Now that's a title!! Could that possibly mean that I haven't done this in sooooo long, that I totally forgot how? Well, hopefully not totally!! I have really been doing a lot, much of which you'll see in a moment, but life is just too busy. Besides working, and family, I am teaching a Precept Bible Study class, which really takes a lot of study time, and then I am also doing Beth Moore's Esther bible study in my Sunday School class. I have been participating in a reading program (I work at a library, and no we don't get to read a work!! :) ). All that takes a lot of time, and it seems I am a bit tired all the time!! But alas, I have been knitting. There is always time to squeeze that in!! I started the beginning of the year all excited, that I could pump out a few socks for me!! And maybe even a new purse. Then I found out a dear friend of ours, who served in Iraq during one of the more difficult times, is expecting. Well, that put me into full baby mode!! I searched and searched for the cutest things, and I think, thanks to Ravelry, found quite a few!! Here we go. First, are the cutest little baby pants on the planet. I will be making lots more of these, they are really quite simple, and fast to make. The pattern is well written
I used some Caron simply soft, and they turned out quite well. The next item is a little thing the book calls a singlet. I call it a vest. I got it from the Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders book. The pattern looks like it has a lot of steps, but is super easy and quick. I used Patons Baby Bamboo, and the look of the finished project is very professional looking. I will make this again as well. The little flower, which you saw on the pants, this vest, and will see again, is actually from this pattern. Then I made the cutest little rattle EVER!! I(remember I work at a library) saw a new book at work, and sort of quickly glanced at it. I saw this bunny rattle, and having made some toys before thought they are often a little harder and very time involved. Well, this is not. The book is latest by Erika Knight, and is called Natural Nursery Knits!! I have several of Erika's books, and this one will be next. This rattle was so easy and quick, and the patterns are so well written. She has some adorable things in this book. You really should check it out!! Lastly, are the little shoes. The pattern is by a french gal named Pruline. I found the pattern on Ravelry, and it was totally in french, but so simply written, that it is easy to translate. She did her shoes with a really fine gauge yarn, but I used a size 8 needle and CottonTots yarn for mine, and again the flower from the singlet pattern and VIOLE. The cutest shoes!! These really are simple. I also made a couple of hats, the pattern was found through Ravelry, but was from the Crochetville Forums. It is a simple crochet construction, I made two, one(ivory) using the Patons Bamboo again, and the other using some Yarn Bee Sweet Delight because it was in pink camo.
The whole gift package looks like this;
I hope she likes it. I sure had fun knitting and crocheting every stitch. As always, I thank you for visiting, and hope you come back soon. I will try not to take so long to post.