I´ve been knitting quite a lot for a baby that will soon be born
I started by knitting a baby-hat, using this pattern - it´s in Icelandic but there are so many similar patterns out there for free - but if you read Icelandic I really do recommend this one: it´s so simple, extremely quick and you get a beautiful, really practical hat for your little one.
I loved this kind of hats when I had my two sons and think you just can´t have to many of those.
For all those projects I used the same yarn: Trysil baby-yarn from my stash. I really liked working with it - it´s sooooo soft, light and wonderful - perfect for baby-clothing... so sad that we can´t buy this yarn in Iceland anymore :-(
For this one I used needles nr. 2,5 - that makes it a newborn-size
For those hats I used Trysil-baby-yarn I dyed with Kool-aid (keypt í Megastore),
using this tutorial by Xandy.
Blue: red/blue/white Kool-aid (needles nr. 3,5)
green: lemon-lime Kool-aid (needles nr. 3,5)
red: cherry Kool-aid (in the small packets/bréf í Megastore - I didn´t get the same deep-red color from the one in a tub/dunkur í Kosti), needles nr. 2,5 (newborn size)
I really had fun dyeing yarn with kool-aid and I really loved the way it turned out - I´ll definitely be using this dye-material more in the future.
... just can´t wait to see those hats on the baby´s head :-)
I also made a sweater - I really don´t like knitting cables,
but I decided to try to get rid of my cable-phobia for this project.
I used a pattern from the book "Fleiri Prjónaperlur"
about the pattern:
I really had fun knitting this sweater - I even enjoyed knitting the cables for the first time ever.
It´s a quick and simple knit - the only thing is, that I didn´t like the way the pattern is written and a beginner could have some serious problems getting through the second part of the instructions (lack of information and not very clear).
But I DO LOVE he outcome - and more importantly: the mother to-be did too :-)
(even my husband said: can´t you make one for me, using the same yarn and pattern - only bigger?)
Yarn: Trysil baby-yarn from my stash
buttons: from my button-stash... got those from my mother and they where so perfect for this project - it´s almost like they where just sitting there, waiting to get on this sweater!
I love knitting baby-things... so quick, cute and soft - instant gratification!