Saturday, March 27, 2010

Baby Madness

Ok, I admit a baby sweater is faster and probably cuter than one for an adult. I made a foray into baby sweaters after my baby hats began to seem a bit redundant. Oh, I still make the hats, in fact I just finished the perfect little orange cap for a young man of three who favors bright tangerine over a traditional blue, but the charming sweaters in the LaDrougerie Baby Book just had to be tried. I knit this little cardigan for a friend's granddaughter in Be Sweet Bamboo with the most perfect floral accent trim. She made the little jumper and well- the result is divine. The photo here does not do it justice - will just have to wait to see it on the little girl herself.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Baby Blanket Marathon

Baby blankets are my new focus with the arrival of and impending arrival of several new babies in the family and community. For baby Lev, I knit a block pattern blanket (bottom)using Artyarns Supermerino in a variegated turquoise colorway. Knit on US #8 needles, the finished piece had a lovely drape and was generously sized. I did a seed stitch border all around. Best of all, this yarn came from my vast stash and I love using my stash. Next was the bamboo quickie (middle) created in just days for newest cousin Max Ezekiel. I knit this with Be Sweet's bamboo. Currently on the needles: Jared Flood's bulky lace pattern: "Woolen Leaves" with Cascade's Bulky Alpaca in Natural and my take on String's x's and o's baby design (top) in Artyarns Supermerino and Ultramerino 4 doubled. All in all, my foray into the world of baby sized afghans is a pleasure almost as sweet as the babies themselves. Keep 'em coming... I love knitting these.