Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Knitting For The Babies

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It's been a while since I've shown you a hat or a pair of booties. Knitting for the babies has taken a backseat to graduations, birthdays, anniversaries and life in general. I did manage to knit a few things for The Preemie Project though:

Lavender Hat: Pattern from Oneskein. DK yarn, size US5 dpns, CO 54 sts = 3-5 lbs.

Variegated Hat: Variation of this pattern. WW yarn, size US7 dpns, CO 48 sts = 3-5 lbs.

Blue Hat: Variation of same pattern above. DK yarn, size US5 dpns, CO 72 sts = 9-11 lbs.

Booties: A new pattern for me. I really like it. DK yarn, size US5 straights = 9-11 lbs.

Now that things are getting somewhat back to normal around here, I think I'll have more time for the knitting I enjoy the most. This arrived from Donna the other day all the way from Australia.
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It's true that knitters are the most generous people around. Thank you Donna for this lovely gift. Your package went in the mail yesterday. I'm excited about trying the patterns in these books. Donna made these hats from the Cleckheaton book. This prompted a comment from me which led to the exchange. Aren't they adorable? The best thing is that all the designs in this book are also written in preemie sizes! The yarn she sent is fingering weight which is perfect for tiny hats and booties and hard to find where I shop. This is just the inspiration I need.


  1. Lovely knitting goodies from Donna there. I quite often am disappointed with the yarn offerings here in Australia compared to overseas but I can honestly say our baby knitting has always been well catered for both in yarns and patterns.

    The preemie sizes have only been added in the last few years, the smaller sizes were always lacking and doll patterns had to be adapted.

  2. Beautiful work, as always. I just came across that bootie pattern recently and have been wanting to try it, glad to hear you like it.

    By the way, I received the yarn, it's great! I'm not sure what it will end up being yet, though. Thanks again.

  3. They're all beautiful (as always) but I especially love that lavendar hat, great pattern!

  4. I'm so in love with the lavender hat! It's so different.

  5. I love the lavender hat too! I really like the hats from Australia. I have a friend who is pregnanat, and if she has a girl that hat would be perfect. I'll have to dig around for that pattern. I have a friend from Austraila so i am sure I can get it.

  6. very lovely work as always. I love the preemie hat pattern that Donna sent you. Have fun knitting that up it looks really fun to knit!


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