Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Little Sophisticate

We’re still waiting for the little one (two weeks to my due date!), but I have another baby knit to show off. This is the Baby Sophisticate pattern, and I’m totally in love.  This is the 6-12 month size, but other Ravelers said it runs small. I hope this will be just the right size for the baby in the fall. I’m already excited about fall walks in the park with the little one!


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Since our baby is due in May, Kara and I thought it would be fun to take one last trip, a “babymoon”, before we got too close to the big day and our lives change forever.  We wanted to go somewhere a bit warmer than Boston, but we didn’t need to do the beach thing.  Since we have never been to New Orleans, we thought we’d give it a try.  Just the place to take a pregnant lady, right?

Kara and Baby in New Orleans!

We had planned the trip weeks in advance, and little did we know that the Saints would be playing in the NFC championship game the weekend we were in town!  It electrified the city and made a fun weekend even better.

See more pics and learn more about our trip, after the jump.

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Big News: We’re Pregnant!

Our regular readers (if we have any?!) may have noticed that we haven’t been posting much in the last few months.  This isn’t because we’re lazy (or at least not just because we’re lazy).  It’s because we’ve been busy preparing for the arrival of our new baby!  Kara is due in May, and we’re going to wait till the big day to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl. 

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This post is a double-whammy: baby gift ideas and my first two contributions to Use It Up. A good friend from grad school is having a baby girl, so I made her the Interweave Knits Baby Kimono and a pair of Better than Booties Baby Socks. (Ravelry links)

Baby Kimono

Baby socks
Knits Details

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Cute Baby Gift Idea

I have another friend who is due to have a baby in the next four or five weeks, and I just came across this beautiful embroidered alphabet on Orange Flower Patterns via Whip Up. Isn’t it cute? I have some nice muslin to use as the background, and a cute floral to use as the binding.

I’ve never used freezer paper to print on fabric, but it seems like such a great idea! In the past I’ve struggled to transfer embroidery patterns. I use the iron transfer pen, but sometimes it doesn’t leave a complete image. Hopefully this will end all my transfer troubles, and I can embroider to my heart’s content.

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When I found out that one of my best friends from high school was having a baby with his fiancee, I was soooo excited. My friend has been living in Alaska for the past 6 years, and is a rugged wilderness man. I was excited to make cute clothes for a future mountain baby!
Tiny baby cargo pants!

The first thing any little mountain man needs is a pair of cargo pants with plenty of pockets to store important essentials like survival gear (or pacifiers, I don’t judge). This adorable pattern from the Summer ’05 Knitty were just too cute not to make.  I also made little baby Milo a matching hat, since it gets cold in the mountains.



This hat is a pretty basic pattern, but I think it came out pretty cute. I hope his parents love it!

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Continuing the parade of baby knits, I wanted to show you this beautiful cardigan. Another baby gift that I completed for a coworker last October was the Diamond Seed Baby Jacket from Interweave Knits.

This pattern has the making of a true family heirloom. The pattern gets a little tedious by the end, but I am in love with the results. It’s slick and classic looking.

Since I didn’t know the gender of the baby, I knit this in Knitpicks Risatta in green and used red buttons. The yarn is spongy and soft, but still showed the pattern with good definition.
I’ve seen pictures of the gift recipient (a little boy) in the sweater, and he looks adorable!

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