a few of my favorites

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I mentioned I would be back today. 9:49 p.m. counts as today, right? You betcha.
I found myself in need of a few baby gifts around here lately, so I packed a few in my suitcase for my beach (and airplane) knitting. I seem to gravitate towards my favorite baby knits, so thought I would share.

Favorite baby bootie:
Mary Janes. I have made these before and love the pattern. I find them totally irresistable, adorable and something to treasure. Again, I used 1 ball knit picks shine sport, grass and 1 ball knit picks risata, buttermilk.
Favorite Baby Hat:
Swirled Ski Cap from Knitting for Peace. I LOVE this hat. Fun to make and always reminds me of a little scoop of swirled ice cream. I would love to one day make this hat while making the knit stitches white, the purl stitches milk chocolate and the pom pom red. A swirled scoop of ice cream with a cherry on the top.
Favorite baby sweater:
Sirdar lace-edge baby sweater. I have made this before, and am always pleased with the results. I love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for this project.

I find myself in a little bit of a limbo trying to figure out what to cast on for next. A lot of things swirling through my mind. Just can't seem to pull out the needles and cast on.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you what happened to my foldover cowl pullover.

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53 comments

  1. Oh those are all so lovely! I will have to add those to my list!

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  2. Beautiful! I especially love the hat; the twist is a nice, well, twist from the usual!

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness. Those booties. I am dying! With the fold-over socks! Dying.

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  4. I absolutely love those booties. I must make them for ezra's english teacher who is due in june. And i haven't seen that baby sweater before - the trim makes it so special. Can't wait to see your sweater and dying to hear about your new doggie! Welcome back, L!

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  5. Too much baby loveliness in one post... I think it will send me into mama-making-hyperdrive..... thanx for the reviews :)

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  6. So cute! Some lucky babies! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love taking a break from regular-sized people knitting to make a baby thing or two - you feel like you actually are getting something done, and they're always so cute, too. I've made the hat before, but those MJs and the sweater look like great new choices, too!

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  8. OMG....LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the booties!!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I will keep these in mind the next time I need a baby gift. They're fantastic!

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  10. These are all adorable. How much cashmerino did you use for that sweater?

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  11. Thank you for giving me new ideas! We're getting ready to hit a "baby season", and I've been looking for things....hmmm, think I've found a few :)

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  12. Those booties are killing me! Love your new banner, too.

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  13. What great patterns!

    I used to make lots of those little Mary Jane booties ... gosh, it must have been back in the early 1970's, for a posh Madison Ave. children's store. It was great fun to come up with all sorts of color combinations. (Of course, red and green were must-knits around Christmas!)

    Best wishes!

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  14. beautiful little baby knits!! They looks so perfect.

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  15. What a perfect little blue cupcake of a hat - I love it!

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  16. Anonymous4/16/2010

    Those booties are so very, very cute!!!

    Ever since I saw that Sirdar lace edged baby sweater you had knit in pink, I have searched and searched for that pattern. I have been informed it is not longer available. So sad! I think it is the cutest one I have seen. If ANYONE knows where I can purchase the pattern, I would be very grateful! I have several babies to knit for too, as I think 4 of our pastor's wives at church are pregnant (one very unexpectedly at age 46~IMAGINE!) ~Jan

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  17. I have the MJ pattern too. Just haven't had a chance to make one. But I love making baby things--so quick and fun to make. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  18. i haven't seen that hat pattern before but definitely think it will be the first thing i knit for my new baby girl. thanks for sharing!

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  19. While I know baby knits are small, it's still amazing how much you got done on spring break. I know my vacations (often staycations) result in me doing nothing but chores for days!

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  20. Wow, you are amazing. The sweet little swirl hat in chocolate and cream with a cherry on top would be adorable. I've unraveled my entire sweater and must begin again, I'm testing yarn #1 for a ruched blanket, orange pouf still in the works, navy bamboo scarf still in the works, and I'm so intrigued by Habu Textiles. In short, I'm all over the place.

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  21. What a lovely blog and you are so talented. I do not believe the Mary Jane booty pattern is available. Any ideas where I might be able to find it. I must have it!! Thanks. Susan

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  22. You make the most adorable baby things. Those little Merry-Janes have always been my favorites, but I don't enjoy making them. I'm always afraid they won't come out right. The sweater is perfect, and that hat tops it off just right. As my Gianna would say, "Bravo!"

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  23. love them! The once I prefer is the hat! It seems to be an ice-cream!!!slurp!;-)

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  24. The Mary Janes are just adorable! I must knit some soon.

    I love the ski hat, too. I tried that pattern once, and it seemed really weird as I was knitting it. I'll have to try again.

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  25. your idea about the hat is so darn cute! you have to make that leslie! id love to see it!

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  26. your posts are always so inspiring, and jaw droppingly beautiful. the little collection you've put together here shows just what an eye you have for design!

    sorry to see the box sweater went the way of the frogs, but did agree that it wasn't as amazing as your other knits, and am looking forward to the second incarnation of this yarn.

    and who is this new family member?!!

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  27. honestly...too cute, all of it!

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  28. The booties are too cute. I wish I had a tiny baby girl I could knit them for

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  29. SO CUTE. Oh my gosh. Those Mary Janes are definitely going in the queue (thank you!) as there is another baby boom going on amongst my friends. And I LOVE your ice cream swirl hat idea!

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  30. Yay for the booties! They came in the mail today - we are lucky girls around here. xoxo.

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