Showing posts with label booties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label booties. Show all posts

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cuteness Alert!

I absolutely love love love this baby sweater!

february baby

So much so that I think this is the first baby knit I've knit that I actually want to keep and save! Alas, the baby shower for a very good friend is next week, so away it will go!

february baby

I think the buttons worked perfectly.

Pattern: Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka February Baby Sweater) from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac (thank you Disco!)

Yarn: Socks that Rock mediumweight, colorway Tanzanite

Needles: US 5

Modifications: The only modification I made was that I knit the sleeves in the round (I learned that from making the February Lady sweater!). Loved this pattern (um..two paragraphs, not sure I could have knit it without first knitting the February Lady...).

february baby with booties
More cuteness! Those little baby booties! Of course, I did my button math wrong (thinking I only needed 5 but really I needed 7 total for both projects, phew lucky there were similar buttons in the box)...I must have been distracted by Michael Phelps!

Booties that Rock!!
Needles: US 3
Started and Finished: August 9, 2008
Modifications: The only modification I made was the buttonhole. I just did a y0 k2tog since I knew that the buttons were fairly tiny. Made for even less seaming!

These were my first completed project for the Ravelympics! Competition baby dressage :) I know, easy, but I have a few more projects to go!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cuteness Alert!

It was a busy week at work this past week so there wasn't too much knitting happening around here. I was able to finish these cute itty bitty baby booties! I love these "Stay on Baby Booties" from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick. I used some STR mill ends (color is maybe jade or mossay....I wanted something to match the cute onesie!). I love the onesie! Disco was selling them in her etsy store (and I'm hoping she will list some more soon as I have a few more babies I need to knit for!).

Sweet Baby Booties

My weekend was quite busy (more on that tomorrow too!), but the highlight was having Little Guy and his mom and dad down for a visit!! At 14 months, he sure is all over the place, the little walker!! And such a boy...he quickly grabbed one of the doggies favorite balls and had a new favorite toy!




"Who needs toys?" and "Thank God that kid is finally sitting!" hehehe



Happy Weekend!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Booties that Rock!

Pattern: Stay-On Baby Booties from Knitting for Baby

Yarn: Socks that Rock, lightweight

Colorway: Spot Rock One
Suprisingly, another colorway that wasn't quite me, but that I knew would be perfect for a baby whose mom is a little bit goth, little bit punk. I wish I had taken a picture of the skein before I wound it because I thought it would be much "brighter" with the purples and yellow. Instead, the green seems to balance out the brights. It was definately a hard color to capture, but I love it! So glad that there is plenty left over for mini-Monkeys!

One more day of work, then on to Bourbon Street I go!!! Thank you all for the wonderful compliments about the dream swatch!! It must be that humid, southern weather that made me glow :)

Happy Beignets!! xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Thursday, May 3, 2007

So you're going to kick me off the blog, are ya????

Ok, well...I'm certainly not keeping up my end in cyberspace, but at least I have been knitting. Here is a brief rundown of finished and nearing-finished stuff. Let's call this my Spring Quartly Post.

Here is the hat I made tonight for a gift for Aise's teacher, who is due any day now. It is the Five Cable Baby Hat. Totally quick and easy, and totally cute. It is going with this cute little outfit from Naartjie:
I also did this little blankie out of some crazy yarn (Sirdar Sparkle?) that catches your fingers the whole time you knit with it. BUT, it knits up such a soft, thick and fluffy little baby blankie. I wasn't sure about it from the get-go, what with the funky yarn and all (and then I went balls-out and crochet-edged it with another funky fur yarn), but it actually came out really fun, I think. No fancy stitches or heirloom yarn, but it sure is a snuggly little thing that will be pretty hard for baby to thrash!
Now on to the Belly Button Hat from a pattern I got at one of my fave kind-of-local stores, Knitique in Elk Grove. This one is knit out of one skein of Lorna's Angel- I think the color is Neon, and I wish I had another skein to make some matching booties. Can't find it anywhere :(

So, then I got married to knitting baby stuff out of angora, and moved on to Anny Blatt Super Angora, which is a big enough ball to make hat AND booties (the belly button hat again, and the little booties from Holiday Knits). Here is the proof:

These are so soft, I just can't bring myself to give them away or even put them down. I freaking love angora yarn, and especially this yarn. Might have to pop out baby 3 just so I can keep this ensemb.

And then switching away from angora, I made the Bouquet Hat from Itty Bitty Baby Hats, and am working on a pair of booties to match from 50 Bootees to Knit - so far, 1 down:
Top view of the hat - I'm still making flowers and attaching them...slowwwwwly:
And finally, sweet little ankle-strap flower booties (made from Knit Picks Shine Sport) from Debbie Bliss Quick Baby Knits:

Sadly, this - as the other set - is not so much a set of booties, but more like just one. I seem to have an issue with making one, getting bored and wanting to move onto something else, and not making the second. Ah well, there are worse things, aren't there?

Perhaps for quarter 2 I will work on some non-baby items. I am quite intrigued with the lovely blanket that KB is working on...hmmmmmmmmmm....

Ok KB, Rowan et. al...I'll be back in town round 'bout July!!