Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bizoo Bizu

Bizoo Bizu
Louisa Harding's New Book

Everyone loves adorable babies. This adorable baby photo (on page 23) in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting is getting a lot of attention these days!

The adorable baby photo is for a Louisa Harding ad. I did a little research and found out that the adorable hat is from Louisa Harding's new book Bizoo Bizu. It is already out in the UK. Louisa's West Coast Rep Cindy told me today it is now shipping to the US market.

Louisa Harding Baby Hat with Ribbon Bow

Bizoo Bizu is filled with 28 patterns for newborn babies and toddlers up to three years old. The boys and girls patterns are knit in Louisa's Kashmir Baby Yarn.

I love ribbon and embellishments so I adore Louisa's hat design with the ribbon bow. The printed ribbon says "with love". How sweet...I love it! Hopefully Louisa will give us her resource for her printed ribbon.

You can also check out scrap booking/rubber-stamping stores for printed word-saying ribbons. I've used a French inscribed "le bebe" ribbon to wrap baby gifts with. It comes in both pink and blue. Wouldn't it be great to knit this hat in creme and include both pink and blue ribbons to the parents instead of a uni-sex baby hat. Then when the baby arrives the parents can put the appropriate (boy or girl) ribbon color on the hat!

I'm calling my LYS today to reserve this book. I need to knit a baby hat for my husband's co-worker's baby-to-be. I can't wait to knit Louisa's new hat pattern and embellish it with a sweet little ribbon bow!

Think of all the design possibilities one can do now..personalizing and embellishing knits with ribbon!


Ruth said...

I love it too! Great idea about includng a ribbon for both genders! I already have two babies to knit for. Let me know when you get your copy:-)

Lisette said...

Hi Ruth,

Louisa's rep Cindy says it is just now shipping to the US market.
I called my LYS and told her to order it. I know the projects will be ones that we will love Ruth!