Monday, January 16, 2012

knitting, knitting, and a little crochet

My friend Kaci is due with baby #2 in February, so as soon as I got through the Christmas rush, I finally tackled some of the projects I'd planned to make her for the baby-to-be:

this little hat has a removeable bow, which is actually a hair clip for when baby is older!

I've been seeing a lot of squared off hats lately and I think they're so cute! I made this one big so she'll have it for next year

I've also been seeing these snuggle snacks all over Pinterest and had to give one a try!

I dug out Em's old doll, "Boy Baby", to show off how it looks. He's a little bigger than a newborn baby, so there should be some growing room in real life.

The same weekend I finished up Kaci's gifts, I found out my friend Kristina and her husband had been chosen to adopt a baby, so I scrambled to whip up a few hats to send to her. I stupidly assumed the birth mom (or birth parents, in this case), would choose them a month or so before the birth and we'd all have a little warning, but as it turns out, they got THE CALL and TA-DA, they're immediately new parents! I'd have done a little snuggle sack for baby Mikey as well if I'd had a bit more notice, but since he's already HERE, I didn't want to waste any time getting him his gifts!

And then with a little encouragement from a friend (thanks Kelli!), I got online, figured out how to crochet (at least how to crochet the stitches needed for this particular project), and crocheted Connor this monster hat from Pinterest

The eye is a little messed up, but I'm overall quite pleased for a first attempt at crocheting!! Emily and Jared have already put in requests for their own monster hats. *grin*


Kaci said...

I absolutely adore everything you made. LOVE IT! Kristina's hats came out really cute too!

Betsy said...

I love seeing all your pintrest finished products! =) They all look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on everything!!! I love the owl sleep sack/hat set. Super cute! You do great work. :) I look forward to seeing what else you tackle with your new crochet skills. ;)

Kristina said...

I LOVE it all, too!! I hope it's cold tomorrow when I take Mikey to the doctor so I can put him in one of those adorable hats! My favorite is the brown and blue / teal combo...he's adorable in it! I can't wait to hear how Kaci likes the snuggle pouch - Mikey likes to be swaddled, but I'm kinda bad at it...

Shan said...

Lovely gifts from a lovely lady for some lovely ladies! Well done!