Monday, March 23, 2009

in a weekend

There was knitting this weekend.  My new favorite "go to" baby gift set.
I have been making the Dulaan Hat for a couple of years and just found the link on Ravelry. Using size 10 1/2 needles and a ball of Lambs Pride Bulky, you can knit that hat in an hour.  With the remaining yarn I make thumbless mittens joined by an i-cord. The i-cord was my favorite on my kids mittens.  Heck.  I wish they would still let me put i-cords on their mittens.  I can't stand searching for lost mittens.
{Cast on 16 stitches, K2, P2 for 6 rows, change to stockinette and increase 4 stitches across, 1 at each end and one on the 8th and 9th stitch.  Continue until piece measures 4 3/4 inch, placing marker in between the 10th and 11th stitch on last WS row.  Next row RS k1, k2tog, k to within 3st from marker, sl1, k1, psso, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1.  P 1 row.  Repeat these 2 rows 1x more. (12 st) Next row, k2tog across (6 st). Next row, p2tog across. Run yarn through remaining 3 st.  Sew sides together. Weave in ends.  Make a 3 st i-cord long enough to run through 2 sleeves and back of baby/toddler. Join to mittens.}
And there was baking.  Chocolate n' Cream cookies from April '09 everyday food.  Anyone else try those?  I had to double the amount of butter in the cookies and the cream filling.  Well worth it. We devoured those and now have to make more.
Enjoy your day.

64 comments:

KeanaLee said...

those look so yummy! I love the blue on that set....miss talking with ya, hopefully we can get together soon!

sheepish one said...

oh, i'm so making those cookies this week! i have the issue sitting on the counter.
cute knits, L!!

APA said...

Sweet, adorable and fabulous "go to" baby gift. Heck, I'd love me some i-cords on my gloves. How wonderfully youthful would that be as we strut around town running errands? :D

And because you ARE an inspiration...your photography, your joy in family, and your creative arts...so much so that I find myself lost in poetry with each visit here, there is a little token of cyberlove over at my blogspot. Thank you, Leslie, for opening up your world, closing the distance in miles, and sharing your person!

XO,
Ana

Prairie Girl said...

We just had a new baby boy born to our group over the weekend. Now, I may need to add a hat and mitts to the blanket I am gifting.

Thanks for sharing :)

Celestial said...

Those cookies look so nummy.

And that is a good reliable baby set. There are several newborns in my vicinity I'm thinking of making fingerless mitts for. But it looks like spring has finally hit here.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

You and your cookies! The both of you are a wonder! You should compile all your faboo cookie posts. I bet the sheer volume of cookie awesomeness would astound you and all your readers. <3

Katie said...

Such a gorgeous blue. And those cookies look delish!

lucy said...

that's what I call a productive and good weekend Leslie! The cutesy little hat and mitts are adorable. Those mitts tend to escape the most when you need them, don't they?

Amy said...

lovely and yum. March's issue of EF was my last (I decided not to renew). Now you've got me rethinking my decision...

lisa said...

Yum! Those cookies look great, and I love the baby set. Precious.

Holli said...

what a darling baby set! I've printed your instructions and will likely give this a try for a quick gift at some point. and yes, I saw the cookies in the everyday food - haven't gotten around to making them yet, but your praising recommendation makes me feel like I 'need' to.

Poshyarns said...

The hat and mittens are beautiful and I just love how they look on that painted wood, your eye catches things beautifully as always.

stitching under oaks said...

What a great baby gift! isn't it so fun knitting for little ones? Those cookies look delish. I have a similar cookie recipe called homemade oreos...I'm hankering for them now! Have a great week.

Courtney Heath said...

I love the little tag you've paired with you gift. Nice touch.

Jessica said...

That is the perfect baby gift! I make a simple baby hat which is my go-to. I have that recipe post-ited and ready to bake (I think for Easter!)

Kendall Micayla said...

ooo, the cookies look delicious!
The pattern is very cute, I think I will try it out soon- the yarn you used looks really soft too.
Kendall

tiennie said...

Cute baby set!

This may be one cookie that I have to get my non-baking self to make! :)

fromallstitchedup said...

I love the go to knits. One of our Thursday night group is having a September baby. I think she'll be getting that set as a present. Thanks for the idea.

LaughingFamily said...

