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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.

FO: Grey Chic Socks

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , on June 3, 2012 by annatestadoro

I finished the socks for the lovely Roberta at Rowantree Design on Friday and promptly posted them  off to Australia for her. I wanted to make sure to send them before our 4 day Diamond Jubilee weekend.

This is the pattern I always use and it’s really easy and straight forward, it’s just a certain number of stitches depending on the shoe size and then it knits up nicely.

I’m sure Roberta will love the socks and I do hope that they’ll keep her feet very warm in the Australian winter.

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.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’m currently knitting a pair of socks for the lovely Roberta at Rowantree Design. She wanted grey stripes and I managed to find this grey DROPS Fabel, which I think looks really nice.

I’m hoping to finish them both this weekend so that I can post them to her, I’m sure they’ll keep her feet toasty warm.

FO: Baby Socks

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

I’ve been going through my old pictures again and here’s a pair of socks that I knitted for my friends little girl early this year. You might remember seeing her on here wearing the tiny little yellow hat.

They’re my bog standard, straightforward sock knitting pattern and I love the colours. It’s a sock yarn that I bought in Germany, and I love the effect of the stripes.

FO: Socks for my Mum

Posted in Knitting with tags , , on May 4, 2012 by annatestadoro

I was busy knitting while we were away at my brother’s and knitted my mum a pair of socks for her birthday. She’s always loved my handknitted socks and when I asked her what she wanted to for her birthday she asked if I could knit her some. I used my own pattern, which basically meant using a certain number of stitches and going for it. So, without further ado, here are the shots of the socks.

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: 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!

FO: Blue Booties

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

My good friend Lucie, who I used to work with, ordered these booties a little while ago.

They are my tried and tested pattern, the only one I’ve written up so far, and I still love it like the day I came up with it.

As always, if you want to knit them either email me for the pattern, or check it out on Ravelry.

FO: Longish Toddler Socks

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by annatestadoro

My good friend Kelly’s little boy Myron needed some warm, woollen socks in January and I made him a lovely red pair.

I made sure that they were a little bit longer so that they don’t slip off as easily. They’re similar to the pair I made for Luke actually, just a different colour.

And don’t they just look brilliant on Myron?