Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baby Knits

Our family expanded by one darling, sweet girl today.  My newest niece was born this morning and she's a beauty.  I've been meaning to post pictures of the knitting I've been doing for her and today seems like the appropriate day.

First, a blanket... made from a superwash wool (must be kind to the Mama).  The pattern is the Shale Baby Blanket from Brooklyn Tweed.

Of course I had to add matching baby socks to keep those tiny tootsies cozy (I just winged this pattern):

...and a wee baby bonnet

And as I firmly believe that all new babies should be showered with hand knits, I added a few cardigans.  The first is the classic baby surprise jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  The matching hat is just a basic pattern with an extra frill at the base.  The main yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Paints (#9938) and the contrast is just a brown Cascade 220 superwash.

The last little sweater cap set is made of Madelinetosh DK (Superwash) in "Corsage"

There's more (of course), but they are meant to be Easter surprises, so I'll have to wait a bit to show them.  Suffice it to say, this baby is not likely to be wool deprived.   Welcome sweet girl!