Saturday, March 03, 2007

Hats and dresses and onesies, oh my!

We've survived the first major round of gift giving this year.
My sisters-in-law have back to back birthdays, and both are runners, so I though a Calorimetry would make a good gift - keep their ears warm, but not as much stuff on your head as a hat.

Pattern: Calorimetry from Knitty
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - just over 1/2 a skein of each color).
Needles: Sz US 7 Clover Bamboo Circulars
Dates: Both started and finished February 24-25
Mods: For the purple one I cast on 90 stitches, and it was close to being too tight on me. For the green one I cast on 98, and it seemed the perfect size. I also did 12 repeats of the short rows instead of the 16 called for in the pattern.
Thoughts: Again, a favorite pattern in the rotation. A great gift - cute and warm and quick!

We had already gifted the blue baby hat (from a few posts back), but the pink one was gifted today. Also gifted (to a different mama) were these cuties:

Pattern: Strawberry Hat from Ann Norling
Yarn: Takhi somethingorother for the red (cotton/acrylic) and Red Heart Sport for the green bits.
Needles: Sz US 7 Boye Metal needles, 16" circular
Dates: sometime in the last 1/2 of February
Mods: I duplicate stitched on the "seeds"
Thoughts: very cute, though something about this yarn makes it not very "rolly" - the brim doesn't roll as much as I would like.

Pattern: Anouk from Knitty
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Candy Blue (I think) and Banana
Needles: Sz US 7 Susan Bates Circulars
Dates: late January to March 3
Mods: I left off the pockets
Thoughts: again, very cute! Hubbo helped choose the buttons (JCA from JoAnn's), and I think they work very well with the colors. The mama and papa loved it, so a success all around! I do think I'll try a different dress pattern next time - there are so many out there!

We (hubbo and I) also whipped up these cute onesies for part of the gift - mama is a school librarian, so we choose some of our favorite book characters. Olivia and Eloise sadly didn't survive the transfer process.

Now I've got to finish up hubbo's pirate hat before we leave for Colorado in a few days!


  1. Wow you have been so busy. Everything looks great and I'm sure all the giftees loved them. I think my favorites are the cute strawberry hat and those cleaver onesies.

  2. Love the litle blue dress. I love that you pesonalized the onesies - the are sure to be the new mama's favorite. How could they not be?

  3. You've got some seriously cute stuff coming off the needles! Lucky gift recipients. I wonder if a woman my age could get away with wearing a strawberry hat?

  4. WOW - you have been busy!! The dress is fabulous and I LOVE the onesies.

  5. Anonymous12:19 PM

    What cute baby hats and dresses and onesies!

  6. Simply adorable! I just love the baby dress, as well. I like the colors you chose, too. Little girls look so cute in blue.

  7. OH, I love the "Lily" onesie -- how cute!