two Tone Socks.  The pattern is designed to accommodate three sizes (3-6 months,  6-12 months and 12-18 months).  I have been working on my first pair of socks so I thought I would try another pair.  The pattern was well-written and easy to follow.  I loved the way the pattern did the decreases in the heel flap.  You K2tog tbl, that is, knit two together through back of loops.  It rendered a beautiful seam.

I am using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, a blend of merino wool and cashmere.   Since Monica is having a girl, I chose the Baby Pink and Ecru colorways.  The first sock is completed and the second one is underway.

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I also wanted to mention that Knitting Sarah is doing a Summer Sock KAL (Ravelry link).  The socks are all going to be shorties.  I am going to participate and can’t wait to see what patterns Sarah selects for us.   If you are interested,  check out her blog (link above) or her Ravelry page.

Happy Knitting!

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5 thoughts on “Baby

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! It has been a while since I’ve posted. My work life is a little crazy right now. I am knitting and taking photos so I can blog later. I love this hat too! It is an easy pattern and a quick gift.

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