Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Knitting Report

Since the name of this blog is Brit Knitter, and there have been way more Brits than Knits lately, I figured I should share some recent projects. First is a project I started a while back for my new niece Sophia. The fact that she came three weeks early, and then had to be re-admitted to the hospital on Thanksgiving Day and spend 2 nights in the NICU had everyone in a tizzy, but thankfully all is well with Sophie and her mommy. Sophie's daddy and two brothers and one sister (yep, that's four kids, FOUR! Plus three Brittanys. Yikes!) are all happy to have Sophie home and everyone is being a big help with the new baby.

Anyway, what does every new baby need? A baby blanket! A while ago I found the Woolly Thoughts' Basketweave pattern on Ravelry, and knew I had to make it. Here is it in all it's finished glory:
It turned out to be a skooch larger than I had planned. Truth be told, I didn't really plan all that much. I just bought the yarn, cast on, and kept knitting and knitting and knitting. And knitting. Before it knew it, the "baby" blanket was big enough to cover Rhode Island. Well, maybe not quite that big, but here is a picture of it with a recent copy of Spin Off magazine for perspective.

Yes, indeed, that is one big baby blanket!

While the sun was shining, I also took some pictures of Sophie's big sister's Christmas present. I bought the book "Itty Bitty Toys" by Susan B. Anderson for an adorable puppy pattern, but when I saw this little Baby Doll, I knew I had to make one right away.

She was so much fun to make! Braids attached to her hat, ruffled panties, even a belly button! You know you want to see her in her birthday suit, so here she is in all her nekkid glory:

Fortunately, I had some helpers for this photo shoot. Daughter of Ducky was wandering around...
...while Joseph supervised from the back of my car.
Yes, the hatch was up so he helped himself to a comfy spot. No sense in walking on those driveway stones, plus being higher up, he had a better vantage point.


Stephanie said...

So cute, Dianne! Great job! Maybe one day I can work up to doing something cool like a blanket, or a doll! Hope you had a nice holiday!

ponyknit said...

Cute pic of Joseph. Who ever said that cat's don't deliberate? ;)

Sue said...

That is a pretty blanket and she can use it on her bed when she's bigger. I love the little doll. I've had my eye on that book, too. I read her blog everyday.

Channon said...

Lovely blanket!! You are quite an accomplished knitter. That doll has WAY too many seams (and ends) for me.

Pooch said...

Lovely, lovely blanket! The little doll is so cute!! She has an outie!!

Nichole said...

LOVE that blankie!

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

Nice !!! Look at how impressive you are with all of your skills :)