I haven’t done any updates about what I’ve been knitting lately, mostly because I was knitting a little surprise for my sister’s sweet baby. :) I also knitted a surprise for my niece and nephew, Maggie and Cullen, back in February and sent it to them in Virginia. I’ve found now that the initial knitting fever is over, I most enjoy knitting stuff for everyone else. :)
Here’s the infinity scarf/cowl I knitted for Maggie. I couldn’t find a free pattern for a cowl for kids ANYWHERE, so I made one up. :) I did it to match her hat I made her at Christmas. It’s a K3 P3 rib. I cast on 90 in purple Cascade 120 Superwash (similar Cascade yarn here) and K3 P3 on circular size 11 needles.
I hope she loves it like I love her! I also knitted Cullen another Super Soft Merino Hat to replace the one his dog ate. Boys… ha.
Next up was a bigger project! A sleep sack for my new niece Elah! I chose to teach myself how to cable with this project, and I’m oh so glad I did. My sister LOVES owls, and this little owlie sleep sack was the perfect baby gift for her new baby.
And here it is on little Elah in her newborn pictures! Next two wonderful, beautiful photos are by Ben Hall, a photographer and friend of our family in Blountstown, Florida. Thanks, Ben!
Sadly, the hat is a little bit big for little bitty Elah. She’ll be able to wear it for a long time, but in the meantime, she needed a smaller hat. So I knitted this basic newborn hat pattern in leftover superwash cotton yarn to match the sleep sack (which Elah uses all the time – best knitting decision ever) to keep her little head toasty.
Poor tiny gal had to have some minor office surgery a couple of weeks ago. And I swear, I think she liked her hat, despite her face. ;)
Harold had to try on one of Elah’s hats, too. He’s feeling sorta left out these days.
Needless to say, baby hats and sacks are my new favorite thing to knit. It helps when someone else comes and takes professional pictures of said baby knitting. :)
All my knitters out there: what are you knitting now?