Santa's littlest helper

December 23, 2016







I know what Santa's littlest helper will be wearing next year!

Hi! I'm back again today to share my last knitted Christmas gift of the year, a little elf outfit for a baby that will be 6 months old next Christmas, but I'll give it to the excited new parents this Christmas. This set is from the darling baby knitting book, The Rowan Baby 4-ply Collection, which has the dearest, sweetest baby clothes ever.  Most of the patterns are sized 3 mos. to 2 years.  I knit this set using very soft machine washable wool in cream Rowan Super Fine Merino 4-ply and red Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock.  I absolutely loved knitting with both yarns, loved the patterns and cannot wait to give the gift.  I know I'll be knitting this again as it makes a darling baby gift, and I love giving baby gifts.

Today is a lovely rainy day, so dark and wet, so very cherished in California, and perfect for staying indoors.  We ran our last Christmas errands yesterday, a chilly, sunny day, and saved out indoor chores for today--we were watching the weather report! Today my husband is going to help me clean the house, wrap the last of the presents, set the table and prep a bit for Christmas Eve's dinner of lobster bisque and salad for the 5 of us. On Christmas Day we will be at friends who are expecting 35 for a sit down dinner!  It's quite a production but my friends pull it off like it was nothing. I'm bringing a smoked salmon appetizer, a potato dish, and the whipped cream for the 6 pies she is making.  At least she lets her guests bring some dishes!

Dear readers, thank you so much for stopping by my little spot and for your kind comments, I treasure them all.  I hope you have a peaceful and joyful Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and a very happy New Year.  

Here's the links:

See the entire pattern collection on Rav:
The Rowan Baby 4-ply Collection
and purchase the book here.

The fibers:
Rowan Super Fine Merino 4-ply
Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock

My Ravelry project pages:
Elf Hat, Joey Hat by Andrea McHugh
Elf Pants, Porcupette by Elinor Sykes


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    1. Oh my! Agree about that HAT. I cannot stop smiling when I look at it! It just made me happy to knit it.

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  2. I enjoy reading your blog. I love this little outfit !

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  3. What a sweet set this is. How lucky the parents are for you to think of them so highly as you've used fine yarn for these FO's.

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    1. Thank you! It sure was fun to make--as much as it was to give.

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