Saturday, December 29, 2012

Babies Showered

It seems like ever since I had D, pregnant mamas have been popping up everywhere! At school there are two other teachers who both just had their babies this month and yet another due in May. My sister-in-law is expecting in February as is the girlfriend of a good friend of ours. And Sara, a knitting group friend, will be having her baby in January! So of course what do we do? Knit away. 

The Akron Stitch 'n Bitch ladies did a little knitted baby shower for Sara recently. I'm finding it hard to make time for knitting while I'm working but I did whip up this little cutie in just an afternoon naptime.

It's inspired by Susan B. Anderson's Acorn Hat. I used Spud & Chloe Outer in the color Sandbox for the sides, and Berroco Vintage in Chocolate (held triple) for the acorn topper part.  I must make more of these! 

My sister-in-law had her baby shower today and of course as this baby's only auntie and my first niece, she must be showered with the handmade goodies.

I knit the poppy hat out of leftover yarn from the Christmas Sweater and the sweet little flower is from leftover Mal Lace

I threw in a pair of little sockies for the baby made from my leftover Anzula from these socks

These just kill me with their cuteness. Why have I not been knitting baby socks all along?!

I'll be knitting a few more things for her baby but since she's not due for two more months I haven't quite started. With the rate I've been knitting, she better not show up early!

p.s. I'm still looking for test knitters for the Christmas Sweater. See this page.


  1. Ooooh, I really love the little sock. What pattern did you use?

    1. I just cast on 32, did 2x2 ribbing for about 24 rounds, then my favorite short row heel. The foot is knit to be about 3" (this includes the toe).

  2. Sweet baby things how cute!

  3. The poppy hat gets me every time. Lovely knits!

  4. So cute! Yeah it does seem to happen in waves...

  5. Cute baby items. Here we say there's something in the water.

  6. what wonderful gifts!
    i especially love that poppy hat!

  7. such gorgeous baby knits! reading your blog always makes me queue more things to knit. :) i have only 14 weeks until my baby is due, and there are way too many things i want to knit!

  8. These are lovely! I wish I had seen that you wanted test knitters earlier... I would have loved to do a Christmas sweater for Olivia. I love the cables! :)


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