I have been wanting to share some of the little numbers out of the ‘Knitted by Mommy’ collection that our baby boy has waiting for him. I’ve shared pictures with friends so far but haven’t kept up on the blog… so thought it would be fun to post a picture a day of what I have made thus far.
At the beginning of my pregnancy I had thought I’d have a heaping pile of these cute little baby knits made by now. But sadly, that is not the case. I hope to still whip out a few more and catch up a little with my heaping pile of patterns.
Earlier this summer I made this Little Coffee Bean Cardigan. I just love how little and boyish it is. Made out of Berroco Vintage, which is a machine-washable worsted weight that I got at my LYS, the cardigan is so practical to keep him warm this winter. The top-down, raglan style pattern is super easy and fun.
If you click on the picture you can see the cute little polkadot buttons that I think are great with the stripes.
I just love how small and precious it looks in my husband’s hands.
And the cute little baby hat to go with it…
The pattern is Bobbles for the Whole Family, and it’s a great one for a quick, cute hat in all sizes. I’m going to have to make a few more in some other colors and yarns to keep him warm this winter. =)
Sweater and hat on Ravelry here, and here.
My creamy cabled Off Piste hat is done. It is very soft, comfy, and cute, what more could you want in a hat? Aimee, owner of Knit N’ Needle Yarn Shoppe, really did an awesome job designing this. The pattern is super fun and pretty easy. I made this with Malabrigo Twist in Natural and just love that yarn.
So I had to settle for the self portrait thing for now. I might add on a better picture later, but couldn’t wait to share…
Lately I have really developed a love for cream + cables. I love them together, so soft and winter-y and the natural color makes the cables really stand out.
My thing for white/cream combined with cables started earlier this winter when I was watching the movie The Holiday. There is a beautiful cabled cardigan (cashmere of course) that Cameron Diaz wears when she’s in the little (oh so perfect) English cottage and meets Jude Law’s character. I instantly fell in love with it and googled it for a pattern to make one just like it. I was surprised and so happy to find the Fireside Sweater that mimics Cameron’s cardigan. There’s a beautiful Fireside Sweater on Posh Knits. Mine will look just like that. =) Isn’t it the perfect winter cardigan? Maybe I’ll be super ambitious and tackle that for my March project. Heck, I better start on that now if I want to finish by the end of March.
Even though I finished this in February, I’m still calling it my January knit for my Knit 12 in 2012 project, along with the cowls. I have three weeks for a February project, and I’m still stuck on hats! I almost want to make another Off Piste but somehow make it a little chunkier. So I have a fetish for hats.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure I’ve made up my mind on what to make this month, I’ll be back soon to show you the work in progress. =)
::Ravelry:: project page here.
At the beginning of the new year, I made a goal to knit (at least) one item each month for myself. For my January project, I chose the Off Piste hat, since most of the knitting I did for the month was finishing a couple Christmas gifts. Oh, and after I finished up the gift knitting I just got the sudden urge to make a few cowls for myself.
The sudden urge, or need, to make these came to me after several days of taking Jackson for walks in cold, windy weather where I about got my cheeks frozen off. They make a pretty cute accessory, can now serve me well for all practical reasons of staying warm, and they used up some leftover yarn in my stash. =)
And now my Off Piste hat is close to being finished…
I really did want to have it done by the end of January, as I still have to hurry and decide on my February project and get that started. There are so many things I want to make, it’s kind of hard to decide which to do next! I might pop back in here over the weekend and show you the few I have in mind, and you can take a vote to help me decide. =)
The last of my Christmas gift knits was just finished over the weekend. What, did you expect me to have them all done by Christmas Day?? 😉 It’s just like me to have one or two lingering gifts to finish up after the holidays.
My mom’s mitts were actually finished just in the nick of time, so she did get to open them on Christmas Day. I made her a pair of Grammy’s Mitts to go with her Grammy’s Hat that I made for her Birthday. She loves them! They fit just right, not too big and bulky, but perfectly snug and warm.
I obviously love TFA‘s Grammy’s Hat pattern, as I ended up making nine of them. Kind of crazy, but hey I always say, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it! The pattern makes a great hat, and is just a simple and kind of a mindless knit to hurry up and do for all the family.
Soon after the holidays I finished two more Grammy’s Hats, one for my husband…
He loves it! It’s soft, warm, comfortable, and the fit is just right. This was made with Cascade Eco Cloud, on Ravelry here.
And one for my brother, made in Cascade Cloud but I chose colors that coordinate with his ski coat. (Modeled by my hubby, on Ravelry here)…
I’m sure glad I’m done with all those projects. Now, onto some cute accessories and such for moi! =)
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