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More babies means more knitting, and people seem to be having babies every time I turn around! My cousin's baby shower was this past weekend, and I made her three things: a blanket, a hat, and a wee knitted lightsaber.

1. A blanket, to match their nursery decor (yellow and navy blue, apparently involving sailboats). It's about 36" across.

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2. A hat, out of the same light blue yarn I used for the blanket. It's super stretchy and will fit the baby for a long time as he grows. I didn't take a picture (finished it the day before the shower!), but here's a pic of the same hat I made in a different yarn, for a shower for one of Rogue's coworkers. (These hats are super-quick to knit. Rogue emailed me the day before the shower and asked if I could make something. I had it done by the time he was home.)

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3. A wee knitted lightsaber, from the pattern that Nori designed. This was for my cousin's husband, who LOVES Star Wars. I didn't know it when I was making the lightsaber, but he's already bought a Yoda costume for the baby for next Halloween. So that should work out well.

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Technical details (yarn, needle size, pattern, etc) are all on my Ravelry project pages, if you're interested.

Date: 2010-01-26 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moorina.livejournal.com
That lightsaber pattern is ADORABLE. So cute!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
I know, right!? I was so excited to have an excuse to make one finally. :D

Thanks!

Date: 2010-01-26 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosiewook.livejournal.com
Very nicely done!

My mom LOVES that hat pattern. She and some ladies in her building knit dozens of those a month to be used at the local children's hospital.

Date: 2010-01-27 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thanks much!

That hat pattern really is super, and it's a real crowd-pleaser when presented nicely. Definitely my new favorite for baby gifts.

Date: 2010-01-26 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penwiper337.livejournal.com
Love the blanket! And ohmigosh, knitted lightsaber - so cute!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2010-01-26 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ferdalump.livejournal.com
The blanket is so great!!!

And OMG wee Lightsaber!!! :D :D :D Adorable!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

LOVE the icon! :D

Date: 2010-01-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughingmagpie.livejournal.com
Oh wow! You really make me wish I could knit!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Aw thanks! I say DO IT! Knitting is fun! :D

Date: 2010-01-26 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
You're amazing!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Nuh-uh, *you're* amazing! ;-)

(Thanks!)

Date: 2010-01-26 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedihealer.livejournal.com
They are all wonderful!!!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-01-26 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carbon-scoring.livejournal.com
Too cute! I love that blanket, very sailboaty. Is the pattern yours?

Great to see you while you were in town (and you were looking wicked cute...I don't think I commented on your hair, but I meant to). Hope I see you (and Rogue) again soon!

Date: 2010-01-27 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thanks darling! I found the pattern on Ravelry-- it's the second pattern on this page: http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/k-bootie.txt

I was SO happy to get to see you and talk for awhile. I miss you, Big Wheel. And I'm glad you like the hair. :) *snuggles*

Date: 2010-01-27 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llyrafantasyfae.livejournal.com
weee light laber for the win!
You really completely that hat in a matter of hours? That is impressive.

Date: 2010-01-27 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
:D Thanks! Yeah those hats are a SUPER fast knit, 64 stitches around with worsted-weight yarn, k2p2 rib, it goes together really quickly.

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