June 18, 2013

Baby Knitting

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?"
"due date?"
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!


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