Saturday, February 06, 2010

Little Things...

...are really fun to make. From my three balls of Baby Bamboo came this sweet little set:Pattern: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo Jacket 1866
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo: 126,127 and 131
Needles: 4mm Knit Pro Interchangeables
Started: 16 January 2010
Finished: 5 February 2010
Plenty of room for some 'design' features even on this simple little pattern, necessity being the mother of invention and all that. Yes I did forget to make a button hole, though I am in love with the spotty ribbon ties so that was clearly meant to be. Whether the little bubs will have long enough arms to cope with my misreading of the pattern remains to be seen, though I like the little fold back cuffs I created.

I skipped the matching beret pattern for the cutest hat in the world which also happens to look a lot more practical. I have no experience of trying to keep a beret on a baby's head but ...
Pattern: Aviatrix
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo: 126,127 and 131
Needles: 3.75mm for rib, 4.5mm for main
Started: 5 February 2010
Finished: 6 February 2010

This is a super fun and quick knit and I am in love with the pictures of the baby aviators on Ravelry, no babies here so kind thanks to Bear for being a great stand-in model.
The beautiful patchwork quilt is made by the very generous Mr Monkey Suit , so many kind thanks to her for her donation and to the amazing Craft Hope team who co-ordinated the Craft Hope for Haiti shop (still open for a couple more days if you haven't had a little peek at the amazing treasures from our lovely crafty community there).

The next pattern up to feed my new addiction to making teeny little things is the Little Sister's Dress. I want one of these for myself but sadly although there is a Big Sister's Dress there doesn't seem to be an Awesome Honourable Auntie's one.

16 comments:

Rachel said...

That hat may very well be the cutest baby hat I've seen! I don't knit for babies much but I can definitely appreciate the joy found in knitting tiny things! And wow, beautiful quilt!

Clare said...

Awww! That dress is so cute - it would be really easy to scale up to adult size, you should totally do it, it'd really suit you!

t does wool said...

those are the most adorable little things!!

Rose Red said...

That is the sweetest little outfit!! Love the colours, love the spots and stripes, agree entirely that hat is going to be easier to keep on a baby than a beret!!

And thanks for the quilt details, I was admiring that too as I was reading along!

amanda said...

Oh how gorgeous! That little hat is divine!

Anna said...

That is such an adorable set! I absolutely love both of them, and may well end up copying you before long.. Thanks for the inspiration!

DrK said...

oh lordy that is just too cute for words, i ADORE that hat!!i love the spotty ribbon too, nice touch!

Olivia said...

The outfit is great, especially the hat! I love the strong bright colours and stripes.

I know I've seen a version of Little/Big Sister's Dress upsized for about an 8 year old or so, on Ravelry. I'm sure it could be made into an adult sized tunic pretty easily. It's only a matter of time before someone does it!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That is a very cute set. Nice work!

Petit Filoux said...

That is so cute!! I think you dealt with your 'mistakes' really well! If you hadn't pointed them out, I'd never have known! x

mooncalf said...

Very nice! I love nautical things.

That Little Sister Dress was on my to-knit list for ages. Look forward to seeing your version!

I'm sure an Honourable Aunt top in a similar style wouldn't be too difficult...

Geek Knitter said...

Oh, cute cute cute!

bellsknits said...

Love the Little Sister's dress. It was a great knit.

And Bear is awfully good to help you out with modelling such an adorable knit! Isn't baby knitting so great!

dreamcatcher said...

Absolutely love this set, the stripes and the colour combo are great :-)

Lynne said...

That hat brought back memories of our little girl (now a mum2B) playing at being a pilot when she was small - I just have to make that hat for my new grandbubby! Thanks for the inspiration.

PS Are you on Ravelry so I can add you to my friends' list?

sue said...

Oh simply gorgeous. I love the spotty ribbon you added too, how sweet. I am sure the new baby will look fantastic in it, and the longer arms look great with the sleeves rolled back.

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