We've expecting a new grandson in Jan., so I've been knitting and knitting. I got a lot done and it's a good thing, too, because the baby shower is next weekend.
I finished the Soothing Ripples Baby Afghan a few weeks ago.
The pattern is from Our Best Knit Baby Afghans (Leisure Arts #3219) I bought my book at Michaels Arts & Crafts. This is my go-to pattern for baby afghans.
I used Size 10 1/2 needles and Red Heart Soft Yarn in white, chocolate brown and gray. It's really soft and pretty and just perfect for a baby boy.
My DIL didn't want a baby sweater in the traditional baby boy blue, but she wanted either gray or brown colors, so I made a baby sweater set in gray.
The free pattern is Garter Ridge Baby Cardigan #70301AD from Lion Brand Yarns.
This was fun and easy knit. I think that it took me just a little over a week to do. Next time, I'll knit it from the top down rather than from the bottom up.
Size 8 needles and Red Heart Soft Yarn in Gray. Clear generic buttons from my stash.
Of course, the sweater needed a cap.
Just a basic cap. I knitted in the round on Size 8 DPNs with a,CO of 66 sts and I worked some garter ridges to match the sweater. I used Red Heart Soft Yarn in Gray.
And, I made some booties:
The pattern: North Country Cotton Socksby Kraemer Yarn Shop
Direct PDF link: https://web.archive.org/web/20120131190608/http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/babysocks.pdf
By the way, this is an excellent pattern for someone who wants to learn to knit socks on DPNs.
Here's a pic of the set. When I have better light, I'll take a photo of the sweater set and the afghan together.