Monday, December 17, 2012
Some crafting for baby
I've slowly but surely been making up some little things for my new baby, which has been great fun. Having decided not to find out the gender again, and looking forward to a surprise on the big day, it was a little challenging to make things and try and make sure they were not too boyish or girlish. I decided to use red and green as my main colours, and worked the rest around that. Not being a big fan of plain white, lemon or pastels for babys, except for a few small things, I went for bright and bold colour. I didn't make a huge pile of things - mostly because I know when baby arrives I will want to use boy or girl colours for him or her.
So here's what I made.
A crocheted blanket for the car seat/buggy using the lovely Ripple pattern on Attic24. This is one of my fave patterns ever, and I just adore this blanket. Its made using Sirdar Baby Bamboo which is a bamboo/wool mix - I normally don't use wool as I can't tolerate it, but the content was low here so it was fine. It will be nice and snuggly and warm for my January baby. The picture above is filtered on Instagram, so this is a better idea of the true colours:
A simple little baby cardigan from Debbie Bliss's book Baby Knits for Beginners. This is a cardi I have knitted loads of times for presents, its perfect for newborns as there are no lacy holes in it for them to get their fingers caught, and the moss rib finishes it off so prettily. If baby is a girl, I might swap out every 2nd button for a cerise pink one as I love pink and green combos.
A swaddle-type blanket made with flannel on one side and cotton on the other - I love wrapping winter babies in a light blanket, not too tightly, but enough to make them feel warm and cosy.
And finally, some burp cloths using the leftover flannel from the blanket as backing - you can see the spotty ones in the picture up the top, I didn't get a separate picture. I also made some boys burp cloths with towelling backing for my sister and friend who both had baby boys in the last few weeks and they went down a treat.
So I'm pretty much all done - I might make a few other bits if the mood takes me in the next week or so, but I think baby will be pretty well outfitted in these :-) With just 3 weeks left to go, its all getting very real now and I can't wait to meet this little person!
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