Monday, August 11, 2008

FO: Oatmeal for Henry

I'm so excited to get this wrapped up and shipped out, but I couldn't let it go without first sharing it here. I had originally only planned on the sweater, but there was some leftover yarn, so I just *had* to knit a little something extra. I certainly hope little Henry will be able to use at least one if not both of these, come this winter in Massachusetts. I certainly had fun knitting them for him!

Oatmeal - the sweater
Pattern: Get Ziggy by annypurls
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic (100% certified organic merino wool) in 7100 (Oatmeal) - less than 2 skeins
Needles: US6 and US8

I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. I'd definitely recommend this one for a baby in your life. The pattern was well-written, and it so quick to knit. Seaming took me a while, but then again, I am a slow seamer, so take that with a grain of salt. This was my first time working with O-Wool, and I loved it. I will definitely use it again.

With some of the leftover yarn, I decided to knit a little something to go along with the sweater. I couldn't easily approximate just how much yarn there was leftover - would it be enough for booties? Perhaps, but not seemingly. A hat? Maybe. But I decided on a little (and I mean little) pair of mittens. I mean, baby mittens - how cute!

Oatmeal - the mittens
Pattern: Mittens (Ravelry link) from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic (100% certified organic merino wool) in 7100 (Oatmeal) - way less than 1 skein
Needles: US4 and US6

Not much to say about these besides the fact that they are super duper cute.

...and on a final note, speaking of babies, Julia's little guy seems almost as eager to join us as we are to meet him! J, I'm thinking about you (and the puppy pads - thanks, M). ;) Just give me the word and I'm there!

19 comments:

craftoholic said...

So cute! Did you like knitting with this yarn? It looks wonderfully soft and squishy.

Mouse said...

Ooh.. what a beautiful little sweater! I love the color.

Anny said...

It looks glorious! Glad you enjoyed the pattern ;0)

Tami said...

The sweater turned out great.

Lolly said...

This is so sweet! It is done so well, and will look great on the little guy :)

Kate said...

The sweater looks wonderful! And those mittens are too cute :)

knitzalot said...

That sweater is really cute! I'm sure the baby in question will look adorable in it.

jillian said...

The cuteness! Oh my. Those knits are both adorable!!

Madge said...

Look at that killer finishing job. Well done. Love the cable. And those mittens are so wee and cute.

You rock the baby knit, grrl.

tiennie said...

I think these are so wonderful! Amazing job!

Lick My Sticks said...

OMG, I love that!! That's going on my already daunting Ravelry queue post haste!!

tentenknits said...

ahh that sweater is adorable!! too cute! and those baby mittens...i love it! those little hands! cute! :-)

Disentangled said...

i'll say it again...mom is going to flip when she opens that gift! so adorable! great job :-)

mle said...

Those mittens are just precious! of course the sweater is absolutely gorgeous with those cables!

elli said...

Lovely!

kim said...

OMG, that girl with the inhalents! I feel kind of bad, actually, for snarking on her. She seemed to have some seriously problems, but she was so damn obnoxious that I couldn't help myself. I'M WALKING. ON. SUNSHINE!

The baby goods are extremely adorable, btw. I love the oatmeal color, and they are classy. Unlike huffers of computer dust remover, these are made of win.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

OMG! I love this set. Absolutely yummy. If I didn't already have three wonderful generous gifts from you I'd be begging for more. Dis is sure to make out like a bandit when she gets showered!

f. pea said...

Adorable! I've been wanting to try the O-wool.

mames said...

ack. so cute. i need to find some folks that live in a cold climate so that i can knit a nice warm piece like that. i am adding those patterns to my queue just in case.

hope all the wedding bits are coming together well. maybe we can meet up in a few weeks to sit, talk and knit (so much to talk about when it comes to pollan, just you wait).