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baby surprise jacket 2

this project had been hibernating for ages until i finished it. i just had to sew the arms together, buy buttons and attach them. and here is the result.

i’m pretty happy with it. because it’s my own handspun yarn and the buttons are just adorable. like a couple of ladybugs on grass 🙂 yay.

i like the elizabeth zimmermann pattern – easy to knit and looking lovely if you stick to the instructions.

i just hope the yarn won’t be too scratchy for the baby or felt too much when i wash it. it’s not superwash so i’ll have to treat it carefully anyway…

pattern: baby surprise jacket by elizabeth zimmermann

yarn: handspun by me, 100% shetland by wheeldale woolcrafts, about (light) fingering weight

needles: didn’t write it down and don’t remember. i’m guessing 3mm cable needle.


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scrappy stripes cardi

this is another project for our little one. and a great opportunity to use yarn leftovers. i had the noro kureyon sock left over from the hands up fingerless mitts for my boyfriend.

this was really fun to knit. i love stripes and yarn that has colour changes. i didn’t stick to the pattern closely – at least when it comes to the stripes design. i just knit regular strips of 2 rows white and 4 rows colour.

with the buttons i didn’t wanna take any attention from the stripes pattern so i chose very plain ones.

pattern: scrappy sock stripey cardi by fawn pea.

yarn: noro kureyon sock and white wolle rödel sock yarn

needles: didn’t write it down and don’t remember 🙁

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baby hat for birgit

oh boy, i wanted to get up to date with blogging my projects, but haven’t been very successful so far. i’m trying my best… so some more posts of finished projects NOW!

this was just a very fast project i knit for my colleague birgit who was expecting a baby boy. little theo is born by now and will soon be wearing this hat i guess 🙂

pattern: simple baby hat by alison williams

yarn: scraps of lana grossa cool wool 200o in two different colours

needles: 3mm dpns