Saturday, August 13, 2011

YOP Sunday Update #6

Last week I had some problems with my crocheted Baby Kimono and some of you tried to help me and offer advice so first off, Thank You! However I just could not figure it out so I frogged the whole thing. Then luck came along and on my trip to Ollie's Outlet Store I found this book (only $4). I love this book! So many patterns are going to be favorites I think. The only part I dislike is the seaming but I don't like sewing up at all so that isn't the books fault.

 Inside was this pattern. So cute and almost just what I was going for. It only needed a few modifications, like the sleeves were too girly (need something for either gender) and it was too short in the belly part.

In the end I think it may be a bit too big for a newborn-3 month old but 4-6 months should do it. Here is a pic of the whole set. Little Mittens, Booties, Kimono and Hat.

"Midget" let me borrow her Glass Doll, which is the size of a real baby, to try the baby set on. Though I think if she had objected I could have done it anyway just on the grounds that it was my toy from when I was a kid first!


The hat was a bit big but should fit by 3 months as well. All that added to the blanket will make a nice Baby Shower gift for the next Mom-to-be in our family. With how long it's taken me though I will have to make a few each year in spare moments just to keep up with the life flow.


I have finished another Corn set on my Cornfield Summer Top. Doesn't look like much got done but with all the lace yo's and such my hands started to hurt after 2 hours. Have to get back to it later.

I found this pattern in another book and I have decided to add it to my YoP list.
Really I am making a substitution for the pig bottle warmer because even as cute as the pig is I can't see anyone actually using it and I want what I make to be useful. This may end up a Christmas Present, it's definatly pretty enough.

Chat again next week!

16 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a bargain !! I bought that book recently from the bookdepository and thought I was getting a bargain but nothing like yours. I agree, it has got some super cute patterns (none of which I've tried yet) and now I've seen yours, perhaps I'll fish out my book and have another look. The set you made looks lovely. Have a great week. xoxox

goodpurlgonebad said...

Such a pretty baby set! I love the colour of your top too.

Lesley said...

very pretty little baby set - i'm sure mum-to-be will be overjoyed with it!

tonya said...

Regarding your dislike of seaming: I took a course once and it was the best knitting money I ever spent. Now I like seaming and the end result looks quite good. I highly recommend it if you get the chance

k2tog said...

i love finding bargain books! i found the mason-dixon outside the lines for $8 the other day!
VERY cute baby set!

RugbyMad said...

2nd hand books are awesome! And always at a bargain. My local keeps knitting and crochet ones for me.

We both made baby shower gifts this week. Although you stretched and grew your knowledge I just stuck to tried and tested.

Kim said...

Bargain books are the best! Sadly around where I live, needle arts are very popular, so the bargain places have started to raise the prices on those books because they know they will sell. Such a lovely gift you have made--some mama and bebe will be very happy!
*smiles*

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Good bargain hunting - that set is adorable. Handy to have a life-sized baby doll.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful baby set. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your top, I love lace and the colour you have chosen is gorgeous.

Sara said...

Great job on the set! Looking good.

thewoolymammoth said...

I usually never knit for newborns since they grow so quickly, and I really appreciated when people gave me gifts that fit my peanut a little longer. I think that little kimono is super sweet.

Annie said...

Super cute! and what a great idea for a baby shower gift!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Lovely gift and a great book bargain too :)

Evelyn said...

I like the comment about taking a seaming class -- sometimes I have to remind myself that it's better to learn from an expert than to always try and teach myself. Beautiful baby set -- lucky parents and baby!

FoFo said...

Very cute! I wanted to make one of those for a friend's baby. I may have to do that soon. I like the shrug too. I've been wanting one for a while. That's on my YOP list too. Have a great day!

O-mama said...

baby hats are subjective...my babies have always been in larger hat sizes, outpacing the hospy-provided one in a day or three.