Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Baby Gift Set

I love making Baby Gift Sets. It's so much fun picking out patterns, yarn colors and then the making of it. I wish I could make a living out of it. But then again, maybe it would take the fun out of it.

Remember, the Mirabilis Baby Blanket that I made as a test knit? I knew I would find a home for the blanket. No sooner had I finished it, my friend announced her pregnancy. So, I waited until I got the baby shower invite and then used the leftover yarn to make a Owl Baby Vest and a Bear Rattle to make a complete baby gift set. I work better with a deadline.
This is my 3rd Owl Baby Vest and I still love it. That's saying a lot because I hardly ever repeat a pattern. It's because I love making new things and there is always a new challenge or pattern to try. But this pattern is quick and cute, and only takes a skein of yarn. I actually do see myself making more of these. I used worsted weight again so I could get a 12 month size.
This Bear Rattle turned out huge. In my opinion, it's too big for a baby to grasp. If I made it again, I would reduce the size of the handle part. I inserted a brass jingle bell in the head so that it will make a soft jingling sound when you shake it. Overall, I think it turned out really cute.

Pattern: Owl Baby Vest (Ravelry Link)
Needles: US 5 and US 6
Yarn: 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold

Pattern: Bunny Buddy by Vicki Howell ( Crochet Today! May/June 2009 issue), shorten the ears to make the bear.
Hook: 3.75 mm (F)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold, small amount

26 comments:

Jackie said...

what a lovely baby shower gift.

Framces said...

The baby shower gifts is so cute, I love it very much! :)

Ulla V. said...

I can't think of a better gift for a mom to be. I love it when people put their heart and work into making something - just like you. :))

Micki said...

Super cute!

Kirsten said...

What an adorable set! Very sweet.

knithound brooklyn said...

that's a wonderful baby set! How many skeins did it take for everything?

CelticCastOn said...

What an adorable set! Love the rattle, its so unique.

rhymeswithspoon said...

what a lovely set! (and i never tire of seeing that little owl vest...so cute!)

Sharon said...

Adorable set. Did the center of the blanket block out flat? I like the pattern but worry about blocking it.

Knitterella said...

Wow! It turned out really, REALLY cute!!! Love it! and the color

Salihan said...

You're such a good friend! This is a lovely gift set for her and I especially love the way you have embroidered the face on the teddy. It looks like it's sleeping peacefully. -me@salihan.com

Hannah said...

Too cute! Of course I'm particularly drawn to the softie, but the whole outfit is just adorable.

Muddling Through said...

What a great set for a new baby! I know the Mom is thrilled.

sue said...

All beautiful and a great color too. The rattle is very cute and I am sure when the baby grows it will be able to play with it.

claudine said...

Very cute set, Oiyi! I think that owl vest is a great pattern... I've seen quite a few of them and I still love it every time I see them.

rohanknitter said...

That is a really adorable set!! I love the color, too.

kim said...

I love it! The set is cute. The rattle, I agree, is a bit large, but I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Rebekah said...

Adorable set! I love the baby ring.

I wish you could find a way to make money selling these sets. You always make the cutest baby stuff

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

I just love those vests!!!

Ravenhill said...

Your bear rattle is the cutest!!! Happy knitting to you! You certainly have been making the prettiest things!

Judy said...

Fantastico! I love this! Great gift! Ahh, this is one lucky baby!

Rima said...

You are awesome. This is one of my favorite colors. And one more owl vest! As someone already said, one lucky baby!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful gift - the vest is adorable, and I love the rattle. You are really a very nice friend!

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Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Oh So Cute! I love love love the orange - and the owl pattern! Yes! A fabulous vest for sure. A winning set all around.

Sam said...

These are gorgeous. Great colour, and I'm loving the rattle.