Sunday, May 3, 2009

FO's for babes

I love knitting for babies. Not only are baby items so cute, but they're usually fairly quick to complete and give me a sense of accomplishment. In the case of this dinosaur, the knitting portion was done fairly quickly, but the seaming took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. There were entirely too many pieces to put together, and I'm not very good at seaming, which made it that much more difficult to complete.

However, I think it came together relatively nicely (thanks for the pictures, Kristen). I hope Clancy P. enjoys drooling on his new dinosaur.
Yarn: Cascade Cotton Rich DK
Needles: size 4
I also finished a dress for my baby.
And I think it's adorable.
Pattern: Mini Pini
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Needles: size 5
I really wanted to do this in a variegated yarn, but I didn't have anything in my stash that would fit this project. Husband has been complaining (more than normal recently) that I have "all this yarn, and never use it." So, I grudgingly began knitting this from stash yarn.

The only modification I made was to add a row of eyelets in the garter band, because it looked a bit too heavy at the bottom to leave it in plain garter stitch.
I can't wait to see my baby wearing it.
It's Derby time here in the 'ville, which means lots of traffic, parties, and drinking. I don't know that I've ever wanted a Miller Lite as bad as I did Saturday, but I did not partake in the drinking of alcoholic beverages. I resisted. Instead, I had this-
BYOB, maternity style. I must say, this is some damn good root beer.
But I did still have a great time, even without the beer.

Shannon, Allison, me, and Kari


Froggie said...

They are adorable!

Ellie said...

Love the dress, so cute! Also love the belly!