Good news on the family front: I am going to be an auntie (again!) However, this time, it is my own sister, Mimi, who is pregnant. She is due in early October and just found out last week that it is a girl! Mimi and Daniel have lots of life changes happening right now: they are moving to central California next month and then baby comes in the fall. Kris and I are quite excited to get another west coast trip in this year to go meet baby (and to explore more of the central coast!)
…as you can imagine, any time a knitter hears about a baby – and in my case, many babies, as several friends are also “with child” – the mind wanders to all the possibilities for little knits. I have not ventured deeply into baby knit territory yet. My knitting resumé includes two baby blankets, a bib, and a pair of booties.
…I can add one more baby blanket to the list now…
Cotton Ball Baby Blanket – cuddly and snuggly in every way. I got some cones of undyed unmercerized cotton at WEBS awhile back. Initially, I intended to do some weaving with them, but instead, I decided to make a nice gender-neutral baby blanket with two strands knit together. Simplest of the simple – stockinette with garter ridge edging. Luckily, I have some more of this yarn for another one – it was such a simple and enjoyable knit that I already want to make another one!
Baby knits seem like the ideal way for me to do some major stashbusting. This blanket was a great stashbuster (perfect for the Ravelry Stanley Cup Stashbusting KAL) and I have several skeins of yarn that fit well in the category of baby knits:
Do you have a “go to” baby knit? Any ideas for the yarns I show here? I have a lot of baby knits queued up over on Ravelry (and I received some emails and private messages asking me if *I* was going to be making a big announcement… nope… other than the fact that I will be an auntie!) but I would love to hear from you if you have a favorite – specifically little and quick things for small amounts of yarn – booties, hats, or toys!