Archive for DROPS patterns

FO: A Pair of Silky Hats on the Way to Iceland

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by annatestadoro

A friend I went to school with ordered a couple of silky hats from me that he wanted me to send to Iceland, and I managed to knit them up very quickly earlier this week. I posted them off to Iceland today.

The pattern, as you’ve probably noticed is one of my favourite. It’s always knitted up very quickly and this time I used the DROPS Alpaca Silk yarn, which is a combination of baby alpaca and mulberry silk…it’s scrumptiously soft.

And the second one is another one of my favourite. Again, it was also knitted in DROPS Alpaca Silk.

I’m not sure if the new arrival is going to be a boy or girl, so I picked these very neutral…but I think lovely colours.

FO: Grandpa Waistcoat (on Luke)

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by annatestadoro

I was able to finish the the little grandpa waistcoat for Luke yesterday and did a little photoshoot with him today. But before I give you the pictures of my gorgeous little man in his new waistcoat, here are some details about the project and some initial pictures without him in it.

I showed you the start of what I was knitting last WIP Wednesday and here is now the finished piece. It’s another DROPS pattern, one of their new ones for 2012.  It was a real joy to knit, apart from me forgetting the button holes at one point and having to undo a fair chunk of what I’d knitted. Also, I miscounted the stitches I needed for the two front pieces and the back piece, so, there are two additional stitches on the left front piece. But, to be honest, it’s not really noticeable at all.

The pockets are knitted later, where slits are left when knitting up, and aren’t really proper pockets. It’s not like Luke is really going to be using the pockets :-). I did decide to knit a size up, so instead of knitting the 12-18 months size I went with the 2 year size. And you know what, I actually think it works really well. This will be part of Luke’s outfit for his birthday party, and I’ve bought a little shirt as well…he’ll look even more adorable then he does anyway!

And now, the results of mine and Luke’s photo shoot this morning.