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FO: Simple Jumper

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on June 17, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve been going through my photo folders and have found this jumper that I made for Luke back in 2010. I love the DROPS Fabel I used, it’s worked out really well I think. The jumper was a hit, and I have a picture from back then with Luke in it, and he’s tiny.

The pattern is really, really easy to knit and I loved making it. The pictures aren’t of the greatest quality, as we didn’t yet have our Canon EOS back when I was taking them. We only got it when Luke was already a month old as we wanted to make sure we could take amazing pictures.

I wish I’d made this a little bit bigger because Luke was only able to wear it a couple of times. I’m thinking about making another one later this year for the winter, but we’ll see if I get around to it.

And finally here’s the money shot:

FO: Stripey Vest

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by annatestadoro

My friend that I knitted some items for late last year, she was selling them for charity, ordered a vest and socks. I know I showed you the vest in a WIP Wednesday post, I actually managed to finish it last week and posted it on Tuesday.

I absolutely love the yarn. It’s DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk, which is half mulberry silk and half alpaca,  it’s the most gorgeously soft yarn that I’ve ever knit with and it makes the garment incredibly soft.

This is the first DROPS pattern that I didn’t completely love. The body of the vest itself was easy enough, it was knitted in one on circular needles on the round. But then I had to add a rib to the front, the back, the two armholes and at the top for the buttons. I just found it a little bit time consuming picking up the stitches.

Nonetheless, I do love the end result, I think it’s another really smart vest for a little boy and I’m sure it’ll look good on the little boy receiving it as a gift from my friend.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve got two things to show you today. Both of them are nearly finished and I hope to have them finished by the end of this week or at least by the weekend. The first one is a vest that is on order from a friend in Northern Ireland. She’s the one I knitted the hats, socks and booties for just before Christmas. She was selling them for charity. She’s going to be gifting the vest and a pair of socks, which I will be knitting next.

And the second one is a gorgeous pink dress that I’m making for an old client of mine. She’s due to have a little girl soon.

I hope to give you updates on these when they’re both finished.

FO: Bonnet and Bootie Combo

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve been looking through my folders again and have found another bonnet and bootie combo that I made back in August 2010 for a friend of mine. He had a little girl in or around September or October that year. They just had another baby, but I didn’t knit for them then. Anyway, I’m just going to upload the pictures here, I don’t think they need any words.

FO: Another Birthday Vest

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by annatestadoro

Back in March I finished another Birthday vest for one of Luke’s friends, Myron. You’ve seen pictures on here of the two together. Sorry it’s taken me until now to add it on here. But without further ado here we go.

I used the same pattern as the one I made for Luke last year.  It’s really easy to knit and I love the cables.

The back is knitted in garter stitch, and I always find that it looks like the wrong side, but when a little munchkin is wearing it, it’s fine.

I had some nice red buttons in my stash, they finish off the entire vest nicely I think.

FO: Boyish Cardigan

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by annatestadoro

This is a cardigan I made earlier in the year, started in late February and finished in early March. It was for a little boy who used to come to our toddler group (Tots & Toast) with his mum. As always it’s a Garnstudio pattern. I absolutely loved knitting it. It’s all knitted in one piece, apart from the front bands, but the rest, including the sleeves are all knitted in one. It’s great, as it means less sewing at the end.

My friend saw a similar cardigan I knitted for a friend before and asked me to use similar colours…I think they work really well.

I used Drops Safran, which is cotton yarn and I made it a little bit bigger so my friend son could wear it during this coming Summer.

Some More Booties

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on March 27, 2012 by annatestadoro

Here’s another pair of my booties that I knitted back in May 2010 for a good friend from school. He had a little boy (not so little anymore now) in September 2010.

There’s not much else I can really say about these, apart from the fact that I just love knitting them.

They’re always my go to knitting item for a gift.

FO: Another Hat for Luke

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on March 23, 2012 by annatestadoro

I know, I know, does one boy really need so many hats I hear you asking. I think he does, and this one was knitted out of cotton yarn so that he can wear it now as we’re going into Spring and potentially later this year when we’re going into Autumn.

It’s an easy pattern from the Garnstudio team, but I actually underestimated how long it would take me to knit it. I made the size for 2 years, as I wanted to make sure Luke can wear it for a little while longer. The last few hats I made him were pretty small for him very quickly.

I think it took me so long to knit as I was using double pointed needles and because there were so many stitches on the needles I had to keep pushing the stitches back and forth. Look at Luke trying to get hold of it while I was taking a picture.

He wasn’t that interested in wearing the hat when I did want to take the pictures, but eventually I got a few.

And I managed to also get some pictures when we’ve been out and about.

FO: More Baby Socks

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by annatestadoro

Another pair of baby socks that I knitted when we were in Australia. These were meant to be sold at the Christmas market my friends and I did in early December, but alas, they were not. So, I’ve kept them safe and will gift them to a new baby soon.

I just follow my own pattern for these socks, and just amend the stitches I cast on depending on how big I want them to be. They look quite nice I think, and in fact they’re the same colour as the pair I made for Luke, which he still wears a lot!

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve got quite a few finished projects that I hope to be showing you over the next few days, but in the meantime I just startet on a new hat for Luke.

I’m using up some of my DROPS Safran leftovers, some of it from the cardigan that I’ve just finished. And have a look at what a nice combination of colours they are.

It’s this hat pattern, which is really easy so far and will continue to be I’m sure.