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A Wee Baby Gift

I have a dear friend, who I adore for her generosity, kindness and inspiration.  She is such a talented cookie.  She found out a couple weeks ago that the baby in her tummy is a wee girl, and will be blessed with her grandmother’s name.  I wanted to make something special for her, because Neak has been such a rock for me the past year.

I was having a read through one of my favourite blogs, Tiny Happy and found this gorgeous knitted crossover dressed, called Blossom.  So I went on the hunt for some lovely wool, and thanks to the Knitworld Sale, I found some gorgeous Cashmerino.  Unfortunately, it was sold as unlabeled, so I can’t tell you which scrummy brand it is, but it feel exactly like Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk.

Tiny Happy Blossom Dress for Nina

To soften the the colour for a new baby, I crocheted a picot edge in a pale pink Bamboo-cotton blend and added simple embroidered flowers and french knots in perle 5 cotton.   The crossover ties at the back with a satin ribbon, in pale pink again.

Nina\'s Tiny Happy Blossom Dress Back

I have also knitted up Saartje’s Booties in the same yarns.  I LOVE this pattern.  Simple and quick and just the most delicate little booties.

Booties for Nina

The pattern calls for 4ply yarn knit on 2.75mm needles, but since I had 8ply wool, I used 4.5 mm needles and modified the pattern slightly to a 27 stitch cast-on for a newborn size.  I think they will fit a newborn, and not for long, but SO amazing cute.  Since wee Nina will be sharing her grandmother’s name, I dug out my grandmother’s button collection and found the perfect pearl-like buttons.

There may be a hat to come, but still searching for perfect pattern.  Any suggestions are welcome.


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