This is a perfect time in my knitting career to have babies to knit for – there are *so* many great patterns that I just don’t know where to begin. (As evidenced by my Ravelry queue with the tag: “baby”…) Check it out:
- Just this week, the new Petite Purls site launched – the wonderful efforts of Allegra and Brandy and a great design team. Adorable free patterns specifically for babies and children! Congratulations! I have already queued up several patterns and have to play eeny-meeny-miney-mo to decide which goes on the needles first!
- With the launch of the new and improved Interweave Knitting Daily site, there is a free PDF “e-book” of seven sweet baby knits from back issues of Interweave Knits magazine. You have to log-in or join Knitting Daily to download. The new site looks great and offers some nice resources.
The newest addition to the baby knits category on my side bar:
Victorian Baby Bonnet
Pattern: Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together, by Larissa Brown
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic – / .5 skein ~60 yards
Needles: Size US 6 circulars
Such a sweet pattern – and the lace repeat is actually one that I can handle without the need to rip! This little golden yellow skein has been in my stash for ages so it was nice to produce something from it. I still have some leftover since it only used about half of a skein. I see more of these in my future… relatively quick to make, sweet, and a lovely gift. Perhaps my new little niece can have a little rainbow of bonnets… but if I know anything my sister, baby girl will be fully outfitted in purple!
This project was a stashbuster, my last one for the Stanley Cup Stashbusting knitalong, as well as a knit project for this round of Project Spectrum. The EAST direction is coming to a close before too long, and the direction will shift to SOUTH – reds, oranges, fire, and summer! Looking forward to it…
For a little more Project Spectrum yellow inspiration, I stepped out into the garden this morning for a quick look around and saw all the lovely blossoms – marigolds and squash flowers!