New Knits for a New Guy

I recently knit up this sweet little set as a gift for my cousin's soon to be born baby boy.

This is the Hello Kimono and Wee Hat pattern from Kate Oates new booklet, "New Guy" and I loved every second these were on my needles!

It has been maybe years since I did stranded colorwork in my knitting.  Now after this project, I feel obsessed. Now I am spending my evenings pouring over colorwork patterns on Ravelry.
I. Want. More. 

It's nice to change it up once in awhile.

For this project I used Quince and Co. Tern in Kelp, Aventurine and Popham. 

My favorite part of this little set are these sweet rocket-ship buttons. I purchased them months ago from Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove and was happy to finally have a chance to use them. 

I'm a firm believer in buying up cute buttons at every opportunity. They can be hard to find! :)

I just gave my cousin this set at her baby shower this last weekend with a few pairs of hand-sewn baby pants. 

I can't wait to see her tiny new baby in them! :)