Monday, June 05, 2006

PancakeBaby gifts...

My dear friend Pancake Goddess is expecting sweet baby boy #4 very soon. I saw it as a good excuse to knit some tiny things.

I had asked if she needed any wool soakers, since I loved making those when my M. was still in cloth diapers. She told me that she didn't have any small sizes, so I created this one, altering the patter from Fern & Fairie to make it completely knit on circulars and with no grafting!!! (Ask if you want me to type in the alterations...) I knit it in natural Fisherman's wool:

and then dyed it with Wilton's leaf green. Finally, I embroidered some (lame-looking) bugs on the front and back:



Pancake Goddess laughs at me for my love of knitting socks, so I really thought her new baby should have a pair of baby socks (NOT booties--these are socks!):


And shortly after I'd completed the soaker, Pancake Goddess mentioned a pattern she'd found for a newborn soaker sack type thing. Essentially, it's a soaker that is open at the bottom like those newborn gowns so you can just lift it up for diaper changes. We both agreed that $10 for a pattern to knit a tube didn't make sense, so I improvised and made a soaker tube out of the Fisherman's natural, then dyed it with a mix of Wilton blue shades. Pancake goddess will have to tell me how it works, cuz I totally improvised on the waist size and length...

7 comments:

Stefaneener said...

You are such a great friend! Maybe if I'd been on the ball, I'd still be using cloth for #4. Something had to give!

I can't see anything but the last picture, and I want to see those socks!

Stefaneener said...

Never mind, I relocated and saw them. Those socks rock!

Tracey said...

I saw your blog on the dye-o-rama thing and wanted to comment that I LOVE the soakers! Both the one with the leg holes, and the one that you just lift up!!!

Rawmilkstar said...

Blogger wouldn't let me comment yesterday, so I'm trying again today. Those wee little socks are SOOOOO adorable!! Beautiful work on all!!

Brianne said...

I seemed to have lost your email address, but I just got in from a very long weekend of working and got it. Oh heart of hearts it's beyond wonderful. Thank you so much. I just love the sock yarns. I would like to thank you some more not in the comment section. I'm terribly sorry.

pancake goddess said...

Lucky Pancake Baby! And lucky me, I get to look at these cuties on the shelf every day until the peanut comes (take your time, PB) I can't begin to tell you how lovely those blues are in person, on the tube-y soaker.

Dar said...

Hey, can you email me the adaptations you made on the soaker pattern? My local single mama friend is due in a month and I want to knit her one...

It's very cute!