Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cute Little Baby Outfit

My oldest daughter is friends with the cutest couple.  They are expecting their first baby in just a couple of weeks.  I am excited to share the outfit I have just made for their little baby boy.  This has been my first attempt at making clothes.  I’ve made scarves, dishcloths, hats, headbands and such, so this was a very brave attempt on my part.

The first part of the outfit that I tried was a pair of Kanoko Pants.  The pattern for these pants can be found here, on Ravelry.


These were the easiest pants ever.  There was no adjustment for the crotch.  I’m trying a new pants pattern now and am realizing how easy this pattern was.

Of course, I found a hat pattern that was inspired by the seed stitch pattern of the pants.  The Cute Noggin Baby Hat pattern can be found here.


Unfortunately, I managed to take 2 blurry photos of the hat, so this is the best I can show.

Next, I got very brave and ventured into a sweater.  I wanted to find a kimono type sweater to match the feel of the kanoko pants.  I found the Sachiko Sweater here.  I made a few adjustments on the sweater to help it match the other parts of the outfit.


So here’s the end result all together.


I can’t wait to give this away tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Won Something!!

The Monthly Dishcloth KAL group that I’m in has monthly birthday raffles.  Friday, the winner for the May Birthdays was announced and I was the winner!  I received the birthday package today!  Wow was that fast!  Here’s what I received - IMG_2853

Five gorgeous balls of cotton yarn.  Dark Purple Ombre, Brick Red, Sour Green Apple, Mar-Di-Gras, and Christmas Green.

Take another look at these wonderful colors -


I also received a little gift of stitch markers, check them out -


I am so excited, if you couldn’t tell from all the exclamation marks at the beginning of my post.

I would like to give a special thanks to Janet Nogle and any anothers responsible for making this possible.