So, last week I found out that W's sister is going to be having a little boy or girl! I'm super, super excited for her, but also a little nervous, because I really want to knit something amazing for W's new niece or nephew.
I browsed Ravelry and looked all over for cute things. When I asked W's sis what she wanted she just said "Surprise Me."
I feel like I'm going to be getting into a Knit Princess situation (read the story here if you don't follow the comic) wherein I will end up with a huge box of baby things that will be incredibly ridiculous and embarrass the entire family.
So, I'm going to try and not flip out and make a truckload of baby items. I'm going to make a list. I'm going to come back to the list and make one thing at a time. I'm not going to knit solely baby items for three months. Promise. For real. Mostly because I have other things to knit for people!
Anyway, here's the list!
Bunny by Jess Hutchinson: I think that this will be super cute, and definitely gender neutral :) Who doesn't want a bunny!
A Log Cabin Baby Blanket: A good idea, but I want to make sure I have a TON of time to make this. It could be very mindless. (I would follow the tutorial here)
Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan: Okay, I admit, I saw this on another blog, (Grumperina) and it's super cute! It's kind of girly, though.
Converse Baby Booties: Defintely gender-neutral :) And totally adorable!
Cleo Kitten Slippers : I showed these to W, and he said that it was too feminine. But I really want to make them! I guess I can always start if I find out it's a girl :)
Also, Down Cloverlaine has some AWESOME Bib Patterns, my favorite though is this one: (You may remember her for her sweet mod of my kitten mittens.)
When I went to the yarn shop today after lunch with Ash and Rebecca, I couldn't help but look at the yarn and think about baby stuff! I picked out two skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash :) I think that these two colors are very neutral, and they'll make a cute set!
I think maybe the converse baby booties and this cardigan, called Little Coffee Bean.
I can't wait to make these! First, though, I need to finish up my projects that I've promised off to people. *sigh* Oh, knitting!