Friday, September 16, 2011

pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?

i've been to newport to visit the queen!  the newest baby in our extended family is sloane.  she has red hair, blue eyes, and a brand new sweater/hat set that she is not that thrilled about. ツ   her mom was happy, though, and i was tickled that it seemed to fit.  i used debbie bliss baby cashmerino on size 3 needles. it's lovely to work with, and creates a wonderful, soft fabric.

the sweater is my modified february baby sweater.  it is so easy, and comes out adorable every time.  i will not do intarsia again on this sweater. it was painful to weave in all those ends.  in addition, i will either decrease 4-6 stitches across the bottom before doing the bottom seed stitch border, or i will use a smaller needle.  it really spread out before blocking, and even after it was not quite right.

the hat is my modified gnome hat.  of course, the gauge is quite different from the pattern, and i added the twirlies on top.

quit bothering me with your hats and such!  i am EATING!


Leena said...

Oh, babies are so cute and of course she is the cutest one ;)

I love to knit babyes clothes!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! What an adorable set. Your mods on both of those patterns just make them so lovely. You amaze me!

Sassafrass said...

Oh my, the cuteness. It's almost blinding. Almost. Well done! So adorable!

Veronika said...

I agree with all comments... babies are cute and your knit set is adorable, especially the "bubbles - dots" on the lower edge with the stripes on the upper portion of the little jacket. I like stripes!