Wednesday, 13 June 2012

For A Little Girl

A little girl is to be born soon and I have knitted a jacket and a bonnet for her. I never seem to finish my presents and always come up with just a little extra. In this case it was a knitted bird  - and it sort of completes the set. I also found a play suitcase to put it all in. It is going to be so much fun to give away.

Every one says it is so easy and quick to knit baby clothes.

But on the most I had as much stitches on my needle as for a grown up jacket. Tiny needles and thin yarn. I do not consider myself as a slow knitter but I actually spent about 70 hours on this.


But I am very happy about how it came out in the end. After washing and blocking it looks so nice and cute.

I had to frog my first attempt on the jacket - using a bad yarn from Dale. It was splitting and got fuzzy so I changed to Sandnes Lanett and that did the trick.

I like a tight knit - it gives a better stitch definition and keep the garment better looking over time. That made the stitch pattern a little fiddling, but it is so special and it looks nice.

Giving knitted things away is always scary - did it came out as it should?

Does it look good enough to give away? All those thoughts and all the time it takes to come to the point: It is ok, it looks good enough and I have a good feeling about giving it away. Familiar??

I hope the little girls parents will be happy about the set, and that it gives a little girl comfort in her first days.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Sandnes Lanett (set), Dale Falk and Drops Karisma (bird)
Needles: 2mm (set), 3mm (bird)
Size: 3 months
PatternBaby setFree bird pattern
Other materials: Buttons, silk ribbon
Ravelry linkLittle Baby



20 comments:

  1. Sooo adorable! I too find baby garments quite a lot of work, and I think working with the thin needles is more straining on the hands.

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    1. Thank you Nina Lise - lovely to hear that its just not me!!

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  2. Hvor er det altså et fint sæt du har lavet,kender godt fornemmelsen om er det nu godt nok det man har lavet,og det ER dit ihvertfald,godt du skiftede garnet ud med et du er tilfreds med,ellers havde du bare ærgret dig,og arbejdet med at strikke er altså mere hyggeligt når der bruges lækkert garn

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    1. Tusind tak Gitte - ja, dårlig garn er det ikke værd at bruge tid til!!!

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  3. It is so sweet of you to knit such a beautiful gift. I do understand your hesitation about a give-away. (will they like it ? will the baby wear it ?) But, when I recieve a handmade gift, I treasure it, and think of how people have spend some of their precious free time constructing something for me. So, I know these lucky parents will think that of you, and adore the skillful present for their little daughter!

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    1. Thank you so much Rozemie!!! You made me very happy!!

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  4. For et nydelig sett! Her blir det nok noen glade mottagere :) Men er enig med deg, det tar sin tid selv om det er smått. Er derfor så glad nå når jeg kan strikke i tykkere garn til barnebarna, da går det raskere :) Brukte opp siste rest med babygarn som jeg hadde liggende på 2 ullbukser i dobbel tråd bare for å bli kvitt det ;))

    Ha en fin og kreativ onsdag!

    Klem fra nord

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    1. Tusen takk Desiree!!! Lurt å strikke dobbelt - det skal jeg huske på!!! Håper du har det bra - og nyter kaffen!!

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  5. Love that bird! Soooo cuuute!

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  6. Ååå, for et nydelig babysett! Jeg vedder på at foreldrene til den lille blir veldig glad for gaven. Så eksklusivt og omtenksomt med hjemmelaga strikk. Kjempesøtt med den fuglen som tilbehør! Stadig like imponert over deg og dine strikkerier! :-) Ha en fin ettermiddag!

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    1. Tusen takk Britt - for en oppmuntring!!!

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  7. Lone, this is priceless!!! I would love this, and I don't have a baby girl! Beautiful! Words can't describe how precious this set is! How special! Hugs ;o) I love the bird sooooooooooooooooooo much!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - such kind words!!

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  8. Nydelig sett til en kommende liten prinsesse. Min erfaring er at de fleste blir veldig takknemlige for hjemmestrikkede gaver. :)

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  9. I'm sure the parents will be so happy to receive this beautiful sweater and hat set! The little bird ornament is just adorable, too. I hope they save it for when the baby grows up--I am sure she will cherish it for her own child someday!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie - your comment made me very happy!!!!

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  10. Sweet Set, for a baby girl
    love the bird.!

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