Tight Lipped Tuesday #8

A parcel will be going off to Baby Benjamin tomorrow.

My concession to the current trend for grey in baby stuff.


Though I switched back to blue for the boots


One I made earlier


This is one my Mum made and left here one time – a poignant find

I found this forgotten little linen number just needing to be sewn up but it can wait for the next arrival in June.

All for a very rarely seen niece’s baby – I don’t know what I’d be like if I ever become a grandmother.ย  But what knitter/crocheter/sewing enthusiastย  doesn’t love an excuse to make baby stuff?




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  1. #1 by nanacathy2 on February 19, 2019 - 09:05

    Love the concession to grey (groan). Seriously Baby B is a lucky chap.

    • #2 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:05

      Wait until I get started on things for the girl child due in June!

  2. #3 by thecontentedcrafter on February 19, 2019 - 09:27

    I promise my lips are sealed about grey and babies but not about blue booties. I LOVE the blue booties. I’m currently knitting a cardy in the same stitch as the one you found from your mum – I just love the texture of garter stitch ๐Ÿ™‚ Call me simple ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #4 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:04

      Do you love them enough to make them? Here’s a link to the free pattern.

      • #5 by thecontentedcrafter on February 19, 2019 - 21:18

        There are no babies in my life unfortunately – but still I saved the link, just in case. Thank you xo

      • #6 by tialys on February 20, 2019 - 17:23

        I think you should make two pairs – for Siddy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • #7 by thecontentedcrafter on February 20, 2019 - 18:50


  3. #8 by Nanette on February 19, 2019 - 09:28

    Dear little boots! Love the cross over cardi. And is baby getting the hare as well?

    • #9 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:02

      He is not – that’s mine!

      • #10 by Nanette on February 20, 2019 - 05:14

        I wouldn’t want to part with him either!

  4. #11 by Thimberlina on February 19, 2019 - 09:35

    Aw, you’re almost making me broody! They’re gorgeous x

    • #12 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:02

      When I feel broody now it’s because I’ve seen a cute puppy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. #13 by katechiconi on February 19, 2019 - 09:36

    I think if I had children or grandchildren, I’d be a frenzy of sewing tiny outfits. It might even have been enough to get me knitting!

    • #14 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:01

      I bet it would – there’s nothing quite like teeny baby clothes is there?

      • #15 by katechiconi on February 19, 2019 - 11:15

        Especially if they’re quite detailed. There’s something so touching about lavishing love and care on a tiny garment the baby will outgrow in months…

  6. #16 by Wild Daffodil on February 19, 2019 - 09:53

    Those boots! I like the way you have cheered up the grey with yellow. Very on-trend!

    • #17 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:00

      I was using Paintbox cotton DK because I bought a pack containing one 50g ball of every colour in their range a couple of years ago when it was on offer. However, a friend of mine had given me a few balls of the yellow which is Rowan cotton and I thought I’d use it for the edging and every fifth row. I wasn’t sure at first but it has actually grown on me now – let’s hope my niece feels the same!

  7. #18 by nottaholiday on February 19, 2019 - 10:04

    Lucky little boy – what a perfect parcel that will be….

    • #19 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 10:36

      It was – it went yesterday and cost me a flipping fortune to send. I’m going to the U.K. tomorrow but didn’t want to take up my scanty cabin bag allowance with it so took the hit on the postage and sent it from here.

  8. #20 by claire93 on February 19, 2019 - 10:57

    I’m sorry, can’t find anything nice to say about the grey (groan) so I won’t . . . however . . . just spotted the buttons on the blue booties rofl – that’s more like it!

    • #21 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 13:07

      It’s not a colour scheme I’d have chosen for myself necessarily but I have actually grown to like it as the grey is kind of incidental to the yellow now.

  9. #22 by KerryCan on February 19, 2019 - 12:55

    I never thought I’d say it but I really like the gray afghan–the way you added other colors to jazz it up makes it really striking! All the tiny items are sweet–that baby is going to be best-dressed/outfitted!

    • #23 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 13:09

      I like it now too, even though I wouldn’t necessarily have gone with grey if I hadn’t heard it was ‘on trend’. I’m not usually a fan of yellow either – too bright for my liking – but I had a stash of yellow cotton which had been given to me some time ago and couldn’t imagine using it for anything else. We’ll see what feedback I get from Benjamin’s mum!

  10. #24 by kathyreeves on February 19, 2019 - 14:17

    Baby stuff is always such fun, and your gray with a bit of sunshine is great! Mom will soon appreciate some brighter colors, I bet!

    • #25 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 18:21

      Cute little things that are relatively quick to make – it’s a win win situation.

  11. #26 by Dartmoor Yarns on February 19, 2019 - 15:02

    Lovely makes and you put me to shame, I was far less interested in knitting for great nieces/nephews than I thought I’d be.

    • #27 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 18:21

      It probably won’t last…..

  12. #28 by jendavismiller on February 19, 2019 - 15:12

    Soooo cute! I’m a bit weary of the grey, too, but it is really pretty. And a sweet background for almost anything. And those little blue booties are the best – and those little buttons are precious. Lucky little baby boy.

    • #29 by tialys on February 19, 2019 - 18:22

      Let’s hope he doesn’t eat those buttons. I don’t think they do that sort of thing until they’re toddlers though do they? I can’t remember.

  13. #30 by Emmely on February 19, 2019 - 22:19

    I think the yelllow colour is very on trend too, especially in combination with grey. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #31 by tialys on February 20, 2019 - 17:25

      I spotted a grey hooded towel with yellow trim when I passed through the baby section in Ikea recently so I knew I was on the right track.

  14. #32 by magpiesue on February 19, 2019 - 23:38

    I’ve just received a commission for a needlepoint case in gray and yellow. Not for a baby at least. I was fortunate to have the gray on hand and will be pleased to use it up! Baby things are always adorable but I especially like the booties you made. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #33 by tialys on February 20, 2019 - 17:27

      Those booties are getting lots of love!

  15. #34 by CurlsnSkirls on February 20, 2019 - 00:17

    Lovely knitting of such thoughtful gifts. Am sure they will become family treasures.

    • #35 by tialys on February 20, 2019 - 17:22

      Well, her sister is pregnant so they might well be handed down in a few months’ time.

  16. #36 by sew2pro on February 21, 2019 - 00:43

    Those booties! I am overcome by the cuteness. What a stylish and kind dispatch of gifts!

    • #37 by tialys on February 23, 2019 - 10:15

      The booties seem popular, I must make some more.

  17. #38 by sewchet on February 21, 2019 - 12:28

    Oh, I know – I love an excuse to make miniature things, no matter for how rarely seen the recipient! I think grey will become the avocado bathroom suite of the future. Remember the trend for chocolate brown a few years ago? Hideous. Your walls arenโ€™t said colour, I hope…..?

    • #39 by tialys on February 23, 2019 - 10:14

      There are lots of chocolate brown adorned properties still lingering in rural France but mine isn’t one of them ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  18. #40 by Lynda on March 8, 2019 - 16:46


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