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chrislt8
06-18-2007, 03:15 PM
I am THRILLED :heart: with my very first finished object - a Baby Shower Gift Set for my nephew/niece who are having their first child this fall...I learned a lot doing it (both what I did right, and wrong and had some :think: and :pray: and :wall: and:frog:along the way!) It was knit with double strands of Lion Brand French Vanilla Microspun on size 7 needles (other than the booties - they were done single strand) and the sweater was knit in the round top down. Even learned magic loop for the booties! I adapted the hat/bootie patterns to include the same pattern that was in the sweater to make it more of a "set" Everything has been both machine washed and dried - VERY soft :yay:

Anyway, I would never have made it through without this site so thought I would share! Attaching pictures (first time I've done that - so hope the attach correctly). Thanks for being here! Chris

Mariblue
06-18-2007, 03:18 PM
That's so sweet! You've done a fabulous job, what a special gift!

Jan in CA
06-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Some little baby is going to be very lucky! It's an adorable set!

aprilbetty
06-18-2007, 04:11 PM
What an adorable set! Everything looks wonderful! Where did you find the pattern for the little bunny 'lovey'?

Susan P.
06-18-2007, 05:27 PM
I have to agree with other comments..a lovely set. I really like the hat pattern too. Your nephew/niece will be thrilled!

chrislt8
06-18-2007, 05:55 PM
Thanks all! :hug:

The pattern for the woobie was based on the Lion Brand Bunny Blanket Buddy http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?noImages=0 I wanted it to match up with the sweater, etc., so I changed it from all garter stich to borders of 5 garter stitch with the body in stockinette. I put the fiberfill in an old knee high before stuffing the head just to be sure that little fingers wouldn't be able to pull it out between the stitches. I couldn't figure out the part of the pattern for the head (knit two pieces) so I knit that portion in the round...Chris

PixieKnits
06-18-2007, 06:01 PM
great job! they all look fabulous!

Quiltlady
06-18-2007, 06:05 PM
You did a wonderful job on all of it. Is that the 5 Hr. Sweater?? :cheering:

ADAllen
06-18-2007, 06:12 PM
:heart:That is so cute!!! I love it:heart:

Duckling326
06-18-2007, 06:18 PM
Great job!!! They all look perfect!!!

redheadrachel
06-18-2007, 06:28 PM
I love it! I'm loving the idea of doing a complete set of baby stuff. My friend is pregnant and I'm trying to think of what to make her, and something like this would be just perfect. I really like how you changed stuff to make it all one cohesive set. Beautiful! :D

RMB
06-18-2007, 06:31 PM
Wow! What a wonderful gift you made. You did a very nice job.

tfs..
Rhonda

chrislt8
06-18-2007, 06:52 PM
You did a wonderful job on all of it. Is that the 5 Hr. Sweater?? :cheering:

Yes, it is the 5 Hour Sweater ... of course, it took me a LOT longer than 5 hours :roflhard:

Arielluria
06-18-2007, 07:04 PM
That is AMAZING!!!!!!!! What a great first FO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:cheering:

Debbie
06-18-2007, 07:12 PM
Wow! Beautiful!

chrislt8
06-18-2007, 08:03 PM
Thanks everyone!! :lol:

auburnchick
06-18-2007, 08:24 PM
Everything is beautiful!!!!! :inlove:

nonny2t
06-19-2007, 07:27 AM
Fabo job! That is a lucky baby!

wewantmore
06-19-2007, 08:31 AM
:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Wowza that is a fantastic set.

Michelle

KnittingNat
06-19-2007, 08:34 AM
Your first FO?:passedout::passedout::passedout:

chrislt8
06-19-2007, 09:51 AM
Thank you everyone :muah:I was pleased (and surprised!) at how it came out - figured it would be one of those "great ideas" but that I would be shopping at the mall the day before the shower :roflhard:

All your kind posts encourage me!

JoeE
06-19-2007, 09:53 AM
OMG--that's totally freakin' adorable. Great job.

flea
06-19-2007, 04:23 PM
Surely I didn't read that correctly. This project is your very first FO?!?!

Wowza, you rock.

