Frog in knots

Knitting, knots and frogging.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Daydream believer

Believe it or not, I have finished Daydream.

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.


28 Comments:

At 3:36 pm, Blogger Sue said...

Awwww! Look at that puppy! The knitting is lovely too but, sorry, puppy cuteness blocks everything else out!

 
At 5:29 pm, Blogger Becky said...

Very cute baby clothes. Makes me wish I had a baby around. :)

 
At 5:56 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Sue, I knew that would happen. He was so cute when he was small.

Becky, I know what you mean. I love knitting baby stuff more than anything else.

 
At 7:00 pm, Blogger Areli said...

All those cute little hats, she is going to be so well dressed. And the puppy is adorable with his stuffie!

 
At 7:09 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Daydream and the hats are all so cute! I know what you mean by mistakes in patterns. It's extremely annoying and seems to happen far too often for my liking. Quibble, quibble. And the puppy's very cute, too! :-)

 
At 8:49 pm, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

It is ALL dreamy. rain, you knit such lovely garments. Those are blessed babies.

And Scout is precious! Of course.

 
At 9:55 pm, Blogger aurora said...

Daydream looks lovely, and you can't really tell the sleeve. You certainly won't tell when it has a baby in it!

The bonnet is really, really pretty.

And so is the puppy. That is so cute I could just cuddle it through the screen!

 
At 10:35 pm, Blogger Dina said...

The little knits are adorable, especially the hats (and young Scout)! Such well dressed babies! I see you added Starsky on the Must Knit list ... I've been eyeballing that pattern too!

 
At 12:10 am, Blogger KnitPastis said...

I love puppies, all puppies. By the way, you have got to come out with a knitting pattern booklet that shows all of the designs you come up with. The baby sweater & hats are so cute.

 
At 10:33 am, Blogger Rain said...

Aw, thanks folks.

Dina, go for it with Starsky, it's thick yarn on big needles and grows really quickly.

Knitpastis, I struggle to find the time to write the patterns out properly. I'm like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to knitting. I want to make one of everything RIGHT NOW!

 
At 2:30 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Look at all those cute baby things! Really, you are amazing. Especially considering how many things are your own design.

Aw, cute puppy!

 
At 4:05 pm, Blogger Seahorse said...

Again, such beautiful work! And so much of it! Love the pup too :)

 
At 4:26 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

That second bonnet - wow, love that pattern!

Daydream turned out well, and I agree, you can't really tell. It may be the fact that we aren't looking at in person, but you wouldn't know it from the pic at least. You sure churned out a bunch of stuff for this post! Wow!

 
At 5:53 pm, Blogger Emma said...

I love the hat from Baby Bloom. Super cute. And when I see your puppy I wish I wasn't allergic to dogs...

 
At 7:54 pm, Blogger Stefaneener said...

What a great puppy! Those baby hats make me want to cry (and feel horridly guilty for my hatless baby and friends' hatless babies and babies-to-be).

So, do you just do loads of uppers? 'Cause you knit a raging amount of stuff, every blog I visit already has a comment from you. Wait! I know! It's not drugs -- you're really four people posting under one identity, aren't you? AREN'T YOU????

 
At 8:07 pm, Anonymous Rachel said...

What a sweet assortment of baby clothes! I particularly like the bonnet picture that's sort of sillhouetted in front of the window.

I hear you on the poorly written patterns. I think about how I myself would have gotten completely lost with some of the mistake-ridden ones a few years ago, and that annoys me on behalf of new knitters now!

 
At 9:40 pm, Blogger aija said...

I love baby clothes, but that bonnet is tdf :) Love the rear-size pic.

 
At 12:59 am, Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

Fortune cookie says: Yarn is coming your way. Lucky numbers: 3,6,9,12,24,36

 
At 1:56 am, Blogger Sharon J said...

More pretties. Even the pup.

 
At 9:44 am, Blogger Rain said...

Thanks ladies.

Stefaneener - shhhh, don't tell everyone my secret. What can I say, no flies on me! Or maybe it's just that I have nothing better to do with my day.

DO - YOU ROCK!

 
At 4:47 pm, Blogger Melissa said...

The puppy is precious! The bonnets are adorable! You rock when it comes to knitting.....and you're so fast too! I'm jealous!

 
At 6:41 pm, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Wow, that's a lot of knitting! Very pretty too :-)

 
At 4:41 am, Blogger String Bean said...

I have that Zoe Mellor book. Granted, the dog chewed on it some, but it's still legible. I don't have any babies to knit for!
I can't tell which sleeve the different yarn was used on.
Cute puppyness - he needs a squash.

 
At 3:06 pm, Blogger nanatoo said...

All the baby stuff is gorgeous, but I particularly like the Erika Knight hat too.

 
At 8:55 pm, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

Love those baby clothes! I'm going to keep an eye on you for inspiration :)

 
At 12:14 am, Anonymous Angel said...

The baby clothes are so sweet looking- I especially loved the "Bloom" bonnet- I mean how cute is that?

And the puppy! My dog Chloe used to sleep with a rubber chicken toy when she was a pup- not nearly as cute, but pretty darn comic to see.

 
At 11:29 pm, Blogger Samantha said...

Everything looks so nice! I love the bonnet. And, for the record, I cannot tell which sleeve you used the new ball of yarn for.

Cute doggy. I love sweet pictures like that. :)

 
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