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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.


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.)


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.


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] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
I know, right!? I was so excited to have an excuse to make one finally. :D


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] brightcupenny.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] brightcupenny.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] brightcupenny.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] brightcupenny.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] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Nuh-uh, *you're* amazing! ;-)


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)

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] brightcupenny.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] brightcupenny.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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