in a weekend

Monday, March 23, 2009

There was knitting this weekend.  My new favorite "go to" baby gift set.
I have been making the Dulaan Hat for a couple of years and just found the link on Ravelry. Using size 10 1/2 needles and a ball of Lambs Pride Bulky, you can knit that hat in an hour.  With the remaining yarn I make thumbless mittens joined by an i-cord. The i-cord was my favorite on my kids mittens.  Heck.  I wish they would still let me put i-cords on their mittens.  I can't stand searching for lost mittens.

{Cast on 16 stitches, K2, P2 for 6 rows, change to stockinette and increase 4 stitches across, 1 at each end and one on the 8th and 9th stitch.  Continue until piece measures 4 3/4 inch, placing marker in between the 10th and 11th stitch on last WS row.  Next row RS k1, k2tog, k to within 3st from marker, sl1, k1, psso, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1.  P 1 row.  Repeat these 2 rows 1x more. (12 st) Next row, k2tog across (6 st). Next row, p2tog across. Run yarn through remaining 3 st.  Sew sides together. Weave in ends.  Make a 3 st i-cord long enough to run through 2 sleeves and back of baby/toddler. Join to mittens.}
And there was baking.  Chocolate n' Cream cookies from April '09 everyday food.  Anyone else try those?  I had to double the amount of butter in the cookies and the cream filling.  Well worth it. We devoured those and now have to make more.
Enjoy your day.

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64 comments

  1. those look so yummy! I love the blue on that set....miss talking with ya, hopefully we can get together soon!

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  2. oh, i'm so making those cookies this week! i have the issue sitting on the counter.
    cute knits, L!!

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  3. Sweet, adorable and fabulous "go to" baby gift. Heck, I'd love me some i-cords on my gloves. How wonderfully youthful would that be as we strut around town running errands? :D

    And because you ARE an inspiration...your photography, your joy in family, and your creative arts...so much so that I find myself lost in poetry with each visit here, there is a little token of cyberlove over at my blogspot. Thank you, Leslie, for opening up your world, closing the distance in miles, and sharing your person!

    XO,
    Ana

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  4. We just had a new baby boy born to our group over the weekend. Now, I may need to add a hat and mitts to the blanket I am gifting.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Those cookies look so nummy.

    And that is a good reliable baby set. There are several newborns in my vicinity I'm thinking of making fingerless mitts for. But it looks like spring has finally hit here.

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  6. You and your cookies! The both of you are a wonder! You should compile all your faboo cookie posts. I bet the sheer volume of cookie awesomeness would astound you and all your readers. <3

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  7. Such a gorgeous blue. And those cookies look delish!

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  8. that's what I call a productive and good weekend Leslie! The cutesy little hat and mitts are adorable. Those mitts tend to escape the most when you need them, don't they?

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  9. lovely and yum. March's issue of EF was my last (I decided not to renew). Now you've got me rethinking my decision...

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  10. Yum! Those cookies look great, and I love the baby set. Precious.

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  11. what a darling baby set! I've printed your instructions and will likely give this a try for a quick gift at some point. and yes, I saw the cookies in the everyday food - haven't gotten around to making them yet, but your praising recommendation makes me feel like I 'need' to.

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  12. The hat and mittens are beautiful and I just love how they look on that painted wood, your eye catches things beautifully as always.

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  13. What a great baby gift! isn't it so fun knitting for little ones? Those cookies look delish. I have a similar cookie recipe called homemade oreos...I'm hankering for them now! Have a great week.

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  14. I love the little tag you've paired with you gift. Nice touch.

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  15. That is the perfect baby gift! I make a simple baby hat which is my go-to. I have that recipe post-ited and ready to bake (I think for Easter!)

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  16. ooo, the cookies look delicious!
    The pattern is very cute, I think I will try it out soon- the yarn you used looks really soft too.
    Kendall

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  17. Cute baby set!

