Finished another baby set...

TheKnittingMill's picture

I'm trying to keep the momentum going on my UFO depletion. This is a baby set I made for Emma's little infant brother, Andrew. I used the same CotLin Yarn from Knit Picks as for the toddler set I posted yesterday, and I added in the Coffee as a third color. It's amazing what a difference the addition of one color can make. The cap and mini-mitts are from the book, "The Big Book of Kids' Knits" by Zoe Mellor and the booties are Saartje's Booties from her knitting blog (also posted on Ravelry). The bib was improvised. I started out with the pattern "Garter stitch washcloth" from lionbrand.com and when I was 75% done I bound off all but 8 stitches and decreased every row until 3 stitches remained. I placed those 3 stitches on a DPN and made i-cord for the strap. I picked up 8 stitches on the other side and repeated the process. One i-cord was knotted and the other was looped for the closure. It will come in very handy when the teeth-cutting/slobber fest kicks in! Suki was happy to help model .

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Superlatives fail me. --

Superlatives fail me. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Joe! You're too kind.

Thanks Joe! You're too kind.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Goodness, if praising fine

Goodness, if praising fine knitting is considered kindness...there can never be too much. But, you are welcome. [BTW...thanks for the inspiration to do pocket book slippers: I really like them, having finished the first of a pair today.] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Oh good Joe! They're so

Oh good Joe! They're so quick and make a neat gift.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I want to give this first

I want to give this first pair to my sister that used to expect slippers twice a year - minimum - hoping she doesn't think the factory has started up again. I may try a pair with double yarn for the ribbed part, giving it more durability. Those will go to another sister...she wears out slippers quite fast as she is almost always wearing them about the house. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Iacobvs's picture

I want your life! Where do

I want your life!

Where do you find the time and energy to work as a nurse, volunteer in Haiti, and crank out baby sets! You may become my new hero in multi-tasking. Great work and tell the parents of those kids they are lucky to have a friend like you!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks! I make a Type A

Thanks! I make a Type A person look like a lazy ass! However, not to mislead anyone, the projects that I've been posting the last few days were all in my extensive UFO pile in various stages of completion. I'm trying to follow through with my New Year's resolution to not have more than three projects going at one time! As I wrote in my blog...

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the UFO's that I will not knit, the strength to finish the things I can, and the wisdom to know I will never be a one-project-at-a-time knitter. Amen!"

ronhuber's picture

That is such a cute set. I

That is such a cute set. I can imagine them on the child. Quite adorable.

scottly's picture

Oh, so cute. If your friends

Oh, so cute. If your friends send you pictures of the baby all dressed up in this wonderfull ensemble, please share - I would love to see. None of my friends seem to want to procreate or I'd jump this project.

Buzzboy's picture

What a great set. I'm sure

What a great set. I'm sure the parents will be thrilled.

Dennis

murfpapa's picture

You were right to add that

You were right to add that brown...acts as contrast and an intermediary, tying the other two colors together, kind of a "Blue, I'd like you to meet Green...Green, this is Mr Blue". Andrew is very lucky!