Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Recent Obsession


I've spent way too many hours working on these things lately, but I'm pleased with the way they've turned out.

I used the same pattern I used to make Elijah's blue crocheted sweater and hat for the bodice of this pink set. I improvised on the bottom in order to make it more girlie and to match the hat. Then I inserted the ribbon so that it can fit the baby as a newborn, but expand as she grows. I used a free pattern I found on the internet for the hat, but added the lace stitch and flower for a sweeter look.

If you are wondering, my daughter, Rachel is having a girl in November. I also have another grandchild due this week, but we don't know the sex yet because the parents opted to be surprised. The wait is almost over!

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Stevie!

    Rachel must be thrilled to have a daughter follow her son. This is the sweetest knitted set.

    You are blessed to have so many grandchildren!

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  2. What a darling little sweater set! I'm very impressed, Stevie. And congratulations to you and your family!

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  3. I'm very impressed too, as I have never managed to knit or crochet anything you'd ever put anywhere near a sweet little baby! Congratulations on your artistry! The outfit is one I'd buy if I had a grandchild to put it in though!

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  4. What wonderful new, but I think you're too young to be a grandmother.

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  5. You did a great job. They are so sweet. I bet you are excited about the new babies coming. Lucky you.

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  6. Stevie? Have you ever thought of trying to sell your 'baby designs'? Really, they are adorable, and I think that people would be willing to pay for these things. Just a suggestion for you to ponder.

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  7. Hello Stevie I am back.;)) That is gorgeous, you are so talented.;) So a new addition to the family is expected, how lovely.;)) I am off to catch up on some of your post.;)
    xoxo

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  8. Oh sooooo precious!! Ya know that these type of things (handmade and precious) are few and far between!

    LOVE THEM!

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  9. you are so talented .. maybe you can sell these at Esty?

    Mazel tov on the soon to be grandbaby no matter what sex, I hope the mama has an easy labor and a perfect child!

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  10. Love that pink set!...esp the hat...you are talented with that crochet hook!

    So many babies coming your way...lucky you:)

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  11. Oh how beautiful. I was very fortunate to have a mother-in-law who was a talented knitter like yourself. Handmade items are so incredibly special. Congrats on the new additions-to-be.

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  12. Oh Stevie! It came out beautiful! Oh how lovely it will be for Rachels' precious girl!

    Can you stand the excitement for the new arrival? FUN! FUN! FUN!

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