Friday, September 3, 2010

No Longer a Surprise

It wasn't long before someone guessed the mystery WIP from the other day.  In fact, the second comment from Viki read:

13 projects? 

Blue and white?

Little Sailor Girl?

You guessed it, Viki!  

This is my second Sublime project (the first being the Tugboat Coat), and as someone pointed out,  there was a goodish amount of seaming involved!  I don't mind seaming, given it is something I love and find to be worth all the seaming, and in both of these cases, this stands true. Unfortunately, I was seaming a bit too hastily on my Little Sailor Girl, and I'm afraid it doesn't look as polished as I was hoping.  Maybe redoing some seams and a little re-blocking will help. 

Size: 6-12 months
Needles:  Size US 3 and Size US 5

Again, I am love with the buttons- funny how buttons make such a big impact. 

What are your favorite baby knits?  I have another sweater on the needles now and will probably have time for a couple more baby projects in November (granted baby comes when it's supposed to). September will be for working on a sweater for myself that will be a new pattern, and possibly another new pattern besides the sweater.  

So, for the month of November, I want to make sure it is filled with the cutest baby knits.  So go on... check your Ravelry queues and fav's- what do you have for me?!? 


  1. so cute Melynda! I <3 the wallpaper in the background. Too adorable! I hear that Boheme is a nice pattern to knit for little kids lol.

  2. I just had my copy of Boheme out yesterday, Allegra- too funny!

  3. I knit up the "little coffee bean cardigan" it's adorable and super fast! Plus, no seaming!

  4. Hi, just found your blog. Beautiful knits and pictures! Congrats on a new baby, too.
    I love to knit Quickie Baby Sweater and Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van De Car. Both on Ravelry.

  5. I was working on the Maile baby sweater because it's too cute and super easy, but it got frogged back to nothingness. Even though I followed it to a looked retarded with the size I was making, there is no way that for a 2 month old the body length can be 3 inches long..however it still remains my fave and maybe someday I'll reknit it with some's super adorable

  6. Very cute!

    I love, love Merry: . I personally have not knit it, but a friend knit one for another friend so I saw it in person at the baby shower and it is stinkin' adorable. She did hers in a soft blue, which was perfect for gender-neutral gifting!

  7. how do i get a copy of this pattern? i'm due in october and this would be a perfect halloween outfit as we live on our sailboat for part of the year!

  8. I love the style these baby jackets you've been making have. They're super cute without being too twee.

  9. Helle K. Berry aka GracieBSeptember 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Your sweaters are adorable. I just knit my first Baby Surprise sweater and love it. However, I have knit several Tomten's with multiple colors of yarn and really like that one piece knit/little seaming. I knit a liner in supersoft baby safe yarn. If I could post a picture...

  10. I really adore the little jacket called Honeycomb and I also just purchased a few new Sublime books too. The seventh little sublime book has some really cute patterns in it!

  11. It's adorable and I bet that after seeing this one, soon there will be a lot more than 13 projects of that pattern!

  12. I have no babies, but everyone else I know does, so I've been knitting and favoriting a lot of baby patterns! Some are girl specific, but you can save them until Baby Bernardi is born. :)
    Offset Wraplan by Sara Morris
    Suede Baby Booties by Candi Jensen (totally impractical but WICKED CUTE!)
    Presto Chango by Valerie Wallis
    Sweet Sweater Dress by Lion Brand Yarn
    I just finished the Sweet Sweater Dress (currently blocking), and it was very fast, and came out great in the suggested yarn, but would be great in any yarn.
    Also, as a sidenote, yes I am super cheap and like free patterns. :) Enjoy!

  13. such a sweet sweater! your LO will have so many cute things!

    how do you find the time to knit while preggo? i barely eeked out a couple of blankets and baby socks, and i wanted to make sweaters but the kiddos left me whipped!

  14. I love me a fruit hat on babies - I've made a few, so in terms of pattern ideas take a look at my projects on Ravelry - I'm Catiecat

  15. Ok, so it's not knit...but its really cute! I love this hippo pattern;

    A coworker of mine crochets and I bought a similar hippo for my nephew Evan when he was born.
    I haven't tried it, but this looks like it might be a good knitting substitute;