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.