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A New Batch of Babies

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Such exciting news: two of my work colleagues announced their wives are expecting their first babies!  As a knitter this is great news and we can go through all those adorable little baby patterns that keep piling up in our pattern files.

Last time we had a crop of office babies I made the adorable duck socks from Knitty and a snuggly cap and matching booties.

Duck feet for Annabelle



Her dad says she loves these booties so much, and loved “paddling” with them.  Awwww, adorable!

Here’s Jack, wearing the little cap I knit him from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders.  Wish I had a picture of the booties, they were so cute, based upon an heirloom design from Victorian times I think.

Jack’s hat

He now weighs close to 30 pounds, what a huge little guy!  Obviously the hat no longer fits him!
For this new round of office babies there again will be a baby girl and baby boy, and I already have an idea of what to make.

For the boy, I just spotted this photo this morning in the Summer Interweave Knits Magazine, the Spud & Chloë leaf blanket.


It is just so adorable, I am really excited to make this one up.

For the girl I have a beautiful baby kimono jacket pattern from Tess, a score picked up at Stitches West years ago. I have the yarn already too, in a lovely pink/apricot hue in Tess baby sock yarn, so adorably soft and girly.

The babies are due in early September so there is plenty of time to get cracking!

What are your favorite baby projects?

4 responses »

  1. Those are all so cute! Um.. i dont have any favorite baby projects, or any baby projects at all. 🙂 when people i know have babies, i just go to the baby store and pick something out. Your way is cuter though!

  2. Barbara Small

    The pictures of the ducky booties are so cute. Even though I will never have your patience and any time, I’d just like to try sometime. You find the best projects. thanks for sharing. Now, back to the garden.

    • You used to knit, why not give it a try? I love your stories of knitting argyle socks during chem class!


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