Cuddlesome cardigan for Baby BAM

 

Sadly I didn’t manage to make any of BB’s Christmas presents this year. I had hoped to finish the stripey cardigan I was making in time, but we were just into the New Year by the time it was done. Still, on the plus side, it did mean that I had time to do a little photoshoot with one happy and cooperative baby girl!20160105_110641This is the third time I’ve used Louise Tilbrook’s wonderful Fuss Free Baby Cardigan pattern (which is free to download from Ravelry), and this time I added an extra few stitches to the larger size to accommodate BB’s every expanding portly little tum! I used Drops Cotton Merino DK, which feels gorgeous. I hope it washes well!

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Having had experience wrestling a squirmy baby in and out of numerous cardigans, I can really appreciate the practicality of short sleeved ones, especially now she is endlessly gnawing on her hands. Everything goes straight in her mouth!

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Baby BAM’s first Christmas was absolutely wonderful (assuming you ignore my Christmas Eve meltdown – but that’s practically an annual tradition anyway!) I opted to use Attic24’s snowflake pattern to decorate BB’s stocking, along with an improvised snowflake of my own. It turned out quite well, and I’m looking forward to getting it out and hanging it up again next year!

I made a set of three snowflakes for one of my best friends to hang on her tree too.Β Sorry the photos aren’t brilliant, but I’m not sure what is more surprising: that I managed to get any pictures or that I had time to make them at all!

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Thanks to my talented family, BB never misses out when it comes to hand made presents. This picture shows her with a beautiful cardigan and blanket, both made by my very talented sister-in-law Paula.20160109_121820 copyI’m going to have a go at making a cardigan with this pattern, which is called Entrechat, just as soon as I finish this post – baby permitting!

I can’t end this post without mentioning the beautiful dress and shawl my mum made for BB’s christening, or the cobweb-like hat my sister Katie knitted. Sadly my photos from the day itself don’t really do them justice, and I don’t have any pictures of the gorgeous quilt my sister Jenny made for her either! So as soon as I get the time, light and cooperative enough baby, I will take some good photos. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!


 

Beth

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