Great news! I get to knit for a baby. She is due August, 2007 so summer and winter knits for a little girl are in my future. Cute little booties, hats and sweaters in soft hues of pink are just the ticket. Hmmmmmm, so good. I enjoy knitting for babies because the projects usually (don't ask about the argyle sweater) finish up quickly. An added bonus for me is the pieces weigh almost nothing, making baby goodies perfect for summer knitting.
Now this bundle of joy does not belong to me (huge sigh of relief on my part). Close friends of ours are bringing this baby into our world. Not that RM and I are opposed to more kids; we just need more room to have them. Our house is small, to say the least. If the Department of Housing and Urban Development saw the size of our bedrooms, they would frown. Let's just say tiny and minimal is what we live with. It's an old cottage; drafty, creaky and small, but on a lake. So we deal. But I'm getting off the subject.
Back to baby knitting. . . I am thinking about this from Debbie Bliss' Special Knits for the little gal. After a quick visit to the library, I picked up Itty-bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson (where do I start . . . all are wonderful) and Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falic and Kristin Nicholas (love the felted diaper bag). There are hundreds of patterns out there and in no time flat my mind gets boggled at the choices. So, if you know of a great baby pattern, please let me know as I'd love to check it out.
Notes - Sorry about the flash in the photo. We are getting snow right now and the light is terrible. The knitting is going to be a pair of baby socks for the 52 Pair Plunge, more details later.