Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Little Things (Adriana)

flowers from pete
These were waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. I have the best boyfriend!

I was on such a roll working on Audrey, the Shrug and Sizzle that when I was finished (or, in the case of Sizzle, forced to stop) I didn't know what to knit. There are Granny's socks but they are more of a long-term project since they don't need to be finished until the May long weekend. I had borrowed Heather's One Skein book in an effort to use up some of those lonely skeins of yarn and I was attracted to the cute baby projects in the book. While I won't be needing baby things for a long time, more and more friends and coworkers seem to be getting pregnant so I figured that it wasn't a bad idea to build up a stash of baby gifts. Plus they're so fast to knit and oh so cute!

Baby Hat with Umbrella Lace pattern
Knit in about 2.5 hours with the Calmer left over from Audrey.

Petal Bib in some dishcloth cotton
This pattern helped me get over my fear of short-rows not in socks and applied i-cord edging, neither of which are actually that scary.

baby bolero
Baby Bolero and matching hat in Mission Falls 1824 Wool left over from Tempting.
Beware the extreme cuteness!!

Next up in my attempt to use up my stash is a baby vest and a few One Skein Wonders.


spillyjane said...

that is quite the stash of baby goodies! they are all really cute. :)

Heather G. said...

Yum! That bolero looks almost edible. The petal bib is one of my favourites, but I don't even remember seeing that hat in the book!

Nice flowers :) You forgot to mention that today.

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Baby things are cute, great flowers too.

Rachel said...

A stash of baby things is a genius idea -- I have a small one that I wish was larger. I swear people are popping out babies like it's going out of style, and it's nice not to have to drop whatever I'm working on to make a baby item if I don't feel like it.

I've made that baby bolero -- it really is adorable. Everything you made looks great!