I never did find the yarn that the Knitting Pixies stole, but the ball I bought to replace it matched in reasonably well (you can tell which sleeve it was used for, but it's not too noticeable).
This was taken before I put the buttons on or threaded the ribbon through, I had a rather surreal moment putting the finishing touches to it whilst sat in the mother and baby room in John Lewis. It's just a teeny tiny bit too big for her now, but will be perfect for the summer when she's in pretty dresses. It's from 'Rowan Babies' by Kim Hargreaves, worked in Sirdar Silky Look, 120g in Maypole.
I had a significant amount left from the new ball, so I decided to try out a bonnet to match. I used the scalloped edge as a brim and worked from another bonnet pattern for the basic shaping. Zippy's head isn't particularly baby shaped, but you get the idea.
I thought Scarlett could do with a few other hats too. I've wanted to make this hat for ages, ever since I first got 'Baby Bloom' by Erika Knight. It's so pretty.
I used pale pink DK acrylic with a shiny thread twisted around it.
As well as bonnets, which not everybody likes, I went for a bobble hat with this helmet style hat from 'Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots' by Zoe Mellor. Do not get me started on how mistake ridden this pattern was. It's a disgrace how poorly it is written. I get annoyed for the newer knitters out there who may not have the experience to see where the mistakes are and can't correct the pattern for themselves. When you pay around £15 for a book you expect to be able to follow the patterns without having to rewrite it for yourself. That aside, it's a cute hat. Again in DK acrylic.
I'm also working on a stripy chullo from Phildar Baby No50, but I'm in no hurry to finish it just yet as it's a 12 month size. The yarn arrived for my Starsky, so I got distracted...
Especially for Jerry - a gratuitous puppy picture. Scout aged 8 weeks.