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« on: August 05, 2013 12:57:58 PM »

A friend of mine has just had a little girl.  Unfortunately I'd managed to mix up her due date with someone else's.  I wanted to knit something for her, so I found this pattern on Ravelry that I thought would be quick.
 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/keks-booties
They knit up pretty well, although I made a mistake on one of them so the 'join/seam' bit is in the wrong place.  But on the plus side I managed to do grafting in garter stitch, which I was pretty chuffed with.


I sent them off with the tops folded down as I think they looked cuter like that.



I've also just started a new job where I'm doing a year's maternity cover.  I had a month working with the lady I'm covering and she was really nice, so I thought I'd make a hat for the baby.  (My mum thought a summer baby might not need a hat, but we live in Scotland, so I'm sure the baby will get some use out of it).
I used this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/countless-baby-hat.  It turned out really nice and it was a good tv knit - easy pattern to get into the rhythm of.


Here it is laying flat.


And here it is on my hand.  Which doesn't actually show it off to good effect.

I think the first photo shows the yarn best, but it's much brighter than any of the photos show.  I had leftovers of the bright green and thought it was nicely gender-neutral.  It's Drops Baby Merino 4-ply in Vibrant Green.

Any comments/criticism would be very welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013 07:19:32 AM »

so cute i love baby knit stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013 09:29:58 AM »

these are lovely, those booties are my favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013 07:09:32 AM »

OMG those booties are so cute, just adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013 02:25:39 PM »

What cute knits!  The booties are adorable!
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