Baby cardigan and the benefits of deadlines!

I started to knit this cardigan last summer. But then I got distracted with other knitting and crochet projects and forgot about it for a while. Also, the baby arrived in October so not so much free time since then!  πŸ˜ So when I went back to this project to finish it I realised it would be too big for next winter or fall, so I had to finish it quick! And then I did. So it must be true, when you have deadlines you find the time to finish stuff! πŸ˜‚ It worked in this case.

Pattern bought on ravelry, it’s called Snug (link)

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It’s difficult to have time to knit or crochet when you have a small baby but…

… with bits done here and there I completed my first crochet rattle!

First it looked like this:

(And this bit was done by the end of February….) Looks like a microphone!! X-)

And finally yesterday I made it look like a Fox:

I think it’s pretty cool, but I’m sure all that bubba will want to do is try to eat it! 

I’m now working on another one, that will be a frog (hopefully….)

Patterns from here.

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Easy crochet baby boots

 

I found some easy and cute baby boots on Pinterest, so decided to adapt the pattern to crochet and here is how they turned up:

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Here are the instructions:

(All stitches were half double crochet stitches)

 

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Then sew it all together:

A1 with B1, A2 with B2, ans both Cs with D

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This gives you boots for 1-3 month baby, approximately. I suppose it is easy to “scale-up” but havenΒ΄t tried yet…

Now you can go and make as many variations as you want πŸ™‚

Some examples made by  me:

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Why not have a mismatched pair of boots?? πŸ™‚

 

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Basic grey and blue – for a boy

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I like the detail in Red πŸ™‚

 

Baby Shower M&m

Now that Baby M is here, so are the photos of her Baby Shower! πŸ™‚

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I just love the Hot air balloon theme! Couldn’t wait anymore to organise a party with this theme… So baby m and mummy M wet the “lucky ones” πŸ˜€

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Mummy M best friend did this beautiful “diaper cake” in the shape of a stroller, with many sweet gifts on it:

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I think Mummy M and Daddy F will have a good time changing diapers during the nights:

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**** Thanks M for letting us prepare the party at your place! ***

Who’s next?? Any suggestions for party themes?