Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baby Knitting

The summer came and went...fall is almost gone. And the last several months have been filled with sweater knitting for babies. This time it's not a co-worker. It's the first grandchild. I might have gone a little overboard (You think?)

Anyway, baby sweaters are fun.  You can actually finish them.  And they don't get tried on.  So you try to get the gauge right and hope for the best.  At some point the baby will fit the sweater.  The only challenge is to get a close approximation to size for when the weather is cold.  Which isn't too hard for Rochester, NY where this baby will be born in early December.  Pretty much a given that sweaters will be needed almost year round.

The parents decided not to find out the sex of the baby.  So I've had to knit things avoiding pink, ruffles, bows, and flowers.

Basket Weave Blanket from Knitting for Baby,
Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas

Garter Stitch Baby Kimono - Ravelry Link

Garter Yoked Baby Cardigan - Ravelry Link

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater - Ravelry Link

Small Things Sweater - Ravelry Link

Snapdragon Cardi - Ravelry Links
Baby Bonnet from Berry Meadow Farm (roughly followed the pattern)
Baby Boots (again, a rough approximation...didn't follow pattern exactly)

Baby Tomten Jacket - Ravelry Link

I have one more sweater to knit, but I'm waiting until after the baby is born. If it's a girl that last sweater is going to be frilly -- having all the things I couldn't put on these. I have a stash of Baby Cashmerino that's earmarked for this project. If it's a boy, I don't know. I might be done for this winter. Maybe.

1 comment:

Melissa Hoopes said...

Congratulations Susan on welcoming a new baby into your family ~ they are the best!