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Socks for Luke – Blogtoberfest: Day Fifteen

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , on October 15, 2011 by annatestadoro

I managed to whip up a pair of socks for my little man in a couple of days last week. I realised that as it’s getting colder here he doesn’t have any woollen socks, and he desperately needs them. Before he was born I managed to make three pairs for him which he wore in rotation when it was a newborn. So, I followed the same pattern and made a bigger pair.

In fact, instead of making a 9-12 months size I decided to go for the 12-18 months. Mainly because Luke’s feet are quite big and I didn’t want him to outgrow them quickly, especially as he’ll probably be using them from now on until February time. And I’m glad I made the bigger size because they fit very well, and just have a little bit of room at the front.

The yarn I bought off Kate at The Confessions of a Graveyard Gypsy, and it’s gorgeous. The colour works really well and it’s really nice to knit with. I started a second pair of socks straightaway as a Christmas present for my nephew with the same yarn. It’s called Cesana Sock Yarn and I got about 12 skeins from Kate, so you’ll be seeing more socks on here soon. Here’s Luke inspecting his new socks and I think he likes them!

Newborn Mitts – Blogtoberfest: Day Thirteen

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , on October 13, 2011 by annatestadoro

As the weather is getting colder I’m thinking about making Luke another pair of mitts. I say another pair as I originally made some for when he was born, one pair in red (made out of wool yarn) and one pair in green (made out of cotton yarn).

They’re knitted on double pointed needles and I pretty much made the pattern up, just judging the size by what I think it should be.

This time round I am thinking about a pair with thumbs, if I can find a nice pattern. Luke didn’t actually wear these two sets very often, only a couple of times when he was really little and when it was cold outside.

A Gorgeous Hat for a Gorgeous Girl

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2009 by annatestadoro

I’m so pleased that I can share a picture of my friends little girl (Nina) wearing one of the hats I’ve made. I wrote about it here: And now look at this gorgeous little girl:

When I was making the hat I was really worried that it would be too small, but she’s nearly ten months old (I think I remember that right) and it still fits perfectly.

And that’s a good thing too, especially for this time of year, when it’s getting bitterly cold.

70s Style, Retro Baby Blanket

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on July 29, 2009 by annatestadoro

My summer knitting so far as consisted of two baby blankets. I forget how long these take me, but the last one I managed to knit in about three weeks, rather than the normal four to five weeks. I’ve got another three on order, but am currently focusing on knitting my mother a tunic/dress and myself a cardigan. However, here are some pictures of the first blanket (I’ll add the other one later):
I really enjoyed knitting this blanket, as the stripes were nice and thin, although it did feel like me skeins of wool would never end. I also had to figure out a way to hide the thread on the outside, so I twisted it in the same direction every time I had to change, it makes it look like quite a nice finish.
This blanket was made for a colleague at work who is having a baby in September and she chose the colours. I actually think they work really well! So, remember to find me on Etsy and Folksy.