Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's Finished and It's Cute!

Just a quick post to show you the finished baby cardigan. I am very pleased with it and very glad that I pushed myself to try a new pattern for the bottom half. Usually I just continue in straight rows. Although, the pattern for the bottom half takes a lot of yarn and thus this little piece has taken about 6 50gm balls of yarn to complete, usually I get away with just over 3 balls. I'm not sure what aged baby it would fit, I think maybe about 12- 18 months. I made the arms very long so that the child won't grow out of it too quickly, when it's younger we can just roll the sleeves back in the manner you can see in the photo.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another Baby Cardigan, but with a Twist, or More so a 'wave'

Yes I am at it again crocheting baby cardigans for a baby that has not even been concieved yet. But this time I got a bit more adventerous and incorporated a different pattern for the bottom half. It takes forever to grow, 2 rows = 1 cm but I think it´s worth it! Here are some update photos.Hope everyone had a great weekend I did and even spent some of it crocheting on the subway in Berlin hehehehe people dont seem to care which is good but one lady asked to look and she spoke in German. She saw that it was for a baby and said something I just shook my head to say yes because I had no clue what she was saying later Axel told me she was congratulating me on being pregnant Oops! hehehehe oh well. I should probably tell people I dont uncerstand rather than pretending I do.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lena´s First Birthday Present

I got some great 4 ply yarn from one of the Saturday markets last week with the intention of making a baby cardigan for our ´someday´baby. I asked Axel to choose some yarn that he thought could be for a boy or girl and he chose this great yellow ball with specks of green, pink, red and blue.

Having completed it though I realised it was quite big and probably for a 1 year old not a new born. I could wait and keep it for when our future baby turns 1 or is big enough for it but then I thought why should it wait that long to be worn, Axel´s niece is turning 1 next week she would look great in it and it goes with the t-shirt we already got her. So alas the cardigan is now packed for Lena´s birthday and I will just have to keep on making others for our ´future´kids. We are that eager to make some but waiting until a better financial time. pooey also I don´t want to be pregant in my wedding dress.

Here are some photos of the cardigan...

Happy May Day to all the Germans reading this! Have a great weekend everyone.