Category Archives: Baby

Shaimani’s Blanket

Lately I find myself knitting more baby things than expected. My friends are popping out babies left and right.

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This particular blanket is dedicated to one of my bestest buddies. I do not need to tell her who she is. She knows how much her friendship means to me and how much I text her when I can’t find her online for my daily dose of BFF! Here’s to a healthy and wonderful baby, my friend. I love you, girl.

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Now don’t let the fact that the sample shown here is a blanket deter you from making a scarf or shawl out of this stitch pattern. I think it would make a beautiful stole! Just cast on any multiple of 15 stitches plus 11 and follow the pattern.

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I would say this pattern is intermediate since it has cables and lace. The pattern includes written instructions and a chart. You can use either.

Shaimani’s Blanket

  • Source: Rosi G. (Purchase it on Ravelry – $5.00)
  • Finished Size: 33″ x 36″
  • Yarn: worsted weight, 645 yds, (shown here in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, 3 skeins)
  • Color: Antique Lace
  • Needles: US 7
  • Gauge: 4 sts and 6 rows in st st on US 7
  • Total Project Cost: $19.41
  • Started: May 29, 2009
  • Finished: June 28, 2009


Things you can do in 39 seconds

1. Laugh.

2. Chew a mouthful of food.

3. Knit 10 stitches.

4. Hold your breath.

5. Win the fucking superbowl. :grin:

giants win

(picture courtesty of www.cnn.com)

WOW! That was my first superbowl and what a game it was! I don’t know much about it but I got caught up in all the yelling, jumping, high 5’s and foot stomping going on at my house with my cuzzos and Tano and kids watching the game. VERY exciting time! :) I loved it. I think we’ll have another Superbowl party in coming years. It wasn’t half bad.

On to the knitting! Have you guys seen this new contest? I’m entering so get ready to cheer me on in April…if you think I deserve it. :) I have my yarn and a bunch of pages scribbled with designs all ready to go. Swatching begins TONIGHT!

Besides a crapload of Capitán’s, I’ve also knit other stuff. A friend asked me to knit her up some baby items for a coworker about to give birth. Here’s what I came up with:

Simple Baby Cardigan

 

Source: Lionbrand
Yarn: Järbo Garn Baby Pascal Solid in Gray and Yellow (yarn held tripled; used 2.2 skeins of Gray and 0.3 skeins of Yellow for the embroidery)
Total Cost: $12.87
Needles: Size US 10.5
Started & Finished: January 2008
Mods: I didn’t do the hood, as you can see. I opted for about 10 ridges of garter instead. I also did the whole body in the round up to the armholes, did 3-needle bind off on the shoulders. For the sleeves, I picked up stitches around the armholes and did those in the round also. I charted the name and embroidered it. All in all, a super-speedy knit.

Simple Baby Cardigan

Simple Baby Cardigan (3)

Simple Baby Cardigan (1)

Blanket Buddy

 

Source: 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders
Yarn: Järbo Garn Baby Pascal Solid in Gray and Yellow (yarn held tripled; used about a half skein of each color)
Total Cost: $4.95
Needles: Size US 10.5
Started & Finished: January 2008
Mods: none, except for the two-color variations.

Blanket Buddy

Basic Baby Hat

 

Source: Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns
Yarn: Järbo Garn Baby Pascal Solid in Gray and Yellow (yarn held tripled; used about a half skein of gray and a few yards of yellow)
Total Cost: $2.50
Needles: Size US 10.5
Started & Finished: January 2008

Simple Baby Beanie (3)

Simple Baby Beanie

Not bad for a bunch of little baby gifts eh? I hear the recipient thought they were adorable. Personally, I fell in love with the Blanket Buddy and it was kinda hard to let it go. :wink:

A couple of FO’s

I’ve been steadily knitting over the past couple of weeks on various projects (gotta get rolling on my Yarn Diet: Round 3!!!). I don’t have any yarn in mind yet that I’m salivating after for when I finish this round but I’m sure SOMETHING will come up. You know we knitters don’t exactly have a problem with that sort of thing! LOL

For now, here’s two things I knit up on Sunday. Stash busting!! WOO HOO!

Textured Cuff BooteesTextured Cuff Bootees (1)Textured Cuff Bootees (2)

Textured Cuff Bootees
Pattern Source: 50 Baby Booties To Knit
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted
Cost: $5.29 per skein (used only a bit from each color)
Started & Finished: February 18, 2007

G-LucG-LucG-Luc

G-Luc’s Brown Beanie
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted
Cost: $5.29 per skein (used only a bit from each color)
Started & Finished: February 18, 2007