Now I can show you! 

Now I am able to brag blog about these gifts that I sent out to Ria.

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The first was a Baby Surprise Jacket that I knit using some of my early handspun.  Mrs. Peterson was visiting and gave me the idea last summer, and I do think that it came out well.  Jill skyped with me when they were opening the presents, and it fits Ria perfectly.  She, however, was only interested in trying to eat the buttons.

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Pattern: Baby Surprise jacket
Pattern Source: The Opinionated Knitter (book)
Yarn: Handspun from early spinning days
Needles: US 6
Date Started: 8/8/13
Date Finished: 8/19/13
Finished Dimensions: 58″ wide x 32″ deep

The second sweater was a Dale of Norway, my go-to for baby gifts, they are just so beautiful.  This is a bright pink and tangerine, with bright accents.  Will look beautiful with her gorgeous dark coloring.

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Pattern: #14206 Dale of Norway Pattern
Pattern Source: Booklet #142
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull
Needles: US 1 & 2
Date Started: 8/8/13
Date Finished: 8/19/13
Finished Dimensions: 12-24 months

And lastly, this was an SOS from my sister Diane who was out the past couple of weeks taking care of Ria, a walk on a cool day necessitated some mittens for her hands.  Apparently, hard to come by in California.  I was hoping that these would fit, since I had no little models here to try them on, and they were the perfect size (she is 6 months old).  These were so fun to make, it is a free pattern from Knituition.  I changed the pattern on the back of the mitts to match the edge on the front, and to avoid long float carries every other row.  These will definitely be on my “to knit for new babies” list.

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Pattern: Nordic Baby Mitts
Pattern Source: Free from Knituition
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull, blue and mint green
Needles: US 2
Date Started: 8/8/13
Date Finished: 8/19/13
Finished Dimensions: baby 6-9 months

My extra special knitted wrapping paper held the 2 sweaters, I save this only for special hand knit goods.  It was a birthday gift from a friend a couple of years ago, I wish that I could find more…

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