Friday, July 12, 2013

Knits for Chirphead

Two days ago I shared an in-progress image of the Zebra Woobie (a blanket with a stuffed animal head in the middle) I'm making Chirphead.  I finished this project today, and as I was adding it to the growing pile of knits for Chirphead I realized that I wanted to share all of the projects I've completed thus far.  

Many knitters report being questioned on if they are making baby items or if they are pregnant while knitting in public.  (Thankfully I had never been asked if I were pregnant while knitting until recently!)  I have always loved knitting baby items, and I have taken this pregnancy as an opportunity to go a little nuts.  It didn't help that the newborn photographer we've booked googled me and commented on how she knows I'll come to the shoot with the best props.  You bet Chirphead will have the best handmade props!  

I completed a few of these projects before I knew I was pregnant, the winged Hermes Baby Socks are even my own design!  I completed the Baby Marley Hat over a year ago, and knew that it was something that I would need to save for my future child.  I used the Turtle Love Bib to announce the pregnancy on ChemKnits.  The striped baby socks were just a quick little project that I whipped up while taking a breather from some larger projects.  

Why does Chriphead need two owl earflap hats?  I made the small one first and then panicked that it would be too small for a newborn baby.  The crochet hat has some stretch, but I didn't want it to be obviously too small.  I whipped up a second version so that way one of them should fit my son!  (If the other is too small it can become a doll toy.)  Most of the other projects haven't been published yet on ChemKnits, but the details will be out in the coming months, including the Alpaca Baby Shawl (the blue blanket), a hungry caterpillar cocoon and hat, a pumpkin hat (for Keith).  

I'm so proud of the finished woobie zebra that I need to post another close up picture here:

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