So, as I’m sure many of you guessed, the secret knitting that I was doing was for my big sister’s baby shower =)
The first item I knitted was a set of baby booties, find the pattern here:
These were SOOOOO much fun to make! I did use some modifications – I braided the green yarn for the ties (because I don’t know how to crochet!) and I didn’t do as many rounds at the top as the pattern called for. I think they are absolutely the cutest baby booties ever. And it’s a great pattern to adapt as baby gets bigger – it’s really a very simple pattern and although I learned lots of new techniques, I wasn’t ever confused by it! Here’s a close-up of the stiching:
The other knitted items I made were these cute and fun Dinosaurs! (Find the pattern here)
These guys were tonnes of fun too! Here’s a close-up of Bronty:
and one of Trice:
I had such a fun time making the dinos! They were overall pretty easy to knit, but sewing them up and then seaming on the legs (and the head, for Bronty) was a bit tedious. I hate seaming – but I think after this project, I’m better than I was! One of the best parts was how inexpensive materials were! And they’re such a hit that I’ve already got a request for a set for a friend’s birthday =)
To see more pics of the booties, the dinos, and their construction, click on my Flickr widget in the sidebar and click on the ‘knitting’ photo set.
So, what do you all think? Are these patterns great, or what?