Where has the last month gone? Somehow it has flown by way too quickly. It might have something to do with that new baby and finishing up 6 patterns for fall market. I just turned the files for those 6 new patterns in to the printer yesterday, so I can breathe a sigh of relief (and have time to do a blog post). I am working on photos of the new projects so I can share them with you. In the meantime, I have a few things I knit for the new baby to share.
First up is this little cabled hat that I made to use in the hospital. The hospital gives you a pink and blue hat, but I wanted something more neutral.
Plus, I just love hats with ears.
As you can see, Max doesn’t feel the same way about hats as I do.
The hat fit him for about 8 days – literally.
He is about twice that size now, so I made him this little pumpkin hat. I have made this pattern several times, as I just love this simple design.
I don’t have any nice pictures of him wearing it yet, so this one will have to do.
The yarn matches his navy blue eyes so nicely.
I have made this cardigan once before, but it is such an easy pattern that it will be my go-to pattern for a newborn sweater.
Here is the link to the first one I made (for Carter).
By the way, alternating colors is a great way to use up yarn scraps. I think I had about 100 yards of the darker blue yarn above, so it would take even less if you have two colors. Just a thought for those of you who can’t throw away a small ball of yarn because you never know when you might need it (myself included.)
Hopefully I will be back with a new blog post a little sooner next time. Life should slow down a bit now that the new patterns are done. Now I hope to enjoy a little more knitting and baby time . . . .
Click here to see my projects page on Ravelry for details on these projects.