Kara Gott Warner has put together. Bravo, Kara! Good choice of blogs for a very interesting and well done book! This book is designed to provide you with some ideas for small projects which can be done while you are traveling, when you need a quick gift, or when you have a few big projects started and want to relax and get the satisfaction of a small finished one. As you were cruising from blog to blog during this tour, you have learned about many designs included in It's in the Bag. Since my design for this book was a Cozy Hooded Sleeping Sack for a baby, I wanted to take a look at the designs for kids only. My idea for this design came from the experience of using a similar sack when my son was a baby. I loved it. When I took him for a stroll in the baby carriage on a cold day, I was sure that he was warm in that little garment. As you see on this photo it is plenty of room for a baby to move and it is so much better than a blanket which you have to constantly watch since it is not going to stay in place. The front opening is long enough for you to put the baby in without any difficulty. It is a quick and simple knit-in-the-round project with the minimal seaming. You can do it while your baby is taking a nap or is busy with some toys. I hope you will consider making one.
So, let's take a look at more of the delightful designs for kids in this book. There are 11 designs for children, so I will have to skip some of them, sorry.
Bodacious Bobble Hat by Irina Poludnenko is a perfect little project if you want to use your stash. Simple and very playful hat adorned by unexpected bobble tassels that use the colors of the hat. Can you say NO to this?! Next time I am invited to a baby shower, you know what I am bringing:)
Laura Nelkin named her so very cute little girl's dress A-dorable A-line Ruffled Jumper. Need I say more? It just summed it up. This jumper can be worn as a summer dress or as a jumper over a short or long sleeved shirt under it for a colder weather. You can dress it up or dress it down. Just a perfect outfit to take on a trip for your little girl. Schaefer Yarns are wonderful and this one called Lola is no exception. Simply delicious.
Tonal Triangles Kid's Pullover by Amy Marshall is using intarsia color pattern that is suitable for a boy (sizes 2-10), but girls might like it as well. If you never made a sweater, or never worked with this technique, this is a great project for " a first ever". There is no shaping for a sleeve cap or body , so your concentration will be on intarsia and finishing. Even if you are a pro at knitting, this one you will put on your "to make" list. I did.
Diane Zangl's Cable Sampler Baby Blocks. Can you believe it? These are 6" cubes that are soft, squishy and fun. While any baby is going to love playing with them, any knitter will love making them. Never done any cables? Here is a project for you. Try it. You will learn plenty.
Kara Gott Warner called Nautical Stripes Onesie & Sunhat. The raglan sleeved outfit worked from the top down and in the round. Simple stripe sequence is decorated by sewn little design that finishes the look to a very interesting and unique onesie.
Christine L. Walter named Cute as a Button Baby Set is hard to miss. A gentle, soft, and very baby-like set. It has that classic look which comes to mind when people say something about knitting for a baby. Don't you agree?
So, like I said, there are more designs for kids in this book, but you just have to believe me and take a look at the book yourself. Or... you can WIN A FREE COPY!!! Here is how: Just leave your comment below in the next two weeks with some tip for traveling with kids, knitting while traveling, about a gift for your baby that you appreciated most, or any tip that you just have to share with your fellow knitters. Your name will be entered in a drawing and the winner will have the book in the mail. If you left a comment on the previous post it counts also.
I already have my copy, so here is my tip:
When we traveled with kids, we always had prepared something to do for them. In our "bag" we had some games, books, their favorite toys, and a string for string figures. This is an interesting website with explanations on string games among many other useful tips. Enjoy!
And here is another exciting news. Kara has decided to extend the time for her game. Win a Molly Bag by going to her blog. Go here to learn what do you need to do.
I can't wait for your comments. Have fun winning and reading other posts on the tour, if this is your first stop.
VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!