Have y’all used the new Bundle feature in Ravelry? I love it! I started a New Favorites to help me keep up with all the projects I want to knit, including two (more – the blue blanket still has a l o n g way to go!) for the baby.
|you can see the details on Ravelry here|
That Star Blanket is in the same book that the blue blanket is. I’m thinking about knitting it in Berroco Vintage (the pattern calls for a DK weight yarn) so it ends up a little bigger (and it comes in a beautiful gray that I know Katie loves).
And I want to knit a bear. I don’t think I’ve ever knit a toy before, but I’ve helped a few of my students with Ysolda’s patterns; that’s her bear Otto on the right. I recall it being a bit fiddle-y to get all the pieces seamlessly attached (in other words, we picked up lots of stitches) in the right spots and the face took a couple of tries. I found Vera this morning and based on the project gallery photos and comments, I think it’s a winner. If any of y’all have knit bears, do share! (or even if you haven’t, I’d still love to know your thoughts on good bear patterns!)
9 thoughts on “New Favorites | Baby Boy Edition.”
Those are all so cute!
I did a monkey from Susan B Anderson's book with self striping sock yarn it was smallish but I loved how the self striping worked. The giraffes were fun too, would like to do the rabbit and other toys [at some point!]
I've knit more than a few toys. Very cute — but pretty much always futzy. (The good ones, at least.) I think Vera is a darling bear! I'd knit that if I had a grandchild on the way, for sure.
I've only knit one bear pattern and I chose it because it didn't have six pieces to fussily sew together: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harry-bear It's written for fuzzy Chinchilla (discontinued) but maybe you could find another appropriate yarn. It's cute, and only two pieces!
Baby Bobbi Bear by Blue Sky Alpacas is a cute bear pattern. I also love all of Susan Anderson's toy patterns. I love that Star Blanket pattern as well! Can't wait to see what you make!
I saw that you had favorited that Vera bear on Ravelry and that gal spoke to me when I saw her! We've got a mother and a couple of cubs roaming the neighborhood in Gardner right now. I think I'll tell them she should be called Vera!
Vera is very cute. You have so many great patterns to chose from and I know you're going to have a whole lot of fun knitting for the grandbaby!
I'm afraid I don't have any pattern suggestions, but Vera is adorable. I will look forward to seeing which one you choose. : )
Lucky baby boy! Wish I could offer some advice Looking fwd to the finished projects…Cheers~
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