Knitting for Babies

Spring is well on its way here in Southern Ontario, or at least in the GTA where I am.  Today we should get to 15°C and have a rain shower.  Of course, I’m no fool (mostly), and I know that we will quite likely have snow again before the weather warms up for good.  But, for now, I will enjoy the weather.

Even though my cold has now entered week three, I’m keeping busy.  I’ve knit another Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting. (Some of the links will take you to the Ravely pattern page, not my project page. You can now see the page without registering. Yay!) This one is also knit using Bernat’s Cottontots, but in colourway Sweet Dreams.  It is destined for the new baby of one of my husband’s cousins. (Their first child is one month younger than Baby Man.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a new baby and a hyper two-year old.) It is all done now, except the seaming.

Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting

I’ve also knit a Noggin hat for her too, like I did for my dad’s co-worker.

Noggin from String or Nothing

And I even knit my first pair of baby booties, which also still need to be seamed.

Baby Booties from Bernat

I may even try a Sweet Norwegian Baby Cap too. I have the perfect pink yarn for one.  Since we aren’t planning on having another baby, I need to take all the chances I can get to knit wee baby things.

For those keeping track, my Broadripple Socks are on hold because I left one of my knitting needles in my dad’s car two weeks.  I don’t have any more of that size, so I have to wait until I seem them again. I’m managing to keep busy, though. 😉  I’ve cast on for Shelves Upon Shelves Socks using Mary Maxim Bamboo Soft Stripes in colourway

And for ages I’ve been meaning to make myself a set of sock blocker out of an old placemat.  ThisI finally did it, and it took less than 15 minutes.  I have no idea why I waited so darn long.

Placement Sock Blockers

Here are the instructions I used.  They call for foam, but I think the placemat works fine.  I’ve had it for about nine years, and we don’t use them any more because we have a round dining room table and use round placemats instead.

Tonight is stitching night at Gitta’s, my LNS.  I’m debating whether I should take Sewing Seeds, which needs some love, or if I should start Nora Corbett’s Sunflower Fairy (assuming I can find my magazine and make a colour copy of the pattern). Decisions, decisions.

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