Friday, June 22, 2007

Emergency Knitting Measures

Last weekend, I was invited to a baby shower. Apparently, my e-vite didn’t come through when it should have. The shower is tomorrow. Can’t attend a baby shower with no handknits! Luckily, I have a baby kimono all ready. It was originally intended for another baby, but s/he won’t be making an appearance until September, and I was planning on making a couple more of these, so this one will be gifted tomorrow. I like how it turned out – very cute, cuddly, and easy to knit up. I just need to do a bit of finishing and it’s ready to wear.

Knit up in TLC Cotton Plus, pattern is the Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting.

I decided to make some booties to go with the kimono to round out the gift. First I tried this pattern on the right.

I do not like this bootie. It’s enormous, and square. It looks like it’s for a baby robot. Or Frankenstein’s monster’s baby. So then I tried one of the free Interweave ‘Better Than Booties’ baby socks.

Got this one done, liked it, and then I realized I didn’t have nearly enough yarn for the second. Okay. Screw the booties.
Finally, I made up the Umbilical Cord hat from Stitch ‘N Bitch.

Perfect. And quick. Which is especially important since I have two other projects with looming deadlines. And they are just not cooperating with me properly.
Quite impudent, they are.


Chelle said...

I love your baby knits!! Fabulous!

Pity about the booties, they were adorable.

kmkat said...

It's enough to make me want to have another baby!* That sweater and hat are adorable.

* No, not really, besides that it would be a medical miracle.