Saturday, January 7, 2012

Babies, babies, and more babies

Visiting some very special people in my life.  Actually many of my bff's from college - all in one place at the same time.  I have to admit I'm spoiled!  One of them is having a baby boy. I've come to realize I really only know how to sew for girls. . so this is a whole new learning experience for me! 

First thing I did is bought something for the little one {Of course I didn't take a photo myself before giving it away}. I ordered an awesome onsie just like this larger shirt from Lindsey.  She has a shop over here.  You can go look at her flickr photos to see what kinda things she's making.  SUPER talented I'm telling ya. Seriously the cutest things ever!

I also get to make things for the first boy out of my group of friends.  The other night I finished this up the Ribbed Baby Jacket

This really was a quick knit.  And in orange this is SO my friend!  It looks so TINY!  I hope that the baby gets to wear it more than once. Actually the deal will be that ALL her children have to wear this at least once.  I'm hoping for more than one baby from all my girlfriends! I admit I live vicariously through my friends.

RJ's Ribbed Baby SweaterThis silly thing took me over a year and a half to finish!  What took me the longest was sewing up the side seams.  I completed on side with a 3 needle bind-off.  THIS HURT so bad!  It hurt me so much that this is why I had to stop knitting anything for 3+ months and I only had one side done.  Thankfully I found the Kitchener stitch last month.  This is way better for my hands and my self esteem. 

Good thing I found someway to finish this up!  The baby is due at the end of this month! 


  1. Bummer that it hurt your hands... that's what's kept me from knitting... bum hands. Making baby stuff is SO fun!!

  2. Heh, yes, I think all her kids and grandkids too after that effort! Well done for conquering it though :o)

  3. Oh that little jacket is so cute! I have two children (ages 2 and 4) and the gifts I have cherished most are the ones that were made by hand. This one will be one of those cherished heirlooms. Great job! :)

  4. Cute little sweater and such a sweet gift.
    Love your little H2O sign off logo too.

  5. Oh, what a cute little baby knit! (definitely worth the year and a half that it took :)

  6. It's adorable! SO impressed that you knit - someday I'll try it myself. :)


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