Friday, March 11, 2011

One Little Pink Girly Sweater, Coming Up!

The little newborn pink sweater is finally done! See for yourself:

The back, complete with little sleevies!

The embroidery was the most fun part :)

Even the little buttons are pink flowers. Cute!

I love the yarn used here---Dreambaby DK is one of the softest baby yarns I know of. That's the white yarn. The pink and green are both a different brand, but soft too. Overall I am very happy with the way it turned out. I had one mishap with the sweater---I ironed the back a little too hot and have some ever-so-slightly crispy spots. Arrgh! But, lesson learned, and this one is to keep anyway, so I know better now for the next one.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Roses are Pink

Another project is in the works! A baby girl sweater this time with embroidery on the back. There will be embroidery on the front, too, I just haven't gotten to that point yet. Here's what I have so far:

A little closer.

Hopefully I will finish this tonight after my son goes to bed! Can't wait to see how it turns out! I'll post more pics after I get it completed. 
Until then, my fellow viewers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Alligator Sweater

This tiny baby sweater was made with a fingering weight mercerized cotton yarn. It was a delight to work with! The yarn was very soft and had a slight sheen, giving it a lustrous look. Nice!

Here, I've added sewing implements for scale. 

And with flash to show off the sheen of the yarn.

The back of the sweater.

You might notice it looks suspiciously similar to the cabled color-block sweater pictured at right. That was on purpose! My upstairs neighbor saw that particular sweater on my son and wanted me to make one just like it for her friend who is due to deliver soon. I did want it to be a unique creation, so I changed up the color and the fiber content of the yarn. My son's sweater is made from acrylic yarn, however 100% cotton yarn is so nice for newborns, as it both breathes and keeps them warm and comfortable. I remember when my little guy was just a tiny baby, he actually slept better if he was dressed in all cotton. And don't you know sleep is precious when they're that tiny!
My next project is a baby girl sweater, in white, bright pink, and green. Looking forward to showing it to you!
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