Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This for Twins; Or, How I Come Perilously Close to Scrapbooking*

So, this is how I outfit behbehs:

I hear someone's preggers. It's twin girls. I diligently scoot off to find suitable (read: totally cute) baby patterns. I obviously choose too many. Obviously.

While I tried to avoid pink, it was actually a bit of a challenge to find baby-friendly yarn in my stash that was not this stereotypical colour.


So, while this photo looks like a baby-mess-riot explosion on the floor, it is actually comprised of:
-two wee elfin-esque pointy hats, bottom left
-an eyemask, for a tired out mama (above elfin hats)
-two little lace sweaters, (sitting on the left side of the grouping), both cotton and both yellow with sunflower button
-two sewn felt owls (right along the top there)
-melt-n'-pour soaps with lavender, and some homemade bath fizzes with the same scent for aforementioned tired out mama (along top beside owls)
Photobucket-two hoodies, courtesy this pattern from Knitty; one is pink and one yellow (see pic below for yellow hoodie close-up)
-bottom of the circle is a set of pumpkin hats and booties (since the wee filles are having their birthday in October)
-just to the left of the hats n' booties are some baby legwarmers
-and sitting beneath it all is a cotton gift bag/purse I sewed up the night before I gifted the package

As you may be able to tell, I had me some bigtime fun searching out and knitting up baby stuffs. These are the first infants I've gotten to knit for!

Here's to hoping I get some modelled shots forwarded my way :)

*There's nothing wrong with scrapbooking - in fact, there's far too much that's right about it. I had a grand ol' time making up the labels for the gifts.
At issue is my tendency to be attracted to knit-picky (heh), tedious tasks/crafts, and one has only so many hours in the day and days in the life to craft!


Renee said...

That will be a very well outfitted set of twins! You must be the best baby gift gifter ever. :)

Team Knit ! said...

Look at all that cuteness!! Baby knits are the best, I love how quickly they knit up. What wonderful gifts!! That's a very lucky mama, and 2 very lucky little girls!

- Julie

Theresa B said...

Wow, those gifts look like they came from a store. Nice job on the tags and everything!

yoel said...

Wow! That's some great knitted loot! Love the owls and pumpkins best of all, but everything else is way too cute too.

Ellen said...

These are adorable knits!

soknitpicky said...

Wowsa! There is soooo much cuteness there. What a generous gifter you are!

Hilary said...

Holy cow, girl, you've been busy! I agree with Renee -- best baby gift gifter ever! Those are some lucky (and soon-to-be best dressed) babies! And that's so sweet that you added in some goodies for the mama.

Unraveling Sophia said...

Yea! Baby knitting! It is wonderful to have projects go so fast and be so gratifying isn't it? And I love all your projects - they are lovely!

littlebirdbigcity said...

Whoa! Wow. Nice work!