02 November 2008

Hjemmestrikket baby ;) / Handknitted baby ;)

Jeg har fået strikket en frygtelig masse siden sidst, mest babyhalløj. Nu er der jo kun ca. 10 uger til :D . Her er et udvalg af det jeg har lavet (noget af det er gaver):

Presto Chango i 2 tråde Mayflower Softline, og matchende djælvehue.
Vest i meget tykt garn, str. 3 år, en gave.
Kyse med blomsternakke i merciseret bomuld, det er også en gave,


Blebukser har jeg strikket nogle stykker af.
Vi vil bruge moderne stofbleer, sådan nogle som f.eks. disse Modern Baby og disse Blueberry. De nævnte er ligesom engangsbleer og behøver ikke noget andet ud over.
Men mange er glade for bleer uden vandtæt ydre til natbrug i bambus eller hamp til natbrug, og med lanoliserede uldbukser yderst. Det kan nemlig holde tørt i en evighed (op til 12 timer). Så jeg har strikket disse blebukser til natbleerne

De er alle efter et mønster der hedder Curly Purly, som er rigtig godt!
Jeg har dog har ændret lidt, så opskriften egner sig bedre til Kontinental strikning (i stedet for Engelsk strikning som amerikanere og englændere bruger).
Min oversættelse af opskriften til dansk ligger inde i slyngebarn.dk 's bleforum (man skal melde sig ind).




Smilebukser i str. 1½ år :D, et bytte for en Uglemor vikletai
Jeg er også i gang med at sy et par ting:
- en løjert (gamle dages tøj til nyfødte, samme design som dåbskjoler og meget praktisk når de i det første stykke tid skal skiftes hele tiden). Jeg regner med at lave en løbegang forneden, så den kan trækkes sammen, så ser den også mindre "kjole-agtigt" ud. Her er det foreløbige produkt - ikke syet sammen endnu.
- En pusletaske/skifteplads/legetæppe/aktivitetstæppe/rygsæk. Hvordan man kan få alt det i ét? Laaang tids grublen - jeg har selv designet den, og er ret stolt af idéen :). Jeg regner med at lave en pdf-fil med syvejledning, når jeg engang er færdig med den. Dette tekstildug skal være ydersiden:

In English:I have been knitting up at storm since last time, mostly babythings of obvoius reasons. Now there are only 10 weeks left :D. Here are som of the things I have been making:

Picture 1: Presto Chango with two stands of Mayflower Softline
Picture2: Matching "djævlehue" (devil hat). It is a very common (the most common probably) hat for babies to wear in Scandinavia. It's a my-grandmother-pattern, that is very simple and has been perfected for a looong time. It has a perfect fit always.
No one really has a pattern for it, someone teaches you how the pattern works, and off you knit...
Picture3: Vest in very thick wool, size 3 years, a present.
Picture4 and 5: Bonnet with flower lace, also a present. Made with mercerized cotton.
Pictures 6-9: I have been knitting wool soakers for cloth diapers.
We intend to use modern cloth diapers, like these Modern Baby and these Blueberry. Their construction is basically like disposables, you just wash them in stead of throwing them in the bin. The aformentioned have a watertight (but breathable) outer cover, so they are all you need; no need for plastic pants, safety pins or anything else other than an admiring look at you baby enjoying life.
However many people likes night time cloth diapers that don't have a watertight outer and are made from bamboo or hemp fabric (both are very absorbent), and then use lanolized wool soakers as cover (the combination will keep baby dry for ever, up to 12 hours). So I have knitted these soakers for the night time diapers.
They are all made using the Curly Purly Soaker Pattern, which is really good.
Picture10: Smiling longies, size 1½ years, a swop for a Uglemor vikletai. A vikletai is a combination of a Mei Tai and a wrap

I am also sewing a few things:
Picture11: A "løjert" (a long "dress" traditionally used for infants of both sexes, very practical when you need to change the infant all the time for the first period of time). I will be making a drawstring hem at the bottom, so the dress can be drawn together, making it less dress-y and to aoid draught. It is not sewn together yet.
Picture12:
A changing bag/changin station/play planket/activity blanket/backpack. Can you get all that in one? Jup, I have designed it all by myself, and I am quite proud of it. I plan on making a pdf-file with a sewing guide, when I have finished the bag-thingy.
This acryl covered table cloth fabric will be the outer.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow, I feel like such a slacker, I have about 14 weeks left so I had better get working. ;) I want to try that Curly Purly soaker pattern, I made another one which is nice but I like the legs better on that one.

The monster pants are really cute.

Those little gowns are great, I used them all the time for my other children. Did you have a sewing pattern or did you just make one up?

Saga said...

The pattern for the gown is from a book called "Børnetøj du selv kan sy, 0-4 år" by Elsebeth Günther (='children's clothes you can sew yourself, 0-4 years').
It has been re-edited about every decade, but recently the original from 1977, has gotten EXTREMELY popular (The retro (70'ies) wave in fashion clothing has carried over into children's clothes).
An my mum just happened to still have that edition on her shelf :D (she sewed clothes to me from it when I was a baby).
Funny how if you wait long enough everything goes back into fashion again...