Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baby Alicia's Overall

I should apologize to Baby Alicia. My intentions were loving and pure, but the making of this overall got on my nerves. I blame the pattern. There was something fishy about it. I made the size for 3 month. It looks pretty small to me, but it's been a long time since I had a Baby in my arms. If all else fails, it will probably fit a doll or a Teddy Bear. There should have been a cardigan, as well as a pair of booties, but wouldn't you know it, as soon as the overall was done, it hopped right into the mailing box. It would not wait a minute longer to go on it's journey to Europe. Who am I to hold it back another couple of days? Farewell unloved overall, I hope you are good for something!

Baby Alicia's Overall and shirt


The yarn was gorgeous to work with though. It's sweetgeorgia yarns handpainted socks, in the colorway "afterglow". Just right for some baby knits, don't you think?

Baby Overall Sep. 14


How can two such small pieces have so many ends to weave in? To my surprise the sewing was not the worst thing, even though I always dread it. It has a zen-like effect on me. During sewing I start thinking, and I wasn't done thinking when I was done sewing.


Baby Alicia's Overall-1

pattern: "The perfect ensemble" from the book "Chic Knits for Stylish Babies" by Patricia Wagner
yarn: sweetgeorgia yarns handpainted sock, 100% merino, colorway "Afterglow", 1 skein 112g/ 420yds, a little left over
needle: mostly 3mm, and 2.5mm for garter ridges around the edges
size: 3 month
start-finish: September 08 - 15 (I think in this case speed counts, because babies grow fast)

oops there it is, in the box; can't wait for socks


I should have knit a baby blanket. It would have made me happy, and it would have been useful longer for Baby Alicia as well. Next time ...

I don't think my cousin Romy or any of her family members are reading here, so I can show it to you right away. If I'm wrong, well Hellooo! :o)

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20 comments:

Dianna said...

You may not have had a warm bond to the project, but the end result is wonderful, and will keep a new baby warm! Lovely yarn for a baby item.

Kirsten said...

Adorable! I'm sure Baby Alicia will be adorable in it.

Renata S. P. said...

That's so cute!!
Loved this yarn, these colors!
I also have this book, always wanted to knit a little dress that has in it, but I just have any baby to give it, so...

pat said...

I think you've forgotten how tiny babys are! Looks perfect for new babe! Soft snuggly and adorable too!

Rae said...

Very Cute! I love how the colors are bold and so baby friendly. Much more original than a pastel pink. It reminds me of Berry Sherbert.

Dreams of Yarn said...

Oh I know it drove you nuts but Its so very lovely! You did a great job with it.

domesticshorthair said...

It turned out well though, and I like the colorway. Knitting baby clothes is a tough call, isn't it? I always think that it would be better to knit a blanket, but they look so cute in knitted stuff.

myboringblog said...

As much as you didn't enjoy the pattern, it's very sweet looking. The color looks great for a little baby girl.

Mo said...

The baby overalls are beautiful and I love the color of the yarn. Great job.

Susi Knitchicks said...

Sieht aus wie irgendwas süßes. Aber für Kleinkinder sind solche Farben absolut ideal. Hast Du toll hingekriegt.

LG Susi

Sharon V said...

That overall is so cute and the color is especially cute!

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that doesn't stick to the traditional pink for girls/blue for boys tradition.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the warning. I promise I won't make that!

hannah said...

I am sorry to read you didn't like making this overall but the result is lovely!! I am sure the parents of this baby love it!

illusions said...

It is so pretty, I wish I was tiny again :-)Overalls now means I want to hide away in them...

dillpickle said...

That is just ADORABLE! I hope it does fit, but even if it doesn't she'll use it for longer if it fits a doll! The colour is lovey too :-)

Daia said...

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Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's just precious! It may not have been an enjoyable knit, but it sure is a cute knit :) I like your idea of putting it onto a teddy bear once the baby grows out of it ~ otherwise you are right ~ it won't have the use that it should.

Loved the pictures of Happy and Biko playing (work?) around the pool. It must still be nice for Biko to want to go for a dip!

hakucho said...

The overalls sure are cute and such a nice gift ensemble!! It's unfortunate that the baby will out grow them, but being a girl I'm sure she'll have a doll that will get the hand-me-down :)

Ann said...

It's gorgeous & I am sure the baby will look great in it. You did a beautiful job.

T-Mom said...

That is totally adorable.