Arielluria
06-19-2007, 04:25 PM
:woot:I agree...........I feel SOOOOOOOOO inadequate! I can't believe it's a first FO!
:muah:

Your first FO?:passedout::passedout::passedout:

Arielluria
06-19-2007, 04:28 PM
BTW, where can I get the pattern for those cute baby items you made????????

chrislt8
06-19-2007, 05:30 PM
Yes - it was my first project but it was not "planned" ! ...I decided I wanted to TRY to make something for the baby shower and bought 3 skeins of yarn, thinking a basic baby blanket...but then decided to try to make a sweater to see if I could do it. When it was finished I was so pleased with it I decided to try a hat to go with it. Of course, what's a hat & sweater w/o booties? I still had yarn left and fell across the pattern for the Woobie while surfing the net and just couldn't resist!

I don't think I would ever have had the courage to try this if I planned it all at once (especially with having to tweak the patterns, etc)...but it just sort of grew off the needles :knitting:as I went and I am so very pleased with how it all turned out :cheering:

These were the patterns (although I ended up knitting all but the booties in 2 strands of the LionBrand Microspun):

Sweater: http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt01.htm

The hat was based loosely off of this http://www.knitwits-heaven.com/soft_and_thick_baby_hat.htm but the "brim" pattern was adjusted to match the sweater

Booties: http://tangleknits.blogspot.com/ (scroll down about 1/2 way). Again, the pattern stitch at the top of the booties was changed to match the sweater

Woobie: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?noImages=0 (again, the pattern was adjusted from all garter to some garter edging with the rest in stockinette so that it matched the sweater)


Thank you all for your kind compliments :muah:The support and enthusiasm on this site is just amazing!!

ah
06-19-2007, 09:47 PM
Lovely. What a wonderful gift--I'm sure the entire set will be cherished.

samm
06-20-2007, 03:31 PM
That's a very special baby gift indeed! I love the colour, and the woobie is adorable! You did a great job on all the pieces to the set. Lucky family who will receive it! samm

chrislt8
06-20-2007, 03:40 PM
thanks everyone :aww:

Suziblues
06-20-2007, 05:19 PM
WOW! Very nice work, especially for your first time! Very lucky little baby!
I hope I can do 1/2 as good on my first baby sweater/hat.
LOVE the little blanky.

Sue

ironmaiden
06-21-2007, 09:01 AM
Wow - awesome first FOs. That microspun will be so nice for the baby - it's so soft and smooth.

aprilbetty
06-21-2007, 09:12 AM
Thanks all! :hug:

The pattern for the woobie was based on the Lion Brand Bunny Blanket Buddy http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?noImages=0 I wanted it to match up with the sweater, etc., so I changed it from all garter stich to borders of 5 garter stitch with the body in stockinette. I put the fiberfill in an old knee high before stuffing the head just to be sure that little fingers wouldn't be able to pull it out between the stitches. I couldn't figure out the part of the pattern for the head (knit two pieces) so I knit that portion in the round...Chris
I love your interpretation of the 'woobie'. Did you know that there is a knit-a-long at this thread for the Bunny Buddy? I have 3 grandchildren, and both of my daughters are pregnant now! So I hardly know what to knit first.

UnspeakableJoy
06-21-2007, 11:37 AM
:thud: OMG!

Your first FO? :notworthy:

It's BEAUTIFUL!! :thumbsup:

chrislt8
06-21-2007, 01:07 PM
I have 3 grandchildren, and both of my daughters are pregnant now! So I hardly know what to knit first.

WOW! I see lots and lots and lots of xxxin your future! :lol: I'll check out that KAL - thanks. Chris

chrislt8
06-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Your first FO? :notworthy:

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Yeah, I tend to jump into things both feet first :rollseyes: - don't always get as good results though :doh: Thanks for looking :thumbsup: Chris

Mommy22alyns
06-21-2007, 02:13 PM
Wow!!! That's one amazing first FO! :cheering::cheering:

jberry16
06-21-2007, 11:23 PM
If I received something like that for any of my babies, I'd just cry. It looks fantastic and how much love and hard work you put into it. What a lucky baby and mommy! Way to go!

chrislt8
06-21-2007, 11:45 PM
awwwww....thanks jberry :aww:

becjo
06-22-2007, 09:37 PM
It's all beautiful! That is alot of knitting happening there - be proud!

chrislt8
06-22-2007, 11:10 PM
Thanks becjo - and I must admit I am a little (abut not as much as I am astonished! LOL)

BTW, love your quote! Chris

Shandeh
06-23-2007, 01:47 AM
Excellent work! :thumbsup: