…and here is the hat!

As I said in my previous post, I have been sitting around waiting for a hospital appointment and so have been doing loads of knitting. Well I did cast on a matching hat for my baby cardigan. I did a fair amount actually at the hospital while being monitored and waiting to speak to the doctor so it didn’t take long to finish. Unfortunately the ECV was unsuccessful and my baby is still well and truly breech. So I’ve run out of options and am booked in for a c section in only a few days time. I am absolutely gutted as I was strangely looking forward to labour and birth. Feel like I’m being cheated out of the experience. I need to think positively though as I can’t keep crying about it and who knows the baby may turn itself in the next couple of days!

I have a pair of knitted socks in my hospital bag and have just found the left over yarn from them. With a few days to go until my baby appears, I am going to try and knit a pair of baby socks to match mine! Not sure if I’ll have enought time or enough yarn for that matter but it’s worth a shot!

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Baby Cardigan

I’ve had a rubbish few days sitting at home waiting for a hospital appointment to try and turn my breech baby but so far with no luck. They keep ringing me up and postponing to the following day as apparently they are very very busy. However, it has meant that I have had lads of time to knit and have managed to finish my baby cardigan at last! It took a lot of sewing together as the cable border and button border and collar were all knitted separately. I popped out this afternoon and chose the buttons with help from the lovely lady at my local knitting shop. If I have enough time tomorrow I might knock out a matching hat!

Bright Baby Blanket

I have been slowly making granny squares ever since my colleague taught me back in June while we were at camp with Year 6. Every now and then I pick a few colours from my ever increasing bag of left over yarn and knock out a granny square. I realised the other day that I had 12 squares in total which would be perfect for a little blanket for my baby who is due next month.

So I popped out and bought some navy blue DK to join it all together. It was quite fiddly to join with this colour as it was difficult to see the chains in the winter light but eventually I managed it. I then, used YouTube to learn how to add a scalloped edge to finish it off. Here is the finished blanket (not yet ironed) – what do you think?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two projects on the go again!

Well, I am still knitting my jumper with my beautiful Juniper Moon yarn. It is looking great but is so slow to grow, especially as I have discovered that the yarn doesn’t travel well. Every time I take it out of the house with me I end up spending half an hour de tangling the fine yarn – no matter how carefully I transport it. So I have decided that it should be a home only project.

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That meant that I needed a second project that was a little more travel friendly and grew at a more entertaining pace…

Ever since I found out that I was pregnant (with my first child) I have been desperate to start knitting baby things! I have held off for months as I didn’t want to jinx things by starting too early. However a couple of weeks ago I had my 12 week scan and so far so good. So last weekend I rushed of to Get Knitted to buy a pattern and some yarn. I picked up the Patons Baby Moments book and immediately was drawn to a lovely striped overall. As I obviously don’t know the gender yet (and in fact am not going to find out either), I choose some bright gender neutral colours and rushed home to start. So far I have made one leg and am a few rows into the second. Can’t wait to finish and make a matching hat in the purple that I have used on the cuffs!

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Perfect handles found!

I posted a few weeks ago having finished the zpagetti crochet bag kit that my mum bought me. The kit came with a pair of wood effect plastic handles; however they just didn’t seem right. The bag was left in the cupboard handle less and useless. I had actually forgotten all about it when I stumbled on a beautiful pair of natural cord and wood handles in the market. They were perfect! I didn’t think twice, handed over the cash and rushed home to attach them to the bag. And here they are…

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