Phew, having a new baby is pretty time consuming - been trying to post this for about a week now! Hopefully Baby Stash will snooze just long enough for me to get this post out...
When I told my mother I was pregnant she offered to do some knitting for me (probably unsurprisingly) so I sent her some patterns and told her to do as she pleased. She's a great one for using up oddments of yarn that have been sitting in her cupboard for 20 years so I was half anxious and half curious to see what she would come up with.
Well, through the post have come two great little items, both in green cotton (so she much have a lot of this to use up!). Strangely I remember hating this yarn when she originally bought it, but now I find it quite cheerful, so you see, with age comes wisdom!
These hilariously groovy trousers are from ymymmytm (yes, that really is the name of a blog!) and are called Kanoko Pants. You knit them all in one piece from the waist down and they seem to be pretty quick to knit up. They also look very variation-able - you could knit them in just plain stocking stitch or add patterns as you like. When I have some time (aha, ha, ah, ha...) I shall knit a pair myself.
And this little cardi is the Baby Raglan from Carole's Baby Knits and again, is knitted in one piece from the top down. I originally saved this pattern because it looks like a good introduction to knitting from the top down (I have a couple of adult cardi patterns I want to knit but I feel I need some 'safe' practice first) but again I have yet to get to it.
Please be reassured that I am pathalogically opposed to matching outfits so Baby Stash will not be wearing the two items together! Actually he'll have a bit more growing to do before he is big enough for the trousers but seeing as he weighed in at 5.4kg last week it won't take long!
OK foof! Back to the mad world of babies!
ps. please excuse me if I don't reply to comments as faithfully as previously, it's madness getting 5 minutes to myself sometimes so I will try to do my best...