Yummm...looks like I'll be making cookies in the near future! I come for a little inspiration, and yet again you come through. Looks like I may have a new knitting project as well.

kim said...

Knitting - yay! That set is adorable!

Knitterella Purl said...

Those cookies look super yummy, as well as that yarn!

t does wool said...

your weekend was very productive...I love the set :)

Kara said...

Cookies! I can't tell you how good those look.

Philigry said...

se cookies look so good. we would have them eaten all up too. love the navy blue set. so sweet!

melissa s. said...

cute! and yum! looks like a great weekend!

house on hill road said...

i miss the i cord on mittens too. in fact, i cleaned out our mudroom yesterday and found 5 single kid gloves. how is that possible?

those cookies look great - i saw that recipe and thought of you. :)

knitwitmama said...

love the quick baby gift set. thanks for sharing that. and the cookies, they are so cute! you inspire me.
Jennie

amywb said...

I just adore the hat and mitten set. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Cookies look yummy, too!

Jackie said...

look at those cute baby gift, nice blue too.

and those cookies of yours is defintely going to make me drool...

Kristyn Knits said...

looks like we were both knitting for babies this weekend! but I didn't have those awesome cookies waiting for me in the kitchen.

Pipany said...

Oh I feel all nostalgic; my kids had those cords on their mitts too! I live in beautiful Cornwall in England and just love your blog.
Pipany xx

TD wool design said...

great baby set!
chocolate cookies with a cream center...? ummm, yum!

The Wooly Wumpus said...

I love your adorable baby set. Wish I could leave a longer comment, but have to go make a batch of those cookies!

lucky knitter said...

Great gift and yummy looking cookies!!!

Sandy said...

those cookies look almost too pretty to eat.
and your baby knits are perfect!

Hilary said...

Aww...such a sweet little set! Thanks so much for the pattern for the mittens -- since everyone I know is having a baby this spring, I will definitely need to make some of those!

Cathy said...

i hear you about the i-cord--i so hate to look for my sons' mittens all the time! the cookies look so good!

molly said...

two stories in one post! Both beautifully presented, as always. Gosh I like coming here.

Trisha said...

Cute baby set! How come I didn't know that i-cord trick? Great way to keep them on the child!

larissa said...

I love the baby set! Thank you for the mittens pattern.
Now, how did you know to double the butter in the cookie recipe? your talents never cease to amaze me!

Renee said...

What a great cookie recipe and knit baby set!
I'll have to make them all!!

MadMad said...

I love Everyday Food. I love Martha. Also your hat. Hey! You could BE Martha, don't you think? Younger, prettier, of course. Get on that, why don't you?

Windy Knitty said...

So adorable! I may have to copy you:) The cookies look delish, too!

Lolly said...

what a sweet set - and attaching the mittens together just makes so much sense :) adorable!

seashoreknits said...

what molly said :)

LizKnits said...

What a cute gift set... i'm going to keep that in mind for the little one who's due soon to a friend of mine.

Chelsea said...

this looks delicious on all accounts.

Lin said...

Lovely little baby set, I always had strings on my gloves at school!!

riotyarn said...

It's adorable!

LeS said...

dear god i want one of those cookies this very moment. and those baby items make me smile - lucky recipient :)

amandajean said...

sounds like a perfect weekend. knitting and baking. :)

peacockchic said...

Wow the baby gift is sooo cute. So are those cookies by the way. I was thinking of making them...why did you have to double the butter? I can imagine they were terribly diet friendly beforehand but now...

Nicole said...

A perfect "go to"! I just may go to it! The cookies look yummy too! I'm dying for homemade baked goods! Here they are few , for now.

skeinsherway said...

What's not to love about knitting for babies?! :-)

And extra butter in the cookies? You're speaking my language...

Happy knitting-
ali

Gretchen said...

oh love those mittens! Must make them ASAP>

PrincessPea said...

The mitten and hat set is lovely, but ohh, the cookies made my mouth water!

LaughingFamily said...

I made the cookies today, and I ended up doubling the butter as well. Is it possible that Martha had a mis-print? The batter was far too dry with the 5T...

With that minor adjustment, however, delicious!

Grace said...

Thank you so much for our hat and mitten set. I'm excited that it's something Fiona will be able to use next winter.

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