Mummy Knitting – Part 1

As I mentioned in this earlier post, I’ve been busy knitting teeny tiny things for our new baby daughter.  I promised to share what I’ve been up to, so here goes…

Firstly, ever little baby needs a teddy right? Even if to start with, that teddy is as big as you are!!

Meet [un-named bear].  It seems a shame to name him, she can choose her own name for him when she is older.  At the moment he is just teddy.

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This is one is the “Berry Bear”Pattern by Amanda Berry.  I love her patterns for toys, they are so simple to follow and always come out brilliantly.  There are a few toys already lurking in our house that I’ve knitted over the years, I’m sure they will soon be getting chewed by their new owner!!

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I’ve also been knitting clothes.  There are so many adorable patterns out there and as we were also busy moving house whilst I was pregnant, I didn’t have time to get my designer-hat on and make my own!

I made this gorgeous little striped cardigan.  Still too big for her at the moment but I’m looking forward to her being big enough to show off in her rainbows!

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This pattern is Petit Arc-en-ciel by Solenn Couix-Loarer.  Another simple pattern to follow.  I particularly liked the “stash-busting” properties of these stripes around the yoke.

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And what rainbow cardigan is complete without rainbow buttons?

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Unfortunately, I knitted it in some acrylic DK yarn that turned out to be quite “stiff”.  I was trying to knit for a baby, you know, puke, poo, etc and needed stuff I could throw in the washer.  Thankfully after a couple of washes with fabric softner and (very bravely!) a spin in the tumble drier, it got a lot softer and, whilst not perfect, is good enough!

Best dash, more mummy knitting (and crochet to follow!)

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