Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Knitting for Babies


The baby shower was last night, so I can now share what I've been working on.  Two grandsons are coming and I'm sooooo excited.  The first baby is due in a few weeks, and the second is due a month later.  (I love having married daughters!  And I love, love, love grandbabies!)  As you may imagine, I have been knitting up a storm.  A few more projects are still secretly being kept under wraps until after the next baby shower, but I can show you these:

 EviePants All In One Booties 
A fantastic pattern knit without seams and starting at the sole. 
 
Another great pattern.  Thanks to this pattern, I now feel comfortable with wrap & turn short rows.
 
Rather monotonous to knit, but I like the finished blanket.  I do wish I had made this one slightly bigger. 


Oh, and I can't forget the flannel receiving blankets with crocheted edging.  One can never have enough of these blankets.
 
Puppies: Only one round, (2 sc in next stitch, chain 1) repeat around.

 
Bicycles:  2 sc, ch 2, around

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful gifts! I've never seen that little hat before - I love that pattern! Beautiful knitting work!

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  2. These are some very special gifts, indeed! The gray yarn you used is such a pretty shade and I love the prints you used for the flannel receiving blankets.

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  3. Such a lucky little baby! I love the knits and the flannel blankets are adorable. I have that hat on my to-do list. It's soooo cute!

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  4. These are such gorgeous gifts, Ruth.

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  5. Oh so beautiful! Thanks for linking the patterns. I can't wait tor try these projects.
    Lesly

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  6. Awww both of them are having boys... I love it!!! Love the gifts too, the gray is killer and love love love the blankets!!! I love you and the girls too!!! Theresa

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  7. Seeing these beautiful baby knits makes me wish someone in my life were having babies! These are wonderful!

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  8. Thank you, ladies, for the comments. I love reading all of them. :)

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  9. Ruth, your blankets are lovely. You inspired me to make a crochet-edge receiving blanket for my friend's new grand baby. I used the sharp edge crochet hook and have a couple questions. Your stitches are so even, do you just eye-ball the distance between each stitch or do you measure the 1/4 inch? Also, do you use two layers of flannel, wrong sides together? I used 1 layer of flannel and wasn't crazy with the results and my stitches were not as even as yours. Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Shelley

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    1. Shelley,
      Yes, I just eyeball the distance between each stitch. And if you were to measure, my stitches are not all exactly even either. I only use one layer of flannel, and the serged (or hemmed) edges are turned to the backside as I crochet along. The crocheting only goes through one layer of fabric encasing the turned edge. Does that make sense? I don't have your email address to reply directly, so I hope this helps.

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  10. Thanks Ruth yes that does help. I'm going to try again and as they say "practice makes perfect"! Do you know a source for flannel that is equally vibrant on both sides rather than bright on one side (the right side) and dull on one side (the wrong side)? I see this type of flannel as 1 layer receiving blankets at Target, etc and was wondering where this comes from?

    P.S. I'm not sure how to provide you my email address privately.....so I use the anonymous setting.

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    1. I have often wondered the same thing about the flannel, but unfortunately I don't know where to find it. I usually buy my flannel at Joann's or Hancocks.

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  11. AnonymousMay 31, 2013

    Thank you so much for your tutorial! Your blankets are beautiful and I'm having fun making my first blanket with this stitch.

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