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.

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

  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.

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


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