I have this rule. I believe it is my duty to knit something special for the new babies of my girlfriends that become grandmother’s. Especially those that do not knit. Yes, I know you are outraged, but I do have friends that do not knit.
I thought this would be simple, a cute little sweater here, a fun little hat there. And then ……they all decided to become granny’s. So the race was on to keep up with the demand. I know self inflicted troubles. But those of you that know me, know once I put a rule into place, I stay focused and carry on.
So with needle’s flying, I have been knitting little things. The good news …… they knit up really fast. The bad news …….. it creates havoc with my planned knitting schedule.
Anyway, it is time for me to share the cute finished baby items. For those of you not into the baby thing, I suggest you avert your eyes or just leave the page. For the rest of you, baby do I have some great ideas for you.
Let’s start with the sweaters. I stick to this one pattern Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys. It has not failed me. Below are some of the finished sweaters. The first one is knitted in Three Irish Girls Finley Fingering. The other two are in Socks that Rock. All you need is one skein.
Then there is the hats. I use several patterns depending if boy or girl and where they live. The first up is the Easy Roll Up Hat by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. They have this yarn called Adriafil Knitcol, it creates the cute pattern for you. You just knit.
For my tough boys, I use my pattern Like the Big Boys. My favorite yarn for this is Noro Kureyon.
And finally for a very special little girl, I knit a little Christmas Bonnet. The pattern is My Sweetest Friend by Surrehue. I really had to dig to find the yarn and it is from Herrschners, called Holiday Yarn.
Just in case, you are a sock lover. Here are baby socks! These are all one pattern, More Better Baby Socks by Ann Budd. The yarn is Quince & Co Finch, one skein of each color.
Phew………. Now will everyone just stop the baby’s for awhile. I have got some big girl knitting to do!