Sunday, March 22, 2009
I Love Knitting for Babies
I love knitting for babies. Everything turns out so cute that you just want to cuddle it and because the pieces are so small they knit up quickly. I adore this set I made for a beautiful new girl named Shaina. The corally pink will look beautiful on her. I used Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton in color #609, shrimp for this set and I like it better than any cotton I've ever knit with. I will definitely buy it again. It is soft and had a tiny bit of bounce. Most cotton wears my hands out but I enjoyed every minute of knitting these tiny pieces. The Baby Bolero is from Oneskein by Leigh Radford. I've enjoyed poring over this book many times... when I'm up at the cabin I often read knitting patterns in bed before going to sleep. This book has been on my nightstand for the past several months. The hat is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson another bedside book with great patterns. Both of these books have ended up being faves. I made up the little sock booties as I went and was very happy with the way they turned out. Aren't they the cutest?