Friday, May 18, 2012

All we need now is the baby..

So with just days to go before our new little family addition is due, Im finally getting the last little bits sorted. So by the end of this post Im sure you all will have no questions as to what we are expecting gender-wise! Lets hope the sonographer was right!!! Ha  ha!!

Firstly I have my very own home made baby blanket, washed, blocked and ready to go. This is basketweave stitch (in crochet of course!) and the pattern I followed- more so in colour than directions, is found here. Can you believe there is almost 1000g (yes! 1kg) worth of yarn in this.. definitely a yarn eater project! But will be sure to keep a little one warm through the winter months ahead!

I am oh-so very close to finishing the baby's going home outfit too, which I will share with you now too. The vest is my own improvised pattern, using simply a sc,dc pattern to make the effect. (Ps, see you can make ribbing in crochet too!!) The hat is my age old newsboy cap pattern. And then the boots are a pattern that I simply could not resist from purchasing any longer, from Lovely Crow. Leanne had such success with this pattern too, and Im really impressed with how well it was written and illustrated. A great buy, and the results.. squee! Picture perfect!!! Just to finish the 2nd bootie before he arrives now!
I will attempt to get better close ups when there's a little baby wearing it!! :D

Thats all for now!!
x Emma

10 comments:

C&T said...

How special, a little boy!! Love the going home outfit :) All the best for the rest of your pregnancy
Tamala

Hartyboys said...

Wow that is so cute. All the best when the arrival time comes

evelyn said...

I love his little going home outfit! Its just adorable! Hope you get to meet our little boy soon!

Leanne said...

beautiful work Em. Hope all goes well and looking forward to some exciting news. Your gumboots look great in those colours. Actually I love the whole outfit. Very well done.

Bec said...

Nawww, so cute! You've done a great job on all of that! But sorry, bubs can't come just yet - not finished his present yet :-b

Emma said...

ahh so that's why he hasnt come yet Bec!! haha!
Thanks everyone! x

Eric and Mary Vanderveen said...

The blanket and outfit are gorgeous Emma.......who would guess you are due to have a baby and have other little ones? :)

Winifred Bezuidenhout said...

Hi I am from South Africa and I love the vest and cap. Is there maybe a pattern to share for the vest? Have just become a proud granny of a cute boy and would love to make this outfit.

Christina Resendiz said...

I absolutely love the pattern you made up for the little vest. I sent you a message on Ravelry, but I was wondering if you would share with us the pattern you used, or even just how to do the stitch or shaping. I would love to make this vest. Thank you! I am justwaiting87 on Ravelry...Hope to talk soon!

Heather Alldredge said...

Oh my goodness if you have a pattern for the vest you would be willing to share for personal use I would be greatful!