Just a short post to share some gifts I made for my friend's baby boy. First of all, the adorable Aviatrix hat, the 4th I've made - such an great pattern. The pattern is free on Ravelry.
To match, a pair of bootees using the Saartje's Bootees pattern, also free on Ravelry and the third time I've made them. The straps seem a little fiddly but are actually quite straightforward to make, and hopefully should be relatively secure. You may note my use of a neutral colour (it's a lovely soft merino wool) with the blue buttons, added when I found out the baby's gender. Clever, huh?
I also made this kitty:
The pattern is from Sue Havens' 'Make Your Own Toys' book. It was really pretty quick to make and is a great way to use scraps - there are pieces of my houndstooth NL6000 here, my cord Beignet, my green Rooibos, and an off cut of a green wool skirt I shortened plus some extra pieces of fat cord, which I thought would be nice and tactile.
It was the first project I made from the book but I can see it's going to be a favourite for baby gifts. A lot of the projects are on the 'weird-cute' side and I was slightly worried that the result might be 'Frankenstein's Cat', but I think he's turned out well. It's also quicker than knitting a toy from scratch.
Haas anyone else made anything from this book? I haven't seen it on any other blogs so do let me know if you'd like me to share some more information about it.