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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Perfect Baby Shower Basket Set--A BabyGirlKnitProducts Exclusive

You have a baby shower coming up and you're combing through the registry at Target to find the perfect gift. Does shelling out eighty bucks for that stroller sound like a wise choice OR hand made items that are guaranteed to be unique and well made?

We have the gift for you!

We have different packages for different budgets! __NOTE__

For 39.99 You receive....Two baby hats, two pairs of baby mittens, two pairs of baby booties! This will come in a lovely wrapped box, ready to go!

For 69.99 You receive Two baby hats, two pairs of baby mittens, two pairs of baby booties, and one knit receiving blanket. Also included in this price is a lovely wicker basket for your items!

(note: basket shown may or may not be the basket you receive, due to stock. But you will receive a lovely basket for the mom-to-be!)

For 89.99 You receive....Two baby hats, two pairs of baby mittens, two pairs of baby booties! You will also get two baby receiving blankets and a wicker basket for them to go inside! A steal! Hand made items that the mom to be will cherish forever!

For $100 You receive ......Three baby hats, two pairs of baby mittens, two pairs of baby booties with satin laces. You will receive a large Crib blanket! When you place your order, please specify what color you would like the Crib blanket to be and we will accommodate your requests. If you don't specify, we will go with the original color that you chose in the initial order. This blanket is knit from a bulky yarn and will be heavier than the smaller receiving blankets.

You will also get the lovely wicker basket to place the items in. Again, all handmade items that your mom to be in your life will love, and will undoubtedly use for storage! Everything will be lovingly displayed and guaranteed that NO ONE at that baby shower you're attending will have anything like it.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Carnivale Cowl--exclusive BabyGirlKnitProducts

This is she! The Carnivale Cowl-an exclusive- from BabyGirlKnitProducts!!

Using KnitPicks Chroma "Carnival" and "FairyTale" Worsted Weight

Closer look at the Carnivale Cowl

Carnivale Cowl--Exclusive from BabyGirlKnitProducts

I got an idea for this cowl by doing y daily browse through Pinterest, where I get a lot of ideas with what I want to introduce to my store. I had some leftover KnitPicks Chroma yarn from my exploits this summer and decided to incorporate it into nice cowl.  I used my favorite color from Knit Picks, which is Fairy Tale, and made this cowl.

This cowl is also apart of our Exclusive line. There is no other cowl like it in the world and is sure to be a big seller.

 I didn't cast on enough stitches so with the use of increases in this cowl, which is imperative to the design, which gives it its flowery appearance throughout the cowl.. The ruffles or flares at the bottom look lovely and will fit over any large overcoat or a nice sweater, designed to keep your neck warm and draw plenty of attention with this pop of color in such a drab and dreary time of the year.

Using intarsia, the floats are pretty big. The stitch pattern goes (K10 in MC, K4 in CC) and then the increases are (K20 MC, K4 CC) so the floats in the back are pretty massive. That's the only thing. With intarsia, the fabric will pucker if you don't loosen the fabric. However it's better for them to be too loose than tight. If it's too tight, there is no way to fix it, other than ripping it out and starting over again. 
Carnivale Cowl..another look


So I went along with the cowl, increasing as I went along to make the cowl a tad bigger and creating that lovely effect towards the end, where the cowl tends to "blossom" and look like a flower. The cowl is absolutely beautiful and was fun to make. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would and love the way that it looks. 

Blocking it was not fun, however. Because of the floats, and some of the stitches having a tendency to pucker, I had to  be very careful. Especially because the yarn that I used is acrylic, and we all know that acrylic tends to block  poorly compared to Wool. Wool steam blocks wonderfully. Acrylic? Not so much. But the yarn is beautiful and stands out. With KnitPicks Chroma, you can create the effect with many different color combinations. The possibilities are endless. 

Red Velvet would look gorgeous against a bare or bare pink yarn or Vermont would look awesome on an Orange or Gold worsted weight yarn of your choice. Pegasus would look great with a lime green cowl or yellow. Sugar Cookie and Lavender or a light purple would really set it off. Yes, the possibilities are endless. For a black cowl, I would pair it up with Fog Bank. For a brown cowl, Sandstone would be the great choice. For a softer feel, I could use Natural, and some of the other single colors and use them together, however, I'm not sure how well the cowl would block with a steam iron if I made the entire cowl out of Chroma. But we'll cross that Chroma bridge when we get to it, right? 

The pop of color that you need for the Winter months ahead!

A plain worsted weight yarn would do nicely with this project, but I don't recommend Chroma with a bulky yarn or anything thicker than a 4 weight. Why? Chroma from Knit Picks tend to have a different consistency throughout the skein. In some places, it's really thick and in other places, it goes all the way down to fingering weight. For this project, you would probably need another variegated yarn to create the same effect and just stay away from Chroma. I'm a huge fan of the stuff, but for those that love chunky knits, there are other variegated yarns that you could use to create the same effect. 

So, this project was incredibly fun to make. I'm not releasing  the pattern on this, but for the novice knitter, it is pretty easy to figure out or to come up with your own variation to the project, right? It's not hard to figure out and it was a lot of fun to make. Projects for this week include two long shrugs, one for my daughter, where I'm going to embroider her initials on the pocket. Someone stole her favorite uniform school sweater yesterday and she is really upset about it. I'd like to see the thief take THIS sweater from her! Especially with her name embroidered on it.

Let me know what you think of this lovely piece in the comments. Thanks!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Victorian Arm Cuffs --BabyGirl Knit exclusive

These beaded handmade delights are wonderful.
 They are made from 100% Premium Acrylic along with a soft and scrumptious mohair. Available in many different color combinations and different beads....

Easy to make, beautiful to wear, and unique, these arm cuffs are for the unique individual who enjoys a little something different, with some added bling, and flair!

 Breast Cancer Awareness Month is approaching and we at BabyGirl Knits would like to support the cause with these Arm Cuffs.

 HOPE  is important. Please share your stories with us!

 This purchase is subject to 10% off for breast cancer awareness! Any product ordered in Pink will get a discount!

Chronic Illness Blanket Wet and Blocked

Friday, September 11, 2015

Chronic illness blanket coming along

Being blocked and wet with t-pins 
It needs to be blocked but I'm so excited. I will be making a lupus blanket soon and then one for MS. I can't wait. It looks awesome and easy to make. 

You just make squares casting on 30 stitches and knitting 6 inches long.  Then each square has different letters. Like lupus fight care love 

Then you knit pictures like hearts. I believe I knitted 35 at 7 across and 3 down and then picked up stitches around it. Leaving a nice blanket. It was fun to make and I hope the customer is satisfied. I know it was fun making it. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chronic illness Blanket

I make these blankets from small squares and they are very personal items. I have an illness and these blankets are the best thing to give a survivor. They can be custom made how you like or we choose the design. It's up to you. I love these blankets the most because it's like giving a part of yourself to someone else and know the struggle they go through. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Coming Soon: The Knit Varsity Set

Infinity scarf and matching hat with Pom Pom optional is coming soon! All colors for fall! This is a smart set and reminds me of the tube sock legwarmers. 

Suggested retail price at $45.00

Summer Sale Starts Today!

Sonya's Sarong!

A close up of this beaded sarong, hand knitted by me!

Beach Cover Up Close Up Detailed Stitching! Bold Beautiful Colors!

Sale on our summer items! Nearly 50% off! 
Handmade knit items on sale!
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