Monday, June 13, 2011

A Nautical Theme for a baby ...

Finished and ready for a baby shower. IMG_4870

I tried to use every bit of the yarn up that I could. Not my original plan but I just kept adding to it. So of course there has to be booties.
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A hat of course.
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And before you ask about the book ... well the guests invited to the shower had been asked to each bring a book since the Mom is a school teacher and believes in reading to children every day. (which I agree with) So we're starting her out with her baby's first books. Of course I looked for something about knitting!!

Yes, there's a sweater ...
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With buttons that go with the nautical theme ...
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You see, Mom & Dad don't want to know if their baby is a boy or girl until after he/she is born. So they're decorating in Navy blue and Pink whales since they live only a few streets from the ocean. I love pink whales!

Here's the blanket that started it all ...
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No you're not seeing things either. There's a little more pink left over to make a toy ...
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A pink whale!!

What a fun set it was to knit.
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I used Cascade Ultra Pima for the yarn and all the details are on my Ravelry pages if you want to know what patterns I used.

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Now I'm on to other things ...

Another shawl anyone??

5 comments:

Kim said...

That just takes my breath away! What a gorgeous set!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous set. I fell in love with the first photo and each individual one got better.
And yes I would ask about the book, two of my favourites, Christmas and knitting. Now I have to find my own copy

Jennifer said...

Oh my! What an extremely generous gift! Everything is so perfect and beautiful.

yulianknits said...

Reading to kids is AWESOME! Especially when they actually pay attention... I love the set. Pink whales!!!

Sue said...

Oh what a gorgeous set you made. Love the nautical theme too. What a fantastic idea about the books too. I read to my children all the time when they were little and they love reading now.