Monday 7 May 2018

Nesting: Part 2

Hi everyone!

The nursery is set up, the orders are all completed, and so while I try and get some rest in these last two weeks I've been playing with some more crocheted baby things...

Flower Puddles Ripple Blanket

Pattern: Flower Puddles Ripple Blanket

Yarn: Wolltraum My Melodyy 4ply in Forever 

While I don't really need more blankets, I just love this design and maybe it'll be a good photo prop? Once it gets outgrown, I am thinking about mounting it on some self-adhesive board and hanging on the wall <3 

The pattern is really well written and really does look like ripples in a puddle! 

Eloise Sweater

Pattern: Eloise Sweater by Moogly

Yarn: Moda Vera Fayette in Smoke, Stylecraft Special DK in Empire and Paintbox DK in Turquoise

I wasn't planning to crochet any baby clothes. I thought they'd be too hard to wash and dry, and therefore just sit in the cupboard gathering dust rather than getting used! But, we had dinner with some lovely friends on the weekend who said that one of their favourite gifts for their baby was a collection of handknitted jumpers, which were machine washable and got used and loved to death over the wintertime. So, I had a go at one and it came out so cute!!

Fortunately I had exactly the right coloured buttons in my button stash, which is getting sadly depleted - nearly time to go back to the craft op shop around the corner and stock up again!

Because I used DK yarn rather than Worsted, I made the 6-12 month size - hopefully it won't be too small! 

Next projects...

I've almost finished another little jacket, but it really needs the buttons before I can show it off properly ;) 

While I wait for the Stardust Melodies squares to arrive from Anne in Germany and the Blogstars in the UK, I want to make more little cardigans/jumpers! The lovely people at American Yarns are sending me some of the new Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Waves to try out - it's going to make some gorgeous booties and a cardigan or two :D 

Do you have any favourite baby patterns using DK yarn, preferably not too nanna-ish?