Thursday, September 10, 2015

Make ALL the Baby Things!

Yes, thats right. Its been about a year since I last posted. But I have good reasons!

Reason #1 is that I got started making another Woven Plaid Blanket, but this time in KING SIZED.

Yes, I do know how insane that sounds. Thats why I gave myself a full year to get it done before my sister's wedding this past June. For the record, I did not get it done in time. It presented plenty of challenges, and it basically boils down to the fact that in order to weave it correctly (without shrinking it), I had the husband build a frame on which I could weave it - but the frame is also king-sized (at least in width) and it keeps me confined to the basement. Combined with the fact that I have to lean over uncomfortably in order to weave, it was a MUCH slower process than I anticipated based on the baby blanket size. The moral of the story being that I got about half of the weaving done by her bridal shower, so I presented it to her in its semi-complete status, with the promise that SOON I will get it done. Soon.

Reason #2 is that the husband and I got an awesome piece of news this February: We're expecting our first baby in October!!! Yaaaaaay!!!!

The wonders of morning sickness, followed by the feeling of "I'm so fat, why can't I bend forward" also made the weaving of the plaid blanket problematic. So instead, I decided that between me and all of my other friends who were sporting baby bumps, it was time to make ALL the Baby Things!

So, without further delay, here's most of the stuff I've been working on this summer!

Amish Puzzle Ball
Made for my cousin's baby boy Dylan who is about 1 year old.
Pattern Available Here

Baby Hat and Airplane
Made for our baby boy! He's getting an aviation themed nursery in these colors.
Hat was freehanded with hdcs, Airplane Pattern Here (requires translation)

Baby Blanket for Felicity
Pattern Available Here
Made using 5.0mm hook and single strand of Baby Yarn (Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuuggly)

C2C Baby Blanket for our Little Boy
Corner-to-Corner Pattern Here
Made Using Feza Fantastic Yarn I got on Closeout from the local boutique!

C2C Baby Blanket for another anticipated Baby Boy
Corner-to-Corner Pattern Here
Made using 11mm hook and 2 strands of worsted, held double

Genius Flower Headbands for Baby Felicity
Pattern Available Here
I really love this pattern! Very easy, quick, and adaptable. Not to mention STRETCHY!

Various Baby Boy Scrap Yarn Hats
Left: Textured Newborn Beanie (with pom-pom)
Right: Ribbed Baby Hat 
Center: Modified Version of Newborn Beanie
Rnds 5-8: Use DC cluster stitch (dc3tog, ch1, skip 1 st)
Rnd 10-12: hdc in each st

Scrap Yarn Baby Hats & Booties
Baby Bootie Pattern
Hat Pattern: Modified Version of Newborn Beanie
Rnds 5-9: Use DC cluster stitch (dc3tog, ch1, skip 1 st)
Rnd 10-11: sc in each st
I made 1 hat & pair of booties as a gift, and then I ended up making another SEVEN hats in newborn and premie sizes that were donated to the NICU at the hospital where my birth center is located. I still have enough yarn left over for a few more!

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