Honestly, I don't mean to be a one-trick-pony, but I have yet another baby sweater and hat to show you as well as another baby blanket.
My DD's sister-in-law is expecting a baby boy soon and the shower is this Sunday. So, I knitted another Baby Ripple Baby Blanket in white, yellow, and green.
Then, I made a nice white Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys.
I just love the design of the yoke.
The pattern was somewhat easy, but I did find the directions to be a little bit vague. For instance, the instructions say to knit the sleeves until the desired length. Hmm....so, I had to go looking at some other baby patterns to see how long the sleeves should be for a baby 6-9 mons. I made the sleeves about 6 inches, in case you're wondering.
Then, I wanted to make a hat to go with the sweater. I hate when it's cold outside and babies don't have their little heads covered, esp.; their little ears. So, I found this earflap hat pattern by Kathy North.
I made a few adjustments to the pattern. The original says to do a "backwards cast-on" so that additional stitches could be put into place for the front and the back of the hat. I did a cable cast-on. which I think made things look nicer and they were easier to work on that first row after casting on. I also did about 5 rounds of garter stitch for the front and back of the hat and stockinette stitch on the ear flap part. I did this, because I wanted the hat match the garter that was on the sweater. It ended up working out better then I had expected. The hat lays flat and the edges didn't curl up, so I didn't have to press flat with an iron like the pattern suggested. I made i-cords for the ties, but I went down a needle size (5) just because I thought it would look neater.
Let's see...what can I knit next???