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Friday, July 1, 2016

fiber friday - baby edition

After last week's fiber purge and inventory I become inspired to start some new projects. And, what better inspiration for handmade gifts than a baby!

The first project is a continuation of a project from almost 4 years ago. This blueish/lavender yarn is from Scotland, a gift from my sister. I knit up the booties in an afternoon but didn't have the heart to give them away, so I put them in a box with some other baby gifts I was storing away for future nieces and nephews. I held the yarn together with some cream colored wool, loosely following this pattern.

I pulled out the booties last week and realized there was still quite a bit of yarn left over. So i got to work on a little hat to match. I didn't follow a specific pattern, just used specifications for a baby hat and went with stripes (in case the blue yarn ran a little short). The cream colored yarn is leftover from a shawl I made. It's Quince and Co - Tern in colorway egret. I decided on a square hat because I saw a cute hat with little ears. I'm waiting to let it finish blocking before I commit to tying the corners into ears.

The other project I worked on this week was a hooded baby towel. I wasn't really a fan of the versions in stores so when I saw this tutorial from Purl Soho, I jumped at the chance to do some sewing! I went with some fun vibrant colors, since we are waiting to find out if baby is a he or a she, and I happily using all the coupons I could find with a gift card from my class. This project ended up costing about $15 for a hooded towel and 6 matching washcloths ($0 for me!).

Looking forward to more sewing this summer and some finishes coming up soon! The Terra shawl is just a few rows from complete! Hope you found time to do some stitching or knitting this week!

1 comment:

Juliann in WA said...

Your fiberfull summer is off to a great start!