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FO: Aviatrix

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by annatestadoro

Another one of the aviatrix hats I knitted when we were in Australia. This was meant to be sold for charity, but wasn’t. So, I’ve still got it in my basket and will be gifting it to one lucky baby as soon as possible.

I have to say again how much I love this pattern, it’s available for free on Ravelry.  If you’re ever looking for a quick knit of a hat that stays on very well, I highly recommend this one.

FO: Tiny Baby Hat

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , on November 29, 2011 by annatestadoro

A tiny baby hat (I believe it was actually too small for the baby that received it) for my best friends little man Tom (one of Luke’s best friends).

I used some leftover turqouise sock yarn that works really well and remember knitting this in an evening or so. It’s a shame it was too small for Tom, but next time I would probably add some stitches or use thicker yarn to make sure that it fits!

Bonnie Bonnet

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , on February 8, 2011 by annatestadoro

I made this bonnet early last year for a clients little girl. It’s one of my favourite patterns from the team at Garnstudio. 

I do remember that my client sent me a picture of his little girl with the hat on, but I can’t seem to find it. Nonetheless, it looks very cute on. I know I’ve written about this pattern before, but I’d just like to reiterate that it’s a real joy to knit, as it’s very straightforward and easy.

Another Bonnet and Bootie Combo

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2011 by annatestadoro

I hope you’re not getting sick of my bonnet and bootie combo? Both of them are such an easy knit that I always come back to them when I want to make a present for friends. I also like the fact that I can always revert to my stash and use up some leftover wool, like with this pair. The wool I used was sock wool that I bought in Germany many, many years ago.

The sock yarn was actually a good idea as they turned out the perfect size for a newborn. I do also like the fact that the yarn had a mixture of pink and blue that came out as I was knitting the booties.

The pattern (my own, in case you didn’t know) is still one of my favourite patterns for booties, especially as I can often knit a pair of booties in an afternoon.

And then there’s the bonnet, another pattern from the guys over at Garnstudio. Again, it’s such a great pattern to knit as it takes me virtually no time at all to complete it these days as I’ve knitted so many versions of this bonnet. I remember the first time I made it, I got lost with the instructions, but now it’s like second nature.

What do you think of the tie strings? Due to the yarn they’ve worked out fantastically with a pink and a blue side, I love it!

Generally the entire bonnet turned out great I think, I simply love the fact that the sock yarn has a built in pattern, I must make sure that I get some more sock yarn from somewhere. I normally try and get some when I’m in Germany, but who knows I might even be able to find some here in the UK or even online.

The combo was for a really old school friend of mine who I got in touch again last August as I’m trying to organise a reunion for the class from my first school, I spent my first eight years of school with them and am trying to organise something for this coming year. Which might not be as easy as I thought, as I’ve got a very busy year coming up! Anyway, my friend really loved them and her little girl wore the hat on her first outing!

Hat and Sock Combo

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on January 18, 2011 by annatestadoro

This combo was an order from a friend and old colleague of mine. I actually taught her how to knit a couple of years ago and she made the cutest little baby blanket for a friend of hers who had a little baby girl. We used to have regular knitting evenings, during which we always had baked Camembert for dinner…yum!

The bonnet is the same pattern from the folk at Garnstudio. I decided this time to actually use thicker yarn, which I think has worked out really well.

We picked the red and blue as we didn’t know whether it was going to be a boy or girl, in fact I still don’t know. Maybe I should check with my friend, as I think the little one arrived late last year.

I also decided to make a pair of socks, rather than my usual booties.

I love how these have worked out, and think the combination of the two different colours is ingenious (even if I say so myself :-)).

All together, I think this was a good gift and I’m sure the recipient loved them.

Another Hat and Bootie Combo

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on January 12, 2011 by annatestadoro

Here’s another hat and bootie combo that I finished months and months ago. I think it was around June time and it was for one of my clients little boy (although I didn’t know it was going to be a boy at the time).

I think the knitting tension didn’t work completely, or I should have probably used even smaller needles than I did, as the knitting doesn’t look completely flawless. No matter though, the finished object still works well.

I also think the white sets off the yellow really quite nicely.

And the booties have worked out well as well I think, need I say more?