Friday, 1 August 2014

Itty Bitty Baby Tank Top and Bootees.

Has everyone had a good week? I'm back with a very quick post today, I haven't been up to much, apart from having my friend Kerry around for some al fresco crafting and lunch and just have a couple of small FO's to show you.

I'm trying to use up some of my stash and whilst I was looking for something the other day, I found two balls of Drops Extra Fine Merino in Light Grey. I thought this would be enough for a small baby garment so I started flicking through my books and came across this cute baby tank top . It was from the Ultimate Book of Baby Knits by Debbie Bliss and only took 2 x 50g balls. If you're looking for a baby knit book I highly recommend this book as it has everything you need in just the one book from garments to blankets to toys.

The pattern calls for Debbie Bliss Cashmerino which is a sport weight but I used DK with 3.5mm needles, I knit the 0-3 months hoping it would turn out 3-6 months, it did and measures the larger size, I didn't swatch as I knew it would fit him at some point. This was a very quick knit, I started it on Friday afternoon and was finished by Sunday, it took me two afternoons and one evening.

I had a small amount of yarn leftover, so decided to knit some bootees, the pattern is in the same book. I wasn't sure if I'd have quite enough yarn and I ran out a few rows short of finishing the second one. I'd already got a plan if this happened so I ripped back the soles on both of them and knit them in a darker grey yarn that I found in my scrap basket. This was a great stash busting project and used every little bit of the two balls. I think this little set is so adorable and would make a gorgeous gift for a newborn baby.

Kerry picked up some lunch for us from the supermarket and I just laid it all out and supplied the Procecco, it was all very Mediterranean and delicious!!!!

Have a great weekend my friends and I'll be back on Monday with a special post.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

18 comments:

eight by six said...

your lunch table looks great. Love the tanktop and booties. Amanda x

Amy Williams said...

Cheers! Thanks for another great week of knitting!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those booties are just ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Chrissie Crafts said...

That's the loveliest way to use up spare yarn that I've ever seen! The booties are almost too cute for words! And my, you know how to dine! ;-) Chrissie x

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous baby knitwear Deb, a wonderful set! And your lunch sure looks delish! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Ana BC said...

super cute baby set :-)

CathieJ said...

What an adorable baby set. Your lunch table looks quite inviting. It is always nice to spend some times with friends.

Joy said...

I also think this little set is adorable Deb - I just LOVE them! And I love the idea of the darker colour for the soles - you really are so enterprising, well done once again! Joy xo

Kepanie said...

Your grandson will be so well dressed. This will be a fabulous set.

Ellen Penney said...

You're going to have one well dressed grandson!

Lunch looks lovely. Lay a place at the table for me. I'm on my way. ;-)

Ladybird Diaries said...

Such a gorgeous wee set!
Marianne x

britgirlknits said...

Hi deb
My first comment!
I think your photography is amazing, the opening shot is worthy of a pattern book at least! The knitting is so sweet and I really think babies look great in natural colours, I really enjoy the eye candy in your blog x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely work Debs!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is an impressive job of stash-busting, and so cute, too. I still haven't made a sweater, not even a baby one. One more thing on the bucket list!

Lynnda said...

These are gorgeous !! Loving those booties = cute!! Hugs x

Melissa Marie said...

I love the baby booties!! Looking forward to Monday for the surprise post. Have a great weekend! :)

Judy said...

very cute….and well done!

xxoo

Amy at love made my home said...

I just love the little booties! xx

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