Thursday, August 17, 2006

More baby knits

This year has been a busy year for new babies within my circle of friends - we're up to four new babies, with at least two other couples actively trying to get pregnant. Lots of babies means, of course, lots of baby knits.

I knit a blanket, hat and bootie set for the newest of the new arrivals - my friend Carrie's new little girl Katherine. Katherine arrived last Saturday afternoon, and she is as beautiful and entirely enchanting as I expected her to be. Carrie and her husband William had decided to leave the baby's sex a surprise for the birth, and so we were aiming for genger neutral colors. I've held off posting pictures up here, but I'm hoping to deliver the gifts this afternoon, and I doubt Carrie's doing much blog reading at the moment.

The blanket is from a pattern in Knit Baby Blankets, which is a great collection of cute patterns. I used Kertzer Butterfly Super 10 mercerized cotton, which is a great baby yarn - soft as anything and entirely machine washable. The pattern used two balls of the yellow and orange, and a smidge more than a ball of the green.

The hat and booties were (obviously) knit from the same yarn. The booties are the Pirate Booties from 50 Baby Booties to Knit, and the hat I just made up by myself. It looks tinny in the picture, but the entire hat is a knit2 purl2 rib, and it stretches to about double the size you see here.

Next up is a project that's going to be an enormous challenge for me.

Anyone want to guess what, from the last two pictures?

Lots of different colors, eh?

Does this help a little bit?

Lastly, two things. First, thank you for the words of condolence - I've passed them on to Wiley and he say thank you as well. Second, I loaded all my pictures from Georges Island up onto Flicker. If you want to see them, they're over here.


Jeanette said...

Your friends are very fortunate. The baby gifts look lovely. Good luck with the other project.

maryse said...

very cute. i need to get cracking myself. i have a niece/nephew currently baking.

Suzanne said...

Lovely blanket! I used it as the inspiration for one of the blankets that I'm doing right now.

The new project is going to be involve color stranding. I would guess a sweater for Widget based on the quantity. I would say that as with lace, the first few rows require the most attention.

And please give my condolences to Wiley.

Sus said...

I love this baby set, and I love the colors you used! When people in my family have babies, they all want christening blankets, so I never get to use such bright colors. I'm jealous!

Elaine said...

I love the colors of your baby blanket and booties!! I love bright colors!! Great Job!!