June 6, 2008

Baby booties

In anticipation of the impending arrival of my nephew, I have knitted two pairs of baby booties from the pattern Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties, and a hat of my own pattern. The first pair is made with Schoeller Esslinger Fortissima Cotton (fingering weight) on US 2 needles, and are newborn-sized. The second pair is made with Katia Mississippi Print (also fingering) on US 3 needles, and should fit a 3-6 month old.

Baby booties

Baby booties

Baby hat

Baby booties

UPDATE: Here’s my nephew Riley, getting ready to go home in his new hat and booties, July 11, 2008
Riley in hat and booties

May 27, 2008

Baby quilt for my nephew

Here is the baby quilt I made for my nephew, who is due in early July. The printed fabrics feature giraffes, tigers, elephants and monkeys, and the color scheme matches his room. I hope he enjoys this blankie for years! I did a lot of quilting back when I was in college (almost 10 years ago) but haven’t done any quilting in the past few years. Doing this quilt has inspired me to do get back into quilting. I’m thinking of my next project, maybe a wall hanging. I also dug out my old fabric stash and found a bunch of quilt squares I had cut out and am thinking of making them into a throw quilt.

Baby quilt 1

Baby quilt 2

Baby quilt 3