Wovenflame

A fiber-crafts fanatic who lives to create. Lately I've been knitting and sewing to clothe resin ball jointed dolls. I'm also "Wovenflame" on Ravelry, Flickr, ETSY, DoA and yahoogroups.

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Location: British Columbia, Canada

Capricorn, Married with grown children.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

More Baby Stuff

I had some leftover yarn after making a baby sweater:


and decided to make a matching hat and booties. The sweater pattern (from "Kids, Kids, Kids") did not have matching accessories so I had to invent them.


I adapted a little hat pattern I found on the internet. I changed pretty much everything about the pattern....the size, the number of stitches, and the stitch pattern. About all that remains is the original shape so I guess I can pretty much call it an original.

The booties are definitely my own original pattern. I've done enough baby socks with the toe-up, Magic Loop technique that I had no problem adapting the idea to make use of the pattern stitch used in the sweater. Under the little fold down cuff there is a snugger, closer fitting ribbing to hold them on.

To match the sweater better, it would have been nice to include ribbon in the hat and booties but I didn't want to compromise the stretch in these closer fitting items.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from Iowa. Not sure how I located your blog, but now it's in my 'favorites'. You're a fabulous knitter and quite the sales woman. Because of you I have bought the Magic Loop book and bought the Merino hand lotion. Great stuff! Now you've brought up the Knitter's Finishing Technique book, and I'll be buying that when I go through Kansas (favorite knit shop: Yarn Barn) on vacation. Your monkey is so adorable; everyone needs a monkey! But I'm way behind in my projects and don't see a monkey in the near future. Best wishes from the US. Becky

February 19, 2005 2:49 pm  
Blogger Marlene said...

Hi Becky. Thanks for the compliments. "Monkey" is actually my daughter's creation. You must have followed my link to her blog without realizing it. ( www.busternme.blogspot.com/ ) I gave her the pattern book, which included the monkey pattern, for Christmas. With all she's accomplished, it's hard to believe she only started knitting last summer!

February 19, 2005 3:32 pm  
Blogger Leisel said...

Those baby booties are so incredibly adorable!

- Leisel

February 19, 2005 7:16 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Your knitting is beautiful as always. I'm jealous :-)

February 25, 2005 8:43 am  

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