As I may have mentioned before (like here) I absolutely love knitting for new babes. When I found out my cousin was pregnant I pulled out my lovely stash of Tanis Fiber Arts and started plotting a Bounce blanket (Emily had just finished designing it and I really didn’t need much of an excuse to cast on).
I didn’t get very far in my knitting before I was reminded that there are now several ladies in my family who knit, and perhaps they would want in on this knit fest! So I went back to the stash (it’s a big stash, I’ll tell you all about it some time), to find yarns for booties, a sweater, and a hat, all coordinating with my blanket.
While I waffle quite a bit on my own ‘favourite colour’ or ‘favourite palette’ from one day to the next, it is quite helpful when knitting for someone to know when they do have a favourite. For Gillian (the mama) that colour is teal. She has always loved it and always will. So I was confident, boy or girl, teal would fit well in the little bundle’s wardrobe.
And so, while I finished up the Bounce blanket, Holly worked a wee Umbilical Cord Hat from the Stitch and Bitch book, Emily knit the most adorable pair of Little Squirrel Socks, and my mum knit her ‘go to’ sweater, the Baltic Baby Sweater by Lisa Chemery. We wrapped up our package for wee Harrison (Gillian’s happy, healthy boy) and sent our love to Calgary.
Emily and I have always loved baby knits, in fact, it launched us into the world of knitwear design with our first book 9 Months of Knitting! We also created Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe, inspired by my youngest, Bodhi, and Emily’s first, Max.
So, what are your go-to baby knits? Do you prefer an accessory? An heirloom blanket? A sweater for a wee tyke?