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FO: Pretty, Pretty Pinkness

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on June 20, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve been meaning to post about this gorgeous little number since I finished it, but I wanted to make sure that the mother-t0-be I made it for received it first. She received it yesterday and really loves it. And I have to say, I really did to. I loved knitting it, as instead of garter or stockinette stitch the skirt has a sort of lacy pattern.

The pattern, as always, is a DROPS pattern. And although the pattern called for sleeves, I decided to leave them out and add a picot border instead. Then it can be work with something underneath or without, perfect for Summer or Winter. It’s made from DROPS Safran, which is 100% Egyptian cotton and a real joy to knit with.

The pattern also calls for two crochet flowers, but I decided to go with three to give it that extra little something.

I loved knitting this, at first I was a little worried about the skirt because it’s knitted in the round on circular needles with 196 stitches, which seem like a lot. But then as soon as I was knitting it was actually really easy and quick, I guess because it was in the round so it was just continuous.

The lacy effect of the skirt just looks lovely I think, and it’s so easy to knit. I was also quite pleased to be knitting with such a bright, girly colour, as I feel like I normally stick to quite boyish or unisex colours. The added peach picot borders to give a little bit of a contrast.

I’m excited to see the soon to be born little girl in this dress, as I’m sure she’ll look absolutely adorable!

I’ve also just added this on Etsy, should anyone want to order one.

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FO: Summery Girly Cardigan

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

This cardigan is fast becoming a firm favourite, I’ve had quite a few orders for it, you can read about it here and here. But this is the first one I’ve knitted with cotton yarn, DROPS Safran to be precise.

I really do love this pattern, it’s so easy to knit as it’s garter stitch all the way with 14 stitches of moss stitch on each side for the front bands. I do always seem to forget the button holes and again when I was knitting this. So I just had to go back a few lines and then knit it up again with the button holes included this time.

And the buttons are curtesy of Textilegarden. I love them and I’ve just ordered a whole new lot, you’ll see them tomorrow in my seven little moments post.

And of course you can see that I added a nice crochet border, with a lovely contrasting deep red/purple. I’m going to call it plum?

So, we’ll see if and when I get another order for this same cardigan.

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: Birthday Cardigan for my Niece

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by annatestadoro

Apologies for the silence, I’ve been busy, or rather I’ve been away. We went to visit my brother in Germany last week and Luke finally got to meet is cousins Clara and Yoan. It was great! My mum also came for a few days so it was a lovely family get together. Before we went I managed to finish knitting the cardigan I was making for Clara’s 3rd birthday on 28th April. And here it is.

I love this pattern, and I only encountered it by mistake. I was meant to be knitting something else and then found this one. As you’ve guessed it’s another Garnstudio pattern and it was a great one to knit as there were no seams.

I love the cables on this cardigan, I think they look fantastic and just make the cardigan that extra special.

And the buttons are from my last button buying spree. They are mother of pearl buttons with blue colour on it and little flowers, gorgeous, right? The cardigan fits my niece well (unfortunately I haven’t got a photo to show you), so you’ll have to take my word for it. In the meantime here are some more pictures of the cardigan.

FO: Yellow Mini Hat (with a Gorgeous Baby Girl)

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on March 21, 2012 by annatestadoro

Sorry for the silence, we got our Internet connected today, but I’ve been busy with other things. The move went very well and we’re loving the new house. There’s so much space we don’t quite know what to do with it. I’ll be writing more about the house and the different rooms soon. However, I needed to get something up here first. There was a new arrival this last weekend, actually on the day we moved and before she arrived I had knitted her this hat:

It’s a pattern I go back to a lot, as it’s so nice and easy to knit and looks so nice.

And here’s the gorgeous little girl wearing it. Juliette Luella Bonjour, was born at 5:15pm GMT on 17th March 2012.

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!