What I’m Knitting Now

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.

Hand Knitted Infinity Scarf Pattern for Kids | Oysters & Pearls Hand Knitted Cowl Pattern for Kids | Oysters & Pearls

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.

Owlie Sleep Sack in Progress | Oysters & Pearls

Owlie Sleep Sack and Hat in Off White| Oysters & Pearls

Owlie Sleep Sack and Hat | Oysters & Pearls

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!

Hand Knit Owlie Sleep Sack and Hat on Elah, Photo by Ben Hall Photography | Oysters & Pearls

Hand Knit Owlie Sleep Sack and Hat on Elah, Photo by Ben Hall Photography | Oysters & Pearls

Swoon.

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.

Basic Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern | Oysters & Pearls

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.

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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?

Until Next Time

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