Holy Knitted Baby Tomatoes, Batman!

I haven’t had the oppotunity to knit baby clothing. Last week however, I found out that my friend and his wife had a baby girl 7 weeks premature. Mum and bub are healthy and doing well. This baby girl is really special as her lovely parents have waited many years to hold her in their arms and ironically, she couldn’t wait to meet them too! So I thought it would be perfect to knit her something equally special.

My friend’s wife is Italian and so I’ve knitted with a stereotypical Italian theme – Tomatoes! First, a little Tomato Beanie to keep her head warm this winter.
Tomato Baby Hat
Tomato Baby Hat
Details on Ravelry

Then adorable Saartje’s Bootees (pdf) to keep her little toes warm.
Tomato Baby Bootees
Details on Ravelry

Together, they make a very cute gift set! Carino!
Tomato Baby Gift Set

P.S. I’ve also completed a few more knitted objects. Not as blogworthy as the tomatoes though –
Fourteen #4 for sis-in-law, a pair of red tweed handwarmers for me, a pair of leaf bookmarks and fuzzy slippers for my mum-in-law, and a razor shell neckwarmer for my neighbour.

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11 Responses to “Holy Knitted Baby Tomatoes, Batman!”

  1. Dee says:

    OMG!!! I LOVE tt knitted tomato beanie!!! If only Sgp has seasons! I wld gt you to knit me loads of stuffs!

    You seriously shld make business out of yr newly found talent n interest!=))

  2. Wati says:

    Aw… that’s just so, so cute! You do some fantastic knitting. I wonder how you’ve got all the time in the world knitting away.

  3. Teesa says:

    Goodness me! The beanie and booties are adorable!!! I’m sure the parents will love them! Good job Salihan! ^_^

  4. Sandra says:

    You are a very sweet and kind person Salihan. You make things out of love and give away. You are a lovely person. The world should have more people like you. I love yr knitting projects. So creative.

    *smile*,
    San

  5. Kukka-75 says:

    Wow, adorable set! So so cute! I love also the Fourteen. I have just perfect yarn for that here. Happy weekend to you Salihan!

  6. Salihan says:

    Thanks for your very generous comments Sandra!

  7. pixelsandstitches says:

    The tomato hat and booties are adorable! What a clever presentation too. Thanks for sharing!

    I just stumbled on your blog, I’ll be back for sure.

  8. MelB says:

    What a luck baby!! That beanie and the matching saartje’s boots are just so cute. I love knitting for babies … I’ll just wait for my sisters!

  9. sukigirl says:

    I don’t know how I could have missed these earlier, they are both darling!
    What type of yarn did you use for them….I’m still at the learning stage when it comes to yarn (and a lot of other things LOL!)

    sukigirl’s last blog post..A Bunny rattle made in crochet

  10. Salihan says:

    Sukigirl: Thanks Suki! I used 5ply (or sportweight) machine washable wool. I posted the details on Ravelry – Booties and beanie. Hope this answers your question. By the way, you are doing VERY well as a beginner. Took me a couple of years of knitting before I got to your stage! Very impressive!

  11. vanessa says:

    that is so cute, such a pretty gift!!

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