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.

5 comments:

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!!

Elaine