Thursday, January 20, 2011

The editor's Pebble.

The editor of my Mum's book had a baby the other day.

My Mum bought some of the most divine, organic wool and after a bit of emailing back and forth we agreed on a pattern and I got click clacking.

The knitting part was quick.

And the pattern is super clever.

How ace is a baby vest that doesn't have to go over the baby's head?

The night I cast off this vest I was at my knitting group and one of the older women asked me if I wanted to have any more babies myself. I replied that I desperately wanted a tiny baby of my own so I could knit little vests and hats and cardis. I didn't knit when any of my three babies were born you see. And do you know that none of the women looked at me funny. Even the one who is a maternal health care nurse. So I think that must be a good enough reason.

Vest details here.

Have you heard that all the combined flood relief auctions and raffles on Toni's site have raised over $45000 to date? Pretty awesome hey!

Please make a bid if you can. Every cent raised goes to disaster relief for the families and communities that have been devastated by the recent floods.

So what's cooking in your creative space today?

Have fun out there. XX

42 comments:

  1. When I found out I was (accidentally) expecting our fourth (in 5 years) last year, knitting was the only thing that me going! - I knit like a mad woman for nine months. Knitting for babies has to be the best, most rewarding knitting in the world even if they only fit into them for a few weeks!

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  2. How lovely for a new baby going into Autumn, it's gorgeous Kate, great work!! Love Posie

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  3. It's sooo gorgeous and the colour in devine! And how super it doesn't have to got over the baby's head.
    Harry always hated being dressed when anything went over his head. Are all babies the same?
    xo

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  4. oh adorable and the do up part is fantastic

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  5. that little tiny baby vest is divine.
    hmm. maybe I'm not done having babies!?

    note to self: do more knitting.

    My creative space today: making cottage cheese. yum.

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  6. oh! get out of the city! I have the same pattern on my needles right at the moment with some hand dyed alpaca from made for aid. how scrumptious is that pattern! IT took me for EVER to find that pattern, its such a little man vest.

    Best of luck with the auction! there are plenty of people up here who need the help.

    xB

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  7. So fabulous Kate. I wish I'd known how to crochet when mine were little too. You made me laugh with the 'none of them looked at me funny'! I know what you mean ;) It is indeed a most wonderful vest and I'm sure they'll love it :) Kx

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  8. Adorable.

    I felt the same thing once I had finished my little grey cardi but then I remembered the sleepless nights.

    x

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  9. funny story. i was knitting like a mad woman when my kids were little, but kind of wished they were girls {wondering if they'd look at me funny if i said that outloud!} :)
    the vest is gorgeous, as is your divine cushion cover.

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  10. Ooh yes Kate another little baby for you would be just perfect, maybe a boy just like Farmer Bren! The little pebble is oh so cute too, must put that one on my "to do" list - it would be perfect for Kylie too I think. I must finish off her pressies and I think the baby Alex is coming home this week too. How amazing with all the money raised for the flood victims too!

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  11. Stunning, Kate, and a really clever pattern! I always hated pulling things over their tiny heads when my babes were new...

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  12. Now wouldn't that be lovely!!! I would love a little baby to knit for and be all clucky over....don't think I could redo the 5,6,7, year old thing tho ;-) I'm knitting baby stuff as well at the moment, it is so satisfying isn't it. Just have to find a baby to be my pattern tester!

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  13. That just looks simply beautiful. What a gorgeous Vest. And I think knitting is a perfectly good reason to have another baby... get cracking :p

    Hope you have a wonderful Thursday. :)

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  14. Clever pattern - anything that bypasses the head is a welcome baby garment. I have judders thinking back to some of those fiddly baby tops that just got STUCK! x

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  15. Just this week I said the words 'lets have #3', but I don't think it will happen... Lucky I already have two little ones to knit for, the two reasons I learnt to knit in the first place :)

    A baby Bren would be sweet, or another little girl for your wonderful dress creations. Could be fun ;)

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  16. ingenious idea for a baby vest, and you have done such a lovely job as usual Kate, such a beautiful wool

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  17. I have always loved that pattern, need to make one someday. Your vest is perfection :)

    Hmm a sweet little boy would be so awesome. I say you keep going until you get one ;)

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  18. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I wish I had known you when I had my kids ... I would certainly have put my order in for one of these!! You are one clever lady!!

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  19. perfect little Pebble. I know that if I could I would just keep having babies, so have stopped at two as that is what the man was happy with and I can live with that. But knitting for your own bubbas is incredibly satisfying.

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  20. That vest is just gorgeous - after I saw this on Ravelry I printed out the pattern. As I said over there, I wish my authors would knit for me!

    It's funny, I thought I would spend the whole pregnancy knitting sweet little baby things, but I've actually knitted mostly for myself - out of fear that I won't have the time or the concentration to make anything complicated for a long time. Since I've reached the third trimester, though, I can't stop knitting for the baby. I have grand plans to use handknitted soakers with cloth nappies, and I have so many more to make before I'll have enough just for the first few months (after several attempts turned out huge - toddler size!). And all I want to make is tiny little cardigans. At least the soakers are quick, and I think I've found a way to rewrite the pattern to make them even quicker.

    Our plan is that this will be our only baby, and I can't believe I haven't spent the past six months making baby clothes. Fingers crossed I'll still have the time and inclination to knit once the baby's here ...

    Good luck with your auction!

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  21. Oh that little vest is super sweet! Lovely work.
    Sophie x

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  22. Beautiful vest Kate. I love the pattern and the yarn looks scrumptious. I love knitting for babies too - but mine never look as perfect as this!

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  23. Oh this is another inspiring pattern. Thank you for sharing~ your knitting is well done.
    Love the label woolganics!

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  24. *hugs* It sounds like a perfectly good reason to have another baby, specially after you spent so much time trying to convince yourself that three were enough.

    I think I understand how you may feel as even now while pregnant with the second I'm trying to figure out if I can justify having a third, but I already know that I want one and it will be hard to be "sensible" and give up the dream of three kids.

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  25. The vest is beauitful Kate, and such a neat idea that it buttons down the side.

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  26. So sweet. My knitting ability is straight up and down, so could only dress a baby in a scarf.

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  27. oh my how i lovee that vest! My littlest and last wee bubba has hit the 3month stage and every day i cherish his newness, his wobbly head and sudden sunshine beam. They grow sooo fast!

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  28. ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... that pattern makes me want a baby so much it hurts... I get the same when I see little singlets. *siiiigh***

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  29. absolutely divine kate. of course it's a good enough reason. i had a 16 year break between number two and number three. best thing ever. i'd have another one to knit for if i could

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  30. Babies are beautiful, so is your new little vest!

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  31. Oh Kate that is divine! I will so be making one of those (and the Milo vest I had planned!). I love the yarn colour too - just all gorgeous.

    Yeah, go on, have another ;)

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