Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Something Sweet

When I fixate on something, I tend to go a bit overboard.




As a result, lately I've been completely powerless to control my urge to knit these pilot caps.  I've made four so far in as many days.  The pattern is so easy to memorize and requires only a bit of yarn, so no scrap in my stash is safe from being turned into a baby bonnet.  Which may just be alright, because I know of so many babies being born this year.  This pattern joins this bootie pattern in my newborn "must have"2d category.



The same can be said for quick change pants.  I've made several pair over the past few weeks for babies expected soon and they really never get boring.  There are so many fun ways to pair fabrics and they take very little time to whip up - perfect for a quick quiet time project.  When paired with a pilot cap and some booties, I think they make an excellent addition to a Springtime layette.  (Do you see the mermaids?  I'm not usually one for "childish" fabric, but I couldn't resist!).




I found this tutorial and think it may be just the thing to add to my sewing for baby queue.  I can imagine it over quick change pants or knit leggings, or just a diaper for summer time.  So sweet for a little baby girl.  It looks like I'll be heading back to the fabric store very soon!



In long-term WIP news, yarn came for Fiona's birthday sweater on Monday.  I have til March 16th to finish it, so I'm working on it a bit here and there.  The yarn is Cascade 220 Heathers in Westpoint Blue and the pattern is Bulle.  The color is a lovely gray-blue, just right for my blue - loving girl.  I think she'll get a lot of wear out of it.

What have you been working on?

{linking up with Ginny at Small Things and Frontier Dreams}


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17 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Westpoint Blue color! I'm a "blue-loving girl" too...even my wedding gown was blue http://bluelikethat.drakeink.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/weddinggown.jpg =)

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    1. What a beautiful gown and a lovely bride! I wore blue hi tops under my wedding dress ;-)

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  2. More goodies for Annabelle, my grand daughter due in April. Thanks!

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    1. I love a spring baby! Congratulations!

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  3. Oh boy - I really should learn to knit!
    I had to laugh about those quick change pants for two reasons. 1. I just bought the pattern because I've been wanting to try them for quite a while and I too, have a quick change factory going on here (LOVE!). And 2. your two fabrics on the reverse side of those pants are two that I've bought recently - the green getting a lot of use. I'll have to post some pictures if I can spare ruining a surprise for my mama friends!

    Not knowing the gender of this baby, I'm tempted to keep every pair, but I guess I'll limit myself to a couple favorites each for a boy and a girl, and hope my girlfriends have babies that require gifting the rest to.

    No... I don't know how to knit, but I'm going to try my hand at a crocheted bootie pattern soon. You know, because I don't have enough other things to fill my time ;-D

    Lovely nesting friend!

    Hugs from this nest,
    ~Analene

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  4. Lovely pant!! I especially like the mermaids.

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  5. Oh I am working on my first pair of quick change trousers right now! They are so cute! I think they'd make great baby gifts. What a good idea! I also have the bulle on my faves list. It's super cute!

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    1. After the first few pair I've made, I like doing an assembly line of several at once. It takes hardly any extra time and it's so satisfying to have a nice stack made up!

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  6. I've been working on a couple pairs of quick change trousers for our new wee babe too! They are such fun to stitch up. That little cap is darling! I may need to cast one on...

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    1. Congratulations on the new baby! With ours due in March and not likely to wear pants during the summer, I'm thinking I should make some larger ones for fall, too!

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  7. Everything is so beautiful! Love the color your are using for the bulle, gorgeous. And the little tunic would be so great.

    Happy knitting!

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  8. Oh, everything is so cute! I love the quick change trousers and have wanted to try them since seeing them pop up often on Soulemama. I adore the yellow of the pilot's cap and the bull will be beautiful in blue-gray.

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  9. Your knitting is so nice - and thanks for the link for the pants tutorial.

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  10. Oh my how I love little knit pilot caps! I've wanted to cast one on for so long as I'm due in just about a month or so. But I'm still a very novice knitter and entirely intimidated by the patterns I've found. Ugh...maybe one day. But yours is gorgeous! The quick change trousers I could actually manage, so I might have to whip some of those up myself! Great job on all your projects!

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  11. oh goodness -- I just clicked on that ravelry pattern -- I don't think i've ever seen a pattern and thought 'i need to knit this RIGHT NOW.' it'll have to wait a bit since I promised my son a sweater... but this pattern is LOVELY. thank you for sharing!

    (followed your 'this moment' comment from soulemama today!)

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  12. What a lot of lovely projects and how lucky the recipients of those gifts will be!
    I love the blue yarn you've chosen.

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  13. Hello Lydia, came across your blog and LOVE it! I just ordered the Pilot Cap pattern and have started already. New knitter and have a question I hope you can answer? In the pattern where it says to "Turn" do I simply turn my work around? Or do I have to do a wrap and turn? thanks!
    Yasmeen

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