Thursday, April 23, 2009

Res Completa: Mia's Poncho & Pants Set

There must be something in the water. Literally every single person (ok, every single woman) I know is pregnant or has recently had a baby. Not only that, but everyone everyone I know knows is also pregnant or recently had a baby. This is fun for me, firstly because during this time that I don't have my own, I can enjoy the cuteness of and stories about friends' babies, and secondly because baby knits are so darn fun.

So, several months ago, my neighbor and dear friend found out her best friend was pregnant. This particular best friend had been visiting around the time that I had made these and this for Sarah's baby, witnessed me wrapping them up for the shower, and gushed. I mean, it's hard not to gush about baby knits, right? Anyway, when my neighbor found out her friend was pregnant, she immediately asked if she could commission a little knit baby outfit for her...how could I say no? Especially when it was determined that the baby in question was a girl??

Little Mia was born about a month ago, and I truly hope she likes her new outfit:


(Note: This is not Mia, this is my poor, battered stuffed animal and the closest thing to a baby model I had around the house...besides the cat, but he refused to comply.)

Pattern: b16-1 Knitted Poncho from DROPS Design (The baby modeling this poncho is so adorable, I almost can't stand it. You MUST click on this link!)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, 1.5 skeins of Fisherman 099
Needles: US 11 circs
Start to Finish: March 15-16, 2009
Mods: I braided 3 strands of yarn instead of crocheting the ties.

Notes: I almost kept the poncho so I could continue to giggle about how freakin' cute this pattern is.



The flower is this pattern) made with the same yarn as the pants below. I tied it on to the poncho for a girly flair.



Pattern: Baby's Denim Drawstring Pants, from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus Solid, 1.2 skeins of Medium Rose 3707
Needles: US 6 dpns and circs
Start to Finish: March 18-22, 2009
Mods: Nope.

Notes: This is my second time making this pair of wee pants, and I think it's great. Not much else to say - quick and easy!

More baby knits soon...and hopefully also some adult-wear, too.

18 comments:

Aline la Bergère said...

awww! I have a baby shower to attend this weekend. I wish I had made this for Angelie Rose! Very cute. A.xx

The Paskins said...

Makes me miss R's yoga pants that are now stuffed away in the darn "can't wait until next baby so I can recycle these clothes!" pile.

BTW, Softie is awfully photogenic!

the Lady said...

Keeey yooo t!

Thea said...

very sweet! The cat's glad you have the bear lying around....

jessieg said...

So freaking cute! I currently working on my first baby sweater ever. Well, actually my first thing that isn't a square or a rectangle. I can't wait to knit more baby stuff...maybe this poncho!

CanarySanctuary said...

You weren't kidding about that baby in the Drops pattern photo!

There's also a bit of osmosis going on there - the pattern is so cute, it's making the baby even cuter :)

Really, though, that's one lucky baby (and I think baby's parents, as well!) to be receiving such a pretty little outfit!

Now, if only I could convince someone I know to get preggers!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Sooooo cute! That poncho is darling as are the matching pants :) Boy, am I relieved you clarified that wasn't Mia - LOL - but it does make for a cute model :)

sophy said...

these are sooo cute hilary!

Eliza said...

very cute! Glad to see someone in the same place as me (knitting all those baby clothes). I just finished a sweater. makes you want one, right??

I'd like to see the cat modeling the poncho. :)

hyeknitter said...

That poncho is so sweet.

Team Knit ! said...

Oooh, SO cute!! I love the little flower detail, and the hoodie and pants are perfect!! It feels like most of the women I know are preggers, too- I've got to get baby knitting this summer!

- Julie

orata said...

The poncho is adorable! I want one for me.

peaknits said...

omg, I love this set - that little flower is a great touch! I think the cat needs to lighten up;)

theknittingcowgirl said...

hello! I am new here! I love this pretty, sweetie, little poncho!! It is wonderful!! WOW

Anonymous said...

salve sono rossella del blog alsiva, ho cercato il tuo blog su google e volevo invitarti a visitare il mio. io sono abruzzese a vivo a 130 km. dall'aquila sono un'infermiera, ex pioniera della cri e la mia prima figlia oltre a studiare all'aquila è anche lei pioniera cri, sta facendo avanti e indietro dall'aquila con la cri per portare gli aiuti. come di certo già sapete là oltre al disastro che è successo ci si è messo pure il tempo con freddo pioggia vento e grandine . le tendopoli sono ormai paludi di fango.ho avuto contatti con cuore di maglia che mi ha spedito delle copertine per i piccini ed appena saranno arrivati le distribuirò personalmente. io intanto sto facendo capi piccini da scambiare con cuore di maglia che si occupa dei piccolissimi. volevo invitarvi a realizzare qualcosa per i piccini, anche delle pezzoline a maglia e uninetto e se avete problemi ad assemblarle mi potrei occupare io. se volete scrivetemi pure io ho un elenco di 12 bambini da zero a 18 mesi ospiti negli alberghi della mia zona .mi auguro di ricevere tante mail baci dal popolo abruzzese
mi firmo anonima ma i miei dati sono questi
rossella
rossellauncinetto@virgilio.it
http://alsiva-alsiva.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

salve sono rossella del blog alsiva, ho cercato il tuo blog su google e volevo invitarti a visitare il mio. io sono abruzzese a vivo a 130 km. dall'aquila sono un'infermiera, ex pioniera della cri e la mia prima figlia oltre a studiare all'aquila è anche lei pioniera cri, sta facendo avanti e indietro dall'aquila con la cri per portare gli aiuti. come di certo già sapete là oltre al disastro che è successo ci si è messo pure il tempo con freddo pioggia vento e grandine . le tendopoli sono ormai paludi di fango.ho avuto contatti con cuore di maglia che mi ha spedito delle copertine per i piccini ed appena saranno arrivati le distribuirò personalmente. io intanto sto facendo capi piccini da scambiare con cuore di maglia che si occupa dei piccolissimi. volevo invitarvi a realizzare qualcosa per i piccini, anche delle pezzoline a maglia e uninetto e se avete problemi ad assemblarle mi potrei occupare io. se volete scrivetemi pure io ho un elenco di 12 bambini da zero a 18 mesi ospiti negli alberghi della mia zona .mi auguro di ricevere tante mail baci dal popolo abruzzese
mi firmo anonima ma i miei dati sono questi
rossella
rossellauncinetto@virgilio.it
http://alsiva-alsiva.blogspot.com/

Philigry said...

oh, i love the baby items. so sweet.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

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Much love and many clicking needles,
Hadley