Archive for the ‘Baby Knits’ Category

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Back in March I was lucky enough to test knit Frogginette’s pattern, Baltic Baby Sweater.
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Mommy's sweater model!
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It’s a raglan sweater with buttons on the side, perfect for getting baby’s head in with very little fussiness.  Oh, and while taking FO pictures of Lucas, he totally, brought is A game for posing.
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Mommy's sweater model!
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Mommy's sweater model!
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It’s just a tad big, but that mostly my fault because although I’ve been knitting for eight years, I’m really still a beginner when it comes to all things gauge. But practice makes perfect, right?

The best hat!
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I love this hat. I saw the pattern ages ago, added it to my Ravelry queue, admired it, but was too intimidated to actually knit one. I never really looked at the pattern, but the pictures were enough to make me think it would be too difficult. Little ol’ me too intimidated by the PHOTO of a pattern to actually try it? That sounds about right. I mean, the peak, the ears, how’d they do it?!?!?! How would I do it?
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But finally I decided to read through at the pattern and it actually looked doable! It’s a pretty neat construction. You knit the back and ears and then pick-up stitches around the back piece to knit the front. The pattern suggests you do this with straight needles, but please do yourself a favor and use DPNs, there is no way this can be done with straight needles!
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One warning though – this hat is super adorable. Be prepared to have strangers talk to you when you take your baby out in it! People can’t help but to tell you how gorgeous your child is!

I can’t believe 2011 is over! What what a year it was! In March, I found out we were pregnant. In the Summer, I finally finished college (took me a million years) and by fall, I gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy!
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He likes his stroller!
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Meet Lucas Uriel – born on November 2, 2011. He weighed a hefty 9 lbs, 11oz, no wonder I was in so much pain at the end! I love this kid. We love this kid.
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Our Little Family
(ignore the creepy TV in the back)
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He’s my new favorite knitting model too.
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The best hat!
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The best hat!A red hat for Lucas
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A red hat for Lucas
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I have so much to look forward in 2012 – obviously most of it involving Mr. Lucas and our new little family. Happy new year!

I haven’t done much in terms of knitting, which is why it’s been quiet around here. I blame the summer. I hate summer, although I must say, this has been one of the most pleasant summers I’ve experienced in my adult life, so maybe I shouldn’t complain so much. Not to mention a friend and fellow hater of summer just returned from a trip to Texas and he tells me it was hot & humid the whole time he was there. EW! We both agreed that us Southern Californians are really spoiled and should not complain. So what was I talking about???
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Oh yeah, knitting.
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I haven’t done much knitting. I think the only summer knit I’ve done was a baby sweater for a co-worker who is expecting a baby boy later this month.
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Sebastian's Sweater
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I love knitting for babies. Mainly because I’m an instant gratification kinda girl, so it’s always nice to have a finished item before I get bored with a project like I did with my sister’s annual Christmas scarf, which I started this time last year…. and I’m still working on it!
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Christmas scarf.
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Boy was I proud of myself when I started this in August of 2008. I figured starting in August would give me ample time to finish by Christmas, but I was WRONG! I blame school for this one, deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! Then my sister’s annual Christmas scarf turned into a birthday scarf (her b-day is in February) and that came and went. And here I am one year later, still working on the scarf. Poor lady has already bragged about it to her friends… but I’m happy to report that I’m got my knitting mojo back and hope to finish it by the end of this month. The pattern is Here and There Cables from Scarf Style, which is a really nice reversible cable pattern – it’s just so many cables! But seriously, it will be done before the summer ends! PINKY PROMISE!

I have a feeling that I am going to get familiar with a lot of snuggly yarns as I start knitting for all the impending babies. I’ve done the math: I currently know about seven (yes – SEVEN) pregnant women! I will be knitting a little something for about five of them. There must be something in the water in this town, because last weekend I saw pregnant women everywhere I went! The mall, Ikea, Target, Chipotle – of course, a co-worker pointed out that those are placed you’d find pregnant women, but still. I feel like there was a “let’s all have babies in the Fall” meeting that I wasn’t invited to! No problem, I don’t plan on making babies for another few years.  ;) 
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Here is baby sweater #1:
Baby sweater
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I just need to block it and sew it up – yay, my favorite part (are you sensing the sarcasm here?). It’s made form Blue Sky Alpacas cotton yarn which was a dream to work with. It’s so soft and smells really good. Who would have thought that a great smelling yarn would make it so much better to work with?
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I’m excited because there are so many adorable (and quick) baby patterns out there just waiting for me to knit them up! If you’ve browse through my queue at Ravelry you will notice that I have been queuing tons of baby patterns.
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Now I just need to do the research and find more baby friendly yarns to knit with. I’m staying away from wool and looking at working with various cotton yarns. The fall/winter weather is very mild in Southern California, so I don’t have to worry about making super-dooper warm knits.