Monthly Archives: December 2015

A matching hat too

So with no work and very little energy to get out and about, my knitting rate has reached a new high. In just a few days I have managed to knit a baby hat which matches the babygro that I have just completed (see previous post). It was very simple to make with just a straightforward knit and purl rectangle pattern which was then sewn together and tied at the top.

image

Simple but quite effective I think. I can’t wait to put this little outfit on my baby when he/she arrives in a few months.

image

I have also added another granny square to my pile and it looks like I almost have enough for a pram sized blanket. Not sure whether to bash out some yellow and green socks to add to the outfit or whether to get going with a jumper for the baby next.

 

Life has been so busy recently with work and I’ve been so tired by the evenings, that knitting has been restricted to weekends only. Therefore my striped babygro has taken weeks to finish. It was the first proper garment that I have knitted and so I learnt a few new techniques along the way, including blocking which seemed to work ok.

image

The collar and cuffs took a while and the sewing up. But now it finished and in my drawer of baby related purchases ready for baby’s arrival in 3 months time. Now I’m going to do a matching hat and booties before I start on a lovely cable knit patterned baby jumper in some Spring coloured yarn that I have bought.

image