yarn along - and what i finished!


through the yarn along posts it might seem i cast on a lot, but never finish, which is why i try to weave in some finished projects into the link up from time to time, even though i am not technically knitting them anymore. so as i mentioned i finished two projects during our vacation week, both quick and easy baby knits. first the pants i had cast on already at home. i stuck with the stockinette stitch and then threw in a little garter stitch with a contrasting colour at the end. i love how they turned out.


and this adorable little cardigan, from the book More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts it's a very well written pattern, so easy to follow. it does involve seaming at the end of the project, which i'm not very fond of, but this cardi is so wee i didn't really mind that much. the yarn is The Fibre Company's Terra in the colour Redwood. now i really need to go and get some buttons, there are still some missing on this piece as well.


and what a bonus, the cardigan and the pants go very well together too!

there is nothing on my needles right now (gaaahh! can you believe it?) but i have one skein of that gorgeous terra yarn left, so Ravelry here i come... not sure what i might knit with one skein except for a hat or socks/booties. any ideas?


the little man and i have been reading some farm related books and a cute book for children about local birds. my husband and i have become very enthusiastic bird watchers on our holiday, so i guess there will be more reading in that direction in the future!
joining ginny's yarn along again today. what are you knitting and reading?

22 comments:

KatEzat said...

Lovely baby things... :)

We've got a little family of Great Tits that visit our balcony.

Love 'em :)

Swanski said...

The baby outfit is sweet and they do match!! You need to cast on something anything soon!!

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Oh, single skeins can be such a challenge for me. I am curious to see what you pick. The outfit is precious and compliments each other quite well.

Danielle Quarmby said...

So cute! A little baby hat would be adorable too, but then I have a thing for hats and beanies...

We have kookaburras, magpies, rosellas and cockatoos around here. Plus some smaller birds like mini minors.

ericaceae said...

The pants and the cardigan- both adorable!

Craftysquirrel said...

oooh cute cute cute, I've looked at that book More last minute knitted gifts and the first one but only online so was reluctant to buy either as did not know if I would use - but cardigan is great so might take a risk and buy it. cheers

Craftysquirrel said...

oooh cute cute cute, I've looked at that book More last minute knitted gifts and the first one but only online so was reluctant to buy either as did not know if I would use - but cardigan is great so might take a risk and buy it. cheers

Jen said...

Love the baby knitting cuteness!

Ellen said...

Your little one will be well outfitted. So precious. I love the variegated yarn of the pants.

Jen said...

Sooo sweet! I really love the little pants! My husband put up a bird feeder over the winter. My new hobby is sitting at the kitchen table watching them. I'm getting very good at identifying whose who out there :-)

steph said...

such cute little baby things!!!!

but you really need SOMETHING on your needles!!!

A Faithful Journey said...

The baby things are adorable! I love the bottom of the pants...very nice!!
Seeing baby things constantly reminds me that I NEED to get a move on it and get something knitted for my little one due in July! :)

Heather said...

Oh my! That is some cute baby gear! I love the pants, and the color of the little cardi!

Tonya said...

So adorably cute! Makes me wish I knitted...I'd like to whip up a cardigan like that for myself! And in that color!

Becks said...

The outfit is so cute, I love that bunt orange colour. Hmm what to do with single skeins a matching hat or bootees perhaps?

xx

Mama Gone Green said...

what a great outfit!

simona said...

everything looks so cute! and the buttons will only make them even cuter!

Lori ann said...

oh such beautiful knits! you did a lovely job, and that yarn! oh my!

Angela said...

The books are adorable and your knits are simply gorgeous! I need to take another look at More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I missed that cardi. Btw I absolutely adore that abc print. Did you make that?

Cheryl said...

Your finished pants look lovely. So good to finish a project.

We love birdwatching too. My nine year old has started to outstrip me in certain areas of my bird knowlege, which is definitely a good thing!

sylvia said...

@Angela: i didn't make the abc print, i bought it in the etsy shop of lovely sweet william. here's the link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lovelysweetwilliam

Gina @ Oaxacaborn said...

The little clothes are just precious! And I love the ABC print as well!

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