No, not my babies (though we do have a new furry edition I’ll be introducing you all to shortly), but they are everywhere. My cousin, who was one of my bridesmaids and whom I abolutely adore, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last month, and I ventured south a month earlier for her shower. Baby shower + knitter = knitted baby gifts!
Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho
Yarn: KnitPicks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted in a bunch of different colors
Needles: Giant ones. Maybe 11s?
Began: February 11, 2012; Completed: March 8, 2012 (Raveled here.)
Notes: Loved this pattern! It was easy, quick, and fun. Definitely good movie knitting, as the pattern was super easy to memorize. The resulting blanket could probably be a bit bigger; if I made it again, I’d add another repeat to make it wider. However, it’s a great size for a nap, lying on the floor, or for use in a stroller. My cousin seemed to love it, and I’ve seen many photos of the baby with it, so I’m pumped.
I really liked the yarn; it’s soft, easy on the hands compared to mercerized cotton, and the colors are lovely. I tried to choose colors that are outside the typical baby colors, and I think it worked. I actually bought a bunch of the sport weight for a blanket for us. Fun!
Pattern: Baby Bib O’Love by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
Yarn: same as above
Began: March 8, 2012; Completed: March 9, 2012 (Raveled here.)
Notes: Super quick and easy, and I love the result. This makes a good sized bib, so it should protect the many cute little outfits the baby got at the shower. This is a great, quick gift, and I love the result. I definitely want to play with it more to practice some embroidery. Super cute, and love that it’s washable!
And last but not least, I taught a Chrisopher class at my LYS (Did I tell you guys that I’m teaching there now? It’s awesome!), and I knitted a baby version for my wee nephew (same number of stitches, but made it shorter) for Christmas out of some of my Swish Worsted leftovers, stopping the stripes when I ran out of yarn. He apparently doesn’t love it, but instead insists that his dad wears it. So, win? Toddlers are such prima donas 🙂