I have a bunch of finished items for baby this week to show off! I finally got some ends woven in, some blocking done and buttons sewn. Many of these projects were started awhile ago, and I just spent a few days this week finishing up last few inches, weaving in ends, sewing on buttons and blocking. It feels good to finish projects!
First up is baby’s Christmas stocking (Ravelry notes). She’s due December 22nd, and I tend to go on the early side, so I’m assuming she’ll need a stocking. If she decides to come late, I’ll consider myself a year ahead on her first Christmas present next year.
I was really worried that it was coming out too small, but I stretched it a ton in blocking, and I think it will be just fine. I’m in no mood to pull out everyone else’s stockings to compare, so we’ll just have to deal with it regardless. Other than the size, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. For reference, here is Solveig’s stocking that I made 2 years ago. Everyone else in the family has store bought knitted stockings from before I learned how to knit…or before I knit well enough to make a stocking. I would buy one this time too, but I just can’t find any knitted ones I like.
Second up is the finishing of this little one’s Small Thing Romper. Some may remember I made one for Solveig, in the newborn size, and loved it so so much! I think she wore it non-stop in the first 2 weeks of her life. I was disappointed I hadn’t made one in the next size up as well.
So this time around, I made the 3 month size, so when this little girl grows out of her big sister’s hand-me-down romper, she can start breaking in her own one. This time instead of sapphire pink, I chose periwinkle. I think I have enough left over yarn to make a matching Small Things bonnet again, and since that’s a pretty easy knit as well, I may work on that this next week.
I had a tough time picking out buttons for this one. I was certain that people would confuse periwinkle with blue and call her a boy all the time, so I wanted to make the buttons extra-girly. I asked Silje and David each their opinion, and they both strongly suggested these pink flower buttons. Since Silje and David basically never agree on anything I figured it was a sign that these were the buttons.
Lastly, I made a little set of booties. They came together so fast I was shocked! Who knew that sport weight yarn and size 3 needles could pull together a set of booties in just an evening? This pattern was fabulous, and I will definitely be using it again! Actually, I’m wondering if I can tweak this pattern to make myself some matching booties for myself…
Because I think I need a pair of these for me!
Poor Ginny was in the path of Sandy, so I’m unsure whether or not she’ll have the power available to host the Yarn Along today. If she posts, I’ll link up. If not, then remember to say a prayer for her family, that they are all safe and well.