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FO Collection

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by annatestadoro

I wanted to show you a collection of FO’s that I finished  over the last 3 years. The first lot is a set of a blanket, bonnet and booties. I’ve not blogged about these separately yet, but will do so over the next few weeks. This set was made for a friend from school who wanted to give it to a friend of hers. She picked the colours as she didn’t know whether it would be a boy or girl, as a matter of fact I’m still not sure :-). I do really like the colour combo and I think it can work for either boy or girl.

The second set was made for a good friends baby boy, who is actually not a baby anymore, he turns 2 in September. It’s a cardigan, trousers, hat, socks and booties. I’ve blogged about some of these before, but can’t remember exactly when. I made them over two years ago. I remember using up some of the yarn in my stash, hence the different colours, but I do really like them.

And the last set is a jumpsuit and booties that I made for an ex-colleague. She was giving this to a friend. I made the same jumpsuit for Luke, and really liked the pattern.

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FO: Jumpsuit

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

I’ve been going through my pictures and came across a jumpsuit I knitted for an old colleague back in October 2010.

It was a DROPS design pattern that I had also knitted for Luke.  I blogged about it here and here.

It’s a great knit, although it does take a little longer, due to the length of the actual jumpsuit. But it’s a great finished object.

I did make one change to the top of the jumpsuit, if I remember rightly. Instead of casting off and adding the buttonholes later I just finished knitting them as part of the entire piece and then cast off.

Baby Luke in his Jumpsuit

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , on November 20, 2011 by annatestadoro

Here’s a picture of Luke wearing his jumpsuit that I blogged about here. Doesn’t he look adorable?

Summer Overalls for Baby Prasad

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on February 7, 2011 by annatestadoro

Our due date is fast approaching, it’s this coming Wednesday: 9th February. But there’s no sign of baby yet…I’ve been walking loads the last few days, and I’m sure that it’s helping, but who knows! In the meantime, I’m keeping myself busy with some knitting (what else is a girl to do?) I finished these Summer overalls over the weekend and am really pleased with them.

It’s from a pattern over at Garnstudio and was a real pleasure to knit. I’m also pleased with the fact that I was able to use some of my leftover Safran yarn, which I’d been using for bonnets, socks and blankets. That’s why there are a few different colours in these overalls, but I do actually think it worked out really well.

I made the overalls in a 3-6 months size so that baby Prasad can be wearing it during the Summer, now we just have to hope for a hot Summer. The pattern is so easy to knit because it’s really straight forward, apart from the moss stitch at the edges of the legs, arms and the collar it’s basically just straight forward stockinette stitch.

The opening in the legs works well and I had some nice buttons that I was able to use here.

I think overall the colours work very well together and I especially like the contrast with the pinks in the sleeves and legs, it just gives the overalls that extra ‘je ne se quas’!

Froggy Overalls

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , on February 2, 2011 by annatestadoro

Here’s a jumpsuit I made for my best friend who’s expecting a baby later this year as well, if I remember rightly she’s due in April. She requested that I make this little jumpsuit for her, after she saw a picture of a previous one I’d made for a friend. It’s a Burda pattern, from a German version of the magazine.

She let me pick the colour and even if I say so myself, I think the combination has worked out very well indeed. I was particularly pleased that I had the frog buttons in my stash, as I think they work very well indeed with the overalls. They’re more decorative, as I actually put press studs underneath, but nonetheless, they add that little bit extra!

I did amend the pattern slightly and just made it a lot easier and quicker. I left out the double facing for the top half as it wasn’t really necessary. I did also add the biased binding at the top as I think it finishes off the overalls nicely. Obviously the pockets won’t really be used by the little one either, but they also give the overalls that little bit extra.

My friends little one is going to look really cute in these overalls in the summer, I’m sure!

Summery Overalls

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , on January 11, 2011 by annatestadoro

These little summery overalls were made for a friend’s friend, and it’s the first time I made this from a German version of the great magazine that is Burda.  I got the chequered fabric for the main part of the overalls especially and used some blue leftover fabric that I still had leftover from a previous project.

I used some biased binding that I had left over and like the contrast it provides. All the colours match the funky buttons nicely and each can be found again on these buttons. I made this little overall early last years (I know, shame on me for taking so long to add it on here), but I remember that it was a really easy project. Which is a good thing as I’m going to be making another one for my best friend, who is also expecting a baby this year.

She wants me to make a version with different shades of bottle green, which I think will work really well. The good thing about these overalls is the fact that they cane be opened at the bottom, for a quick and easy nappy change.

And even though I’ve already mentioned the buttons, what do you think of them?

Blue Overalls for Baby Prasad

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by annatestadoro

Here’s a little pair of overalls that I finished last week. I made these from a new issue of Bambino (which is a German knitting magazine), and I simply love it!

I followed the pattern pretty loosely, and adjusted the sections that I need to adjust. I made the legs a little bit longer and the body a little bit shorter, as it just didn’t seem to work otherwise. Also, I decided to add the white crochet border around the edges. I think it just adds a little big extra.

I used blue Drops Baby Merino wool, which was a joy to work with, it’s really nice and soft and turns into a really nice stitch I think. It helps that the knitting tension is just right, I think.

I followed the size for a 3 months old, but I think it’s actually going to work better on a 1-2 months old, which will be good, as it’s still quite cold here and our little arrival will feel warm and snug in it.

And, I like the fact that it’s easy to open and close with the press studs that I added, pretty ingenious, don’t you think? 🙂