It has been too long since there's been a baby in the family.
And that's a terrible thing because babies are fun to knit for!
The joys of baby knitting are endless.
You get to experiment with new techniques....
You can try a new yarn and not go broke....
When Randy's nephew and wife announced they were expecting I didn't think
"boy or girl?"
No. I thought,
"what can I knit for this baby?"
Out came all the baby knitting patterns books.
Ravelry was my new best friend.
Then I saw a blanket my old best friend, Karen, had been working on. She's been my best friend since junior high and has this great aunt thing totally under control. She and I started talking about the "Sweet Pea Blanket."
Ran's nephew and wife are POSITIVE, without a shadow of a doubt, 100%, ain't no way it's not happening that this baby is a girl. Now I know technology has come a long way since I had my babies, but sometimes ultrasounds can be wrong. I just didn't want to spend a great deal of time on an 'heirloom quality' - my words, not theirs - gift that was going to be the wrong color. I fondled a beautiful berry color, but settled on a creamy white.
I really love the way it ripples. The baby will be here in August - perfect blanket weather for a Florida baby, right? And whether it's a girl or a boy, the color will be just fine!