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
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.