Wednesday, January 5, 2011
As part of the 12in2011 group on Ravelry participants pick 12 projects that they can complete with out purchasing the yarn. My first project that I wanted & needed to get finished was a baby set.
The yarn I used for this entire set is the December 2010 club shipment from Rainy Days & Wooly Dogs. It is a striping GothSocks skein on the Strychnine base.
I made the Easy Peasy Leftover Sock Newborn Hat first. The pattern is found on the blog Knitty Gritty Thoughts This little hat used less than 20g (17g or 44 yards to be exact) of fingering and seems pretty accommodating size wise. I can't wait to see the new arrival in it.
Next, I made Magic Slippers from the SockPixie blog. These were pretty simple and very quick and used up next to no yarn! These took 42 yards (11g) of sock yarn.
Third, is the matching rattle. I used Rebecca Danger's "Holly, Ivy & Steve: Three Christmas Hooligan Ornaments" Pattern (available in her etsy store, here, or on Ravelry). I used the Steve pattern for this particular rattle and he came together really quickly. I sewed on the eyes and mouth with some black cotton DK weight cotton, just because it was what I had it on hand, and stuffed a little rattle insert in with the body stuffing.
Here's the whole set: