Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby Gifts for Evelyn

I went to a baby shower last weekend and this was the baby set I made for the baby-to-be, Evelyn. Bubby Bear was a big hit. Everyone was in awe that I made the bear. I got a request from one of the guests there for a Bubby Bear for herself and she is an adult. The funny thing is that she is a knitter, but she said that she has never knitted a toy before. If you missed it, click HERE to read my post from last week about Bubby Bear and to see more photos. I was able to knit everything with only 2 balls of yarn.This is the second time that I made these Simple Shoes and I love them. They are easy and quick with no seaming involved. I held the yarn doubled by grabbing the yarn from each end out of one ball of yarn. I used smaller size needles and it produced a stiffer fabric. Since it was stiffer, she can keep the shoes unrolled so the baby can wear the shoes as boots if she wants to.This is called the "5 hour Baby Sweater". There was no way I could knit this in only 5 hours, but it was a quick knit (maybe I should time myself next time). It really flys off the needles and it took only one ball of yarn. The sweater is knit in one piece, top down. I made it completely seamless by knitting the sleeves in the round with DPN's.
I liked knitting this sweater so much, I started a second sweater for another pregnant friend in a different color. Of course, I will have to find the time to make one for Melody, too. But gifts are a priority right now. I also have a 3rd friend to knit for and haven't decided on what to make yet.

Pattern: All Free Patterns: Quickie ("5-hour") Baby Sweater, Simple Shoes (PDF Link, Bubby Bear
Needles: US 10½ / 6.5 mm (Sweater), US 8 / 5.0 mm DPN's (Simple Shoes), US 5 / 3.75 mm DPN's (Bubby Bear)
Yarn: 2 balls of Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" in color: Beige 123
Notes: One ball of yarn was used for the sweater and the other ball was used for the bear and the shoes. I knitted the shoes with the yarn held doubled.
Click HERE for more pictures of Bubby Bear.

38 comments:

kawaii crafter said...

the sweater looks great, I can see why you started knitting a second one

hetty said...

That's a great little sweater. The socks are cute too! And little Bubby Bear! Wow! I can see why others would want you to make them one!

Jennie said...

Lovely set for a baby, the boots are too cute.

rohanknitter said...

What an adorable set!

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RiverCitySTL said...

What a beautiful gift set! Thanks for the links, I'm adding the entire set to my to do list!

Micki said...

Cute baby set! I love the natural/brown color combo.

Natalie said...

So beautiful and so generous... very nice.

flanthrower said...

what an adorable set! I think I knit a bubby bear in the past but wasn't nearly as happy with the results. Maybe I'll have to try again with different yarn.

Rebekah said...

This is so darling! I love the color yarn that you used...I think I'm becoming a neutral lover lately : )

What a great gift for your friend!

amandajean said...

such a great gift set!

caitlyn said...

Such lovely gifts!!!

Cakespy said...

This is just too adorable. How lucky is the recipient!?

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Oh !!! These items are gorgeous. You did a beautiful job.

Rima said...

As always, beautiful! And all that stuff with just two balls of yarn...great job!

Lisa said...

The whole set is so cute & pretty! I especially like the sweater.

Priscilla said...

That is a adorable little set. And that bear is really cute! Those booties are so tiny!

Agnes said...

I love that photo of the whole set ... the feeling is so sweet! And the colour is such a feel-good colour too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Those are to die for. Love the off white, too. Its so sweet and clean looking without being white. I adore all of it. Your work is pristine.

chicchicbaby said...

What a lovely sweater!! I wish I can knit too.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Those are all adorable. I love the little boots... so cute!

Danielle said...

You are such a fabulous knitter, and you're still chugging along even with a tiny infant to care for! You are truly amazing :) I love that sweater, I might need to think about using that pattern too thanks for the link!

Marisa said...

Oiyi,
Your tiny sweater is adorable! Love the matching booties and bear. Your work is as amazing as ever. That new baby is too cute and adorable. I would sit and stare at her all day. Just like a living doll! So sweet. Huge congrats to you and your family. She's amazing.

Marcia said...

I've made that sweater, but yours looks very classic in those colors. I love the idea of the booties and just printed them out. The bear really puts the whole thing over the top. Thanks for the inspiration and the links.

Nettie said...

That is very elegant looking. What a special little gift set to give away.

I'm glad your little bundle lets you have time to knit and blog, it's great to hear from you.

shannon said...

What a gorgeous baby gift. Bubby Bear is too cute!

lovestitches said...

so cute and economical too!

*karen said...

Oh my goodness, how can you knit so much and so quickly? Don't you have a baby to watch?!

Marianne said...

You did a great job Oiyi !!!

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable. I love the colour and the style is beautiful. It's my favourite thing seeing little babies in knitted outfits.
Melx

BitterSweet said...

Wow, is this the best gift ever or what? The cuteness of the stuffed bear by itself could melt anyone's heart, so I can only imagine how it will look in a baby's hand!

Rae said...

What a gorgeous set! I LOVE that all the patterns are free, too (: Also, congratulations on your beautiful baby!

nova said...

Oh, that is the sweetest little set for a baby! I love the shoes especially!

Knitcrazy said...

Awwwwwww What an adorable set you made there!!!
What yarn did you use ???

Purnima Palkar - Solapurkar said...

Really inspiring.. Your blog makes me think about taking up knitting again..:)

Susan said...

Really cute! I like that it's not pink, you get so much of that.

bunbun said...

This set is so beautiful. I really love the brown bow on the sweater. I think dark brown and beige together is so pretty!

filambulle said...

This baby set is the prettiest.

Melody is a beauty. The photos of her monthiversary are amazing. I wish her a happy month and a half-iversary and hope you are healing well. (I have had three c-sections. I know it can be long and painful.)

Oh and the elephant is so cute! Now I want to knit some for my kids too!