Thursday, April 15, 2010

a few of my favorites

I mentioned I would be back today. 9:49 p.m. counts as today, right? You betcha.
I found myself in need of a few baby gifts around here lately, so I packed a few in my suitcase for my beach (and airplane) knitting. I seem to gravitate towards my favorite baby knits, so thought I would share.
Favorite baby bootie:
Mary Janes. I have made these before and love the pattern. I find them totally irresistable, adorable and something to treasure. Again, I used 1 ball knit picks shine sport, grass and 1 ball knit picks risata, buttermilk.
Favorite Baby Hat:
Swirled Ski Cap from Knitting for Peace. I LOVE this hat. Fun to make and always reminds me of a little scoop of swirled ice cream. I would love to one day make this hat while making the knit stitches white, the purl stitches milk chocolate and the pom pom red. A swirled scoop of ice cream with a cherry on the top.
Favorite baby sweater:
Sirdar lace-edge baby sweater. I have made this before, and am always pleased with the results. I love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for this project.

I find myself in a little bit of a limbo trying to figure out what to cast on for next. A lot of things swirling through my mind. Just can't seem to pull out the needles and cast on.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you what happened to my foldover cowl pullover.

53 comments:

knit1kids4 said...

Oh those are all so lovely! I will have to add those to my list!

Aut said...

Beautiful! I especially love the hat; the twist is a nice, well, twist from the usual!

Kara said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those booties. I am dying! With the fold-over socks! Dying.

Larissa said...

I absolutely love those booties. I must make them for ezra's english teacher who is due in june. And i haven't seen that baby sweater before - the trim makes it so special. Can't wait to see your sweater and dying to hear about your new doggie! Welcome back, L!

Sarah Jackson said...

oh! oh! oh! love!

My Love is..... said...

Too much baby loveliness in one post... I think it will send me into mama-making-hyperdrive..... thanx for the reviews :)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

So cute! Some lucky babies! Thanks for sharing!

MadMad said...

I love taking a break from regular-sized people knitting to make a baby thing or two - you feel like you actually are getting something done, and they're always so cute, too. I've made the hat before, but those MJs and the sweater look like great new choices, too!

house on hill road said...

omg! those booties!

mark your spot said...

OMG....LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the booties!!!

Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

Thanks for sharing! I will keep these in mind the next time I need a baby gift. They're fantastic!

Mama Urchin said...

These are all adorable. How much cashmerino did you use for that sweater?

Amy J said...

Thank you for giving me new ideas! We're getting ready to hit a "baby season", and I've been looking for things....hmmm, think I've found a few :)

Barb said...

Those booties are killing me! Love your new banner, too.

Frances said...

What great patterns!

I used to make lots of those little Mary Jane booties ... gosh, it must have been back in the early 1970's, for a posh Madison Ave. children's store. It was great fun to come up with all sorts of color combinations. (Of course, red and green were must-knits around Christmas!)

Best wishes!

Julie said...

beautiful little baby knits!! They looks so perfect.

Laurie said...

What a perfect little blue cupcake of a hat - I love it!

Anonymous said...

Those booties are so very, very cute!!!

Ever since I saw that Sirdar lace edged baby sweater you had knit in pink, I have searched and searched for that pattern. I have been informed it is not longer available. So sad! I think it is the cutest one I have seen. If ANYONE knows where I can purchase the pattern, I would be very grateful! I have several babies to knit for too, as I think 4 of our pastor's wives at church are pregnant (one very unexpectedly at age 46~IMAGINE!) ~Jan

Martha said...

I have the MJ pattern too. Just haven't had a chance to make one. But I love making baby things--so quick and fun to make. :) Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

i haven't seen that hat pattern before but definitely think it will be the first thing i knit for my new baby girl. thanks for sharing!

Seanna Lea said...

While I know baby knits are small, it's still amazing how much you got done on spring break. I know my vacations (often staycations) result in me doing nothing but chores for days!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wow, you are amazing. The sweet little swirl hat in chocolate and cream with a cherry on top would be adorable. I've unraveled my entire sweater and must begin again, I'm testing yarn #1 for a ruched blanket, orange pouf still in the works, navy bamboo scarf still in the works, and I'm so intrigued by Habu Textiles. In short, I'm all over the place.

Susan said...

What a lovely blog and you are so talented. I do not believe the Mary Jane booty pattern is available. Any ideas where I might be able to find it. I must have it!! Thanks. Susan

kim said...

You make the most adorable baby things. Those little Merry-Janes have always been my favorites, but I don't enjoy making them. I'm always afraid they won't come out right. The sweater is perfect, and that hat tops it off just right. As my Gianna would say, "Bravo!"

theknittingcowgirl said...

love them! The once I prefer is the hat! It seems to be an ice-cream!!!slurp!;-)

Jodi said...

The Mary Janes are just adorable! I must knit some soon.

I love the ski hat, too. I tried that pattern once, and it seemed really weird as I was knitting it. I'll have to try again.

Nantucket Dreams said...

your idea about the hat is so darn cute! you have to make that leslie! id love to see it!

dearmolly said...

your posts are always so inspiring, and jaw droppingly beautiful. the little collection you've put together here shows just what an eye you have for design!

sorry to see the box sweater went the way of the frogs, but did agree that it wasn't as amazing as your other knits, and am looking forward to the second incarnation of this yarn.

and who is this new family member?!!

stitching under oaks said...

honestly...too cute, all of it!

Imene said...

The booties are too cute. I wish I had a tiny baby girl I could knit them for

Hilary said...

SO CUTE. Oh my gosh. Those Mary Janes are definitely going in the queue (thank you!) as there is another baby boom going on amongst my friends. And I LOVE your ice cream swirl hat idea!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Beautiful!!

Sarah Jackson said...

Yay for the booties! They came in the mail today - we are lucky girls around here. xoxo.

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