I’ve got a few more weeks before the baby’s due, and I’m trying to knit as much as possible. I’ve made this cute kimono top, using this pattern:
Ok, so the garter stitch does seem to go on forever when you’re knitting it, but since it’s a baby top it’s not too bad.
Also, I’ve made these adorable little mittens:
The pattern is Mini Motif Baby Mittens, which has several charts to choose from and also includes making a plain pair of mitts if you didn’t want to do any colourwork. I must admit that the designs are really cute, and I’m tempted to try them all, if it wasn’t for the fact I want to knit other things too – ok, so I have cast on for a pair with the penguin chart, but they do knit up really fast since it uses DK yarn.
And I’ve made a baby rattle:
It’s the pattern Toadstool Baby Rattle, and I know mine doesn’t look as cute or colourful as others I’ve seen, but it’s what I had to hand. I also used rice grains in a small container for the rattle instead of the suggested bell cat toy, which will hopefully be less annoying if the baby plays with it :)
Finally, I’m currently having my shawl pattern tested, and hope to have it released for free very soon – I’ve renamed it Ying-hua Shawl, which means Cherry blossom in Chinese.
And before I forget, here’s the link to the pattern for the baby dress I showed you in the last post – Mermaid Baby Dress.