Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Knit, knit, knit

Well the little fella has arrived (and is totally adorable).  I won't say more online except to say all is well and I am a very proud auntie, my new nephew is a cute as a button and my sister is a super mummy!

To welcome him into the world I've been knitting some little bits and bobs for him.  Now, I'm no expert knitter to say the least.  I can barely do knit and purl so I am really pleased with how they came out. Anyway, I much prefer plain knits to fancy, fussy knits, especially for a boy. What do you think of them?

A little beanie hat - he also has one of these in cream.

Some very dinky little booties. A snazzy red pair are in progress!

A little pom pom hat.  

Now very quick tip, if you are making pom poms don't go faffing with all those bit of cardboard circles cut from cereal packets - get yourself a clover pom pom maker - most clever little gadget I've bought in years.  Even my other nephew and brother-in-law were impressed with the mechanics of it! Boys and their toys...

Finally I wanted to make a blanket.  I got the pattern free from here.  I used the Mary's blanket pattern.  As it is for a preemie it is only small but it fits perfect in the moses basket or for wrapping over his little legs in the car seat or when you are holding him.  My sister liked it anyway and it was so satisfying to make it. Here it is folded up:

I think I'll have to make one for their hospital appeal as a thank you for the pattern.

I hope you card-makers out there aren't too bored (I did warn you in my blurby bit that I do like all crafts!).  I'll get back to posting some cards next time as I have a few made up ready to photograph.

Until next time!

Helen x


Karen said...

ooh super cute Hels, and isn't this mad blog world of ours about crafts and not just paper crafts so tis lovely to see what you have made for your sis! hope all is well and i really hope to see you soon, have missed you! loads hugs to you and your clan Karen x

Anonymous said...

Helen, they are absolutely stunning and the blanket was so nice. Will it size up to an adult size?! <>
xxx R xxx