{My Crafting Corner} Baby Hats

Lately, I have been devoting my knitting time and efforts into baby hats. These baby hats are quick and easy to make, plus tons of fun. Once finished, the hats are being donated to the local birth center as well as a couple other programs that accept baby items for the community. The yarn stash I posted about on Monday is yarn that I have slated for these baby hats. Such fun colors. I just love the KnitPicks Brava Sport yarn.

IMG_1547Five little finished hats all ready to go. The top two were knitted in Brava Sport. The others in yarns I had laying around.

 

IMG_1553A sixth hat on the needles and almost finished. Soon there will be six little hats

Kiera

New Yarn Haul!

Saturday my new box of yarn arrived from KnitPicks. I took advantage of their 10% off sale and ordered a ton of new Brava Sport yarn for my stash. The yarn arrived Saturday afternoon, just in time for some weekend fun and knitting. This is my second time ordering Brava Sport from KnitPicks, and I am in love. This yarn is 100% acrylic and perfect for all of my baby knitting for charities needs. With this order, I tried to not only re-order some colors I already had and loved, but also tried to pick a wide range of new colors so I can get a better feel for the different color lots available. So far, the only color I am not sold on is the skein of red yarn. But that is more my taste than anything wrong with the red. I just have never really been a red kind of person.

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What I saw upon first opening up the boxIMG_1540

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All of my new yarn that arrived in the boxIMG_1544My entire yarn stash, both what I originally had, and the new yarns added in! So awesome.

I am going to have to get busy and do some more knitting.

Kiera

My Twisted Little Raglan

It’s finished! My Twisted Little Raglan sweater I posted about here and here is finished! I blocked the sweater last weekend and finally tried on the final sweater this past weekend. It fits perfectly and I love how it turned out. My only issue is that I personally don’t like how wide the shoulders/neckline is. But that is just me personally, and I think I can fix that with an under-shirt.

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Finished sweaterIMG_1511

Up close of the under arm and side details.

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Up-close of the arm and wrist stitches

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Details of the twisted rib increases of the raglan

IMG_1509The finished sweater is awesome!

Kiera

Sun Buddies

Apollo and Tuxley are extremely attached to each other. It is very common to see them playing and napping together. They also fight and tattle on each other trying to get the other in trouble. One of their favorite things to fight over and grudgingly share is napping space in the sun. I was fortunate enough to have my camera on hand this past week and managed to capture some adorable pictures of them.

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Kiera

A Finished Baby Sweater

I finished about 95% of this sweater several months ago, and then shelved it. I had no desire to sew on the nine buttons still missing. So the project sat and languished for weeks. However, with a shift in my crafting priorities and a need to clean up my project room, I finally sat down and finished the sweater. I sewed on nine coconut buttons and finally finished the sweater. The sweater is Beyond Puerperium and available on Ravelry. I own the e-book Button Lovers which not only gives me Beyond Puerperium but also the TAMA sweater. I have now completed sweaters using both patterns and I love both sweaters. I am over half way done with a second TAMA sweater, and it is one of my favorite baby/toddler sweater patterns. I knitted up this Beyond Puerperium using a merino, cashmere, silk blend hand-dyed yarn. The yarn is a DK weight from a local yarn dyer in the colorway Lagoon. I just love how everything turned out!

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Tada! I love how the buttons turned out. IMG_1442

An up-close shot of the collar and the coconut star buttons.IMG_1440The sweater looks amazing and will be adorable on some lucky baby layered over a long-sleeve white onsie/t-shirt.

Kiera