Monday, August 31, 2015

Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August

Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
I'm not sure how, but despite the recent amazing, non-conducive-to-knitting-with-wool weather we've had, I've made some headway on a few more knitted goodies for our soon'ish-to-arrive newest family member.

Then again, it's hard not to feel a little spurring on to widen his / her handmade wardrobe given the daily nudges and pokes I've started to feel.

Baby Uggs by Autumn Street  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

First up: another wrap sweater, this with a snowflake I duplicate stitched onto its lower hemline. I hadn't planned to, but after finishing I realized something was missing (plus I had a teensy bit of navy yarn left).

Another set of matching booties were in order, too.

Then in an attempt to make more headway on my remaining stash of aqua yarn, I knit up a hat to match the original wrap sweater and booties I finished earlier this year. Continuing the apparent snowflake mania, I duplicate stitched dots (well, vees) on one side and two snowflakes on the other.

Duplicate Stitch Baby Hat by Lion Brand Yarn  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Duplicate Stitch Baby Hat by Lion Brand Yarn  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com

Lastly, finally giving myself permission to break into my locally-bought yarn stash: a boatneck sweater. I had intended it to be solid slate blue, but after running out of one of my two total blue skeins before I reached the neckline (and mid-way point), I had to improvise by digging back into my stash for camel-colored yarn to top off the remaining bit of the front of the sleeve and then around and down the back of the sleeve.

Quick and Easy Newborn Sweater by Jill  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Quick and Easy Newborn Sweater by Jill  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
Quick and Easy Newborn Sweater by Jill  |  Snowflakes and itty bitty snowballs in August on afeathery*nest  |  http://afeatherynest.com
As a finishing touch I tried French Knots for the first time to create those little nubbins ("snowballs") along the neckline which serve double duty—they're cute and they keep the wintry theme of this post alive.

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