    This may be one cookie that I have to get my non-baking self to make! :)

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  18. I love the go to knits. One of our Thursday night group is having a September baby. I think she'll be getting that set as a present. Thanks for the idea.

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  19. Yummm...looks like I'll be making cookies in the near future! I come for a little inspiration, and yet again you come through. Looks like I may have a new knitting project as well.

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  20. Knitting - yay! That set is adorable!

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  21. Those cookies look super yummy, as well as that yarn!

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  22. your weekend was very productive...I love the set :)

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  23. Cookies! I can't tell you how good those look.

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  24. se cookies look so good. we would have them eaten all up too. love the navy blue set. so sweet!

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  25. cute! and yum! looks like a great weekend!

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  26. i miss the i cord on mittens too. in fact, i cleaned out our mudroom yesterday and found 5 single kid gloves. how is that possible?

    those cookies look great - i saw that recipe and thought of you. :)

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  27. love the quick baby gift set. thanks for sharing that. and the cookies, they are so cute! you inspire me.
    Jennie

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  28. I just adore the hat and mitten set. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Cookies look yummy, too!

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  29. look at those cute baby gift, nice blue too.

    and those cookies of yours is defintely going to make me drool...

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  30. looks like we were both knitting for babies this weekend! but I didn't have those awesome cookies waiting for me in the kitchen.

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  31. Oh I feel all nostalgic; my kids had those cords on their mitts too! I live in beautiful Cornwall in England and just love your blog.
    Pipany xx

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  32. great baby set!
    chocolate cookies with a cream center...? ummm, yum!

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  33. I love your adorable baby set. Wish I could leave a longer comment, but have to go make a batch of those cookies!

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  34. Great gift and yummy looking cookies!!!

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  35. those cookies look almost too pretty to eat.
    and your baby knits are perfect!

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  36. Aww...such a sweet little set! Thanks so much for the pattern for the mittens -- since everyone I know is having a baby this spring, I will definitely need to make some of those!

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  37. i hear you about the i-cord--i so hate to look for my sons' mittens all the time! the cookies look so good!

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  38. two stories in one post! Both beautifully presented, as always. Gosh I like coming here.

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  39. Cute baby set! How come I didn't know that i-cord trick? Great way to keep them on the child!

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  40. I love the baby set! Thank you for the mittens pattern.
    Now, how did you know to double the butter in the cookie recipe? your talents never cease to amaze me!

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  41. What a great cookie recipe and knit baby set!
    I'll have to make them all!!

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  42. I love Everyday Food. I love Martha. Also your hat. Hey! You could BE Martha, don't you think? Younger, prettier, of course. Get on that, why don't you?

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  43. So adorable! I may have to copy you:) The cookies look delish, too!

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  44. what a sweet set - and attaching the mittens together just makes so much sense :) adorable!

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  45. What a cute gift set... i'm going to keep that in mind for the little one who's due soon to a friend of mine.

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  46. this looks delicious on all accounts.

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  47. Lovely little baby set, I always had strings on my gloves at school!!

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  48. dear god i want one of those cookies this very moment. and those baby items make me smile - lucky recipient :)

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  49. sounds like a perfect weekend. knitting and baking. :)

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  50. Wow the baby gift is sooo cute. So are those cookies by the way. I was thinking of making them...why did you have to double the butter? I can imagine they were terribly diet friendly beforehand but now...

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  51. A perfect "go to"! I just may go to it! The cookies look yummy too! I'm dying for homemade baked goods! Here they are few , for now.

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  52. What's not to love about knitting for babies?! :-)

    And extra butter in the cookies? You're speaking my language...

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  53. oh love those mittens! Must make them ASAP>

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  54. The mitten and hat set is lovely, but ohh, the cookies made my mouth water!

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  55. I made the cookies today, and I ended up doubling the butter as well. Is it possible that Martha had a mis-print? The batter was far too dry with the 5T...

    With that minor adjustment, however, delicious!

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  56. Thank you so much for our hat and mitten set. I'm excited that it's something Fiona will be able to use next winter.

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