Friday, 15 August 2014

FO Friday.......blankets and bootees.

Happy Friday, are you all ready for the weekend? I'm back to show you a couple of finished baby projects today.

I've finished the Twinkle Twinkle Blanket by Helen Stewart, this is what I'm calling his "best blanket" and will come out of the hospital wrapped in it.

I used 5 balls of Rooster Almerino DK, a gorgeous soft blend of alpaca and merino which shows off the stitch definition beautifully.

Next up, I've been making some Pom Pom Bootees, I used different weight yarns to get the different sizes.

The white pair are the larger out of the two, I used MillaMia which is a sport weight on 2.75mm, they would fit a 3-6 month old.

The blue pair are knit with Cashsoft 4ply again on 2.75mm needles and have turned out a lot smaller, fitting a 0-3 month old. I decided to add some pompoms for the cute factor and used the Clover Pom Pom Maker in small for the white and extra small for the blue pair. I can't recommend the Clover Pom Pom Maker enough, it's simple to use and you get a perfect pom pom, every time.

That's all for the knitting, the next part is photo heavy of what I've been up to this week. Do you remember me saying on Wednesday, I was hoping the rain kept off so we could take the little ones out? Well it did and we went to Bantock House and Park.

Even the grown ups were having fun.

Then yesterday, my friend Kerry and I went out for the day. We went to Hobbycraft and picked up some Project Life which has 25% off at the moment then had lunch at Pizza Hut, I love the lunchtime buffet!!!!

After lunch we drove to Ironbridge a beautiful Shropshire town by the river, famous for it's iron bridge across the river.

The obligatory selfie by the bridge ;-)

Have a great weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

13 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all the photos!! And those booties are ADORABLE!!!!!!

Caffeine Girl said...

That blanket is just gorgeous. What a lovely way to bring home a baby!

You have some great photos in this post. I especially like the little one an old-fashion desk and the flowers with the bridge behind.

Amy at love made my home said...

All of your FO's are beautiful, but the booties, are just divine!! xx

Hege said...

Beautiful blanket and the booties are adorable!!
Have a great weekend :)

Kepanie said...

You are the model of fun. What a cool place to see and be able to dress up. That little one with the golden curls is adorable. What a cherub. And you have outdone yourself with all these beautiful handknit items for your grandson-to-be.

Jo said...

AHHGGH Deb I live 1 mile from the Bridge I could have taken the photo for you! My dad lives above it and has a view of it from his bedroom windows - very jealous! The blanket is gorgeous and 'best' indeed I would say. Jo x

karisma said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual. Love the selfie too. :-) The blanket is just stunning and the bootees are so cute. I admit I was wondering how you got such perfect pom poms. I have a store bought gadget but it does not work. Will have to look into the Clover one. Thanks. Have a beautiful day. hugs xox

karisma said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual. Love the selfie too. :-) The blanket is just stunning and the bootees are so cute. I admit I was wondering how you got such perfect pom poms. I have a store bought gadget but it does not work. Will have to look into the Clover one. Thanks. Have a beautiful day. hugs xox

karisma said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual. Love the selfie too. :-) The blanket is just stunning and the bootees are so cute. I admit I was wondering how you got such perfect pom poms. I have a store bought gadget but it does not work. Will have to look into the Clover one. Thanks. Have a beautiful day. hugs xox

karisma said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual. Love the selfie too. :-) The blanket is just stunning and the bootees are so cute. I admit I was wondering how you got such perfect pom poms. I have a store bought gadget but it does not work. Will have to look into the Clover one. Thanks. Have a beautiful day. hugs xox

Ros Crawford said...

Great photos and beautiful work ... Love those booties!!

Ira Huberts said...

All these wonderful photos Deb, sure looks like you all had a great time! And your knitwear, wow, those booties are exquisite with these cute pom poms! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Windybrook Spinner said...

Fun adventure and cute baby knits. Thanks for the great Camp Aloha Friends classes this summer. It was so fun to try out paper crafting. Mahalo!