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Lemmie’s Wintergreen Bonnet

My friend, Sara, is due to welcome a little girl into the world this October. I offered to make her baby a head covering (haha) of her choosing, and she picked the Wintergreen Bonnet. I took it upon myself to give her future child the nickname Lemmie.  Brazen, I know.  I think it’s adorable.  It’s her initials cute-ified. 😛

I think the most appropriate color for a baby named Lemmie is a lemony yellow. As such, I picked up a hank of Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash in the “Butter” colorway for the body and used Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo for the edging and icord.

042I had to go up to size 7 needles to get somewhat close to gauge.  The size 5 needles called for in the pattern resulted in a bonnet fit for a hamster.  I think the proportions are a little bit off, too.  It looks too long and too short.  The back is also kind of strange, but it might fit better on a smaller baby.  I tried it on Ronan, but he’s 8 months old and has a pretty big head.  Hopefully it’ll fit a newborn perfectly!

039040041Maybe Sara will take some action shots once Lemmie’s here. It’ll look much cuter on a baby than on my old table!

Raveled here.

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Textured Gray Muff

My sister’s second commissioned piece is finished!

Textured Gray Muff

Textured Gray Muff

I don’t have too much to say about this.  I followed the pattern exactly.  It was a huge pain in the butt, but I’m someone who hates seaming and finishing, so that’s sort of a given.

032Rae had this muff made specially to wear with her dark blue cape.  I think the outfit looks really cute.  Too bad I don’t have a cape…or the will to make another muff.

038I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in “Dove Heather” and size 8 needles. I tried it on, and it seems pretty warm.  There is batting sewn into the interior, so that helps block the cold.  Eva was on hand as my second photographer:

005010029Raveled here.


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Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

I decided on a whim that my baby-to-be needed a stocking cap for his newborn pictures.  I had some yarn left over from some previous projects, so I combined them to make this super adorable head-topper.

Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

Striped Newborn Stocking Cap

Isn’t it the cutest thing EVER?! I used the Autumn Forest Gnome Hat pattern and modified the cast on number to fit a smaller head.  The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Lettuce” and “Plomo.”  I opted for a tassel instead of a leaf or pompom.

The hat is super long, measuring 18.25 inches without the tassel.  I’m envisioning a picture where it is draped down his back while he sleeps on his tummy.  I sure hope it fits once he’s here!

Raveled here.


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Ribbed Baby Hat

Last week I finished a hat to go along with the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan that I made for my cousin’s impending little one.

Ribbed Baby Hat

Ribbed Baby Hat

The pattern was super easy, and despite the miles of ribbing, it was a super quick knit.  I used Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo” and size 8 needles.  The i-cord was knit with size 4 needles.

Baby Sophisticate Set

Baby Sophisticate Set

I love this little set, and I wish I could keep it for myself! I hope it keeps the little one warm this winter. 🙂

Raveled here.


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Baby Sophisticate Cardigan – Complete!

Last night I put the finishing touches on this little cardigan that I made for my cousin’s soon to be baby.  She’s waiting until the birth to find out the sex of her baby, so I went with a gender neutral pattern and color.

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

I knit the 6-12 month size, but added more raglan increases since my gauge was off.  The pattern calls for 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches.  I was getting 18.5 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches.

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Back of the Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

The yarn is Malabrigo Rios in “Plomo.”  I used about 1.2 hanks to complete the sweater.  I’m using the rest to make a matching hat.

Swirly Buttons!

Swirly Buttons!

I hope this sweater fits the baby come fall!  He/she is due in August, so I was aiming for something that’ll fit when the baby is past the newborn stage.

Raveled here.


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Kirsi’s Chevron Bonnet

Late last night I finished up an adorable bonnet for Kirsi.

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It’s so cute I can’t take it!  I used some stash yarn (yay!) to make it – Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted in “Dogwood Heather” and “Grey Heather.”  It didn’t take much, though.  I didn’t even use up half a skein of the gray.

Edited 014The pattern was incredibly well written, and this is definitely a one-day project, for those of you who are interested.  There were a lot of ends to weave in when it was finished, but it was totally worth it!

Edited 033I did modify the pattern slightly.  I single crocheted around the brim instead of slip stitching, and I used a larger hook for the single crochet brim and ties.

A complete list of details can be found on my Rav page!

 


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2014 Ravellenic Sweater Progress Report #1

I have been knitting furiously since the Olympics began. I’ve even been giving up sleep to knit. Unfortunately, my efforts have not been rewarded. I am so far behind.

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I’m about 3 inches past the yoke. That yoke, by far, was the biggest I’ve ever knit. I’m accustomed to knit baby sweaters, which have tiny yokes in comparison.

The good news is that it fits. I made Kai try it on last night. It looks like it’s going to fit with just the right amount of ease. 🙂

I’m going to keep forging ahead, but I’m losing hope with each passing day. I need a miracle!