Monday, August 23, 2010


I can't believe a whole year has gone by already. How fun it has been.

More baby knits to share. This is the last of them for a little while. I've actually cast on for two new fall sweaters for me, bought the yarn and pattern for another one and ordered yarn and the pattern for a fourth. Excessive? Probably, but these are all great sweaters and I'm excited to have such a burst of mojo back.
Pattern: Jasper Diamond Hoodie, from Vintage Baby Knits [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: 3 plus a little of a 4th skein of Knitpicks Simply Cotton Organic Sport
I love, Love, LOVE this sweater. The pattern is fabulous and I made not one modification. The fit is perfect for 12-18 months and the short rows on the hoodie make that adorable little 'elf' look.
I also love this yarn. For the price, you cannot beat it. The quality is great and it was wonderful to knit with. I have yet to wash it, but I expect it to wear well. Definitely the BEST baby knit I have made for Ellie to date in terms of cuteness, wear-ability and longevity of use!

I also recently knit up a little sweater for someone at work who is expecting a baby boy in September.
model: Ellie B.
Pattern: Baby Sophisticate [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: I was hoping this would be more of a stash buster, but I really just have lots of odd skeins of yarn around, so I ended up purchasing a skein of Vanna's Choice (the lighter green) and using leftover Knitpicks Swish (yellow) and Valley Yarns Superwash (dark green). For the price, I really like the quality and handling of Vanna's yarn. I ended up using every last yard of it, too!
I cast on 38 stitches since many Ravelers noted that it was sized kind of small. Now, I'm a little concerned that it's too wide and the sleeves are too short, but bigger is always better for baby knits, right?! The recipient is a short gal, so maybe she'll have a baby with short arms? Yes?

Hope everyone is enjoying the last weeks of summer. Can we have some fall weather, please? I can't wait to show you all what I've been working on.

PS. A new comment system has been activated on my blog and I don't know how to respond to you all by email, so I apologize that I have not answered you. Please know that I appreciate every note you drop! I hope to figure it out soon. Has anyone else who used to have Haloscan for comments figured this out?