Friday, May 27, 2011

Knitting Frenzy

Because there are four women at church who are about to give birth (all of them are expecting little girls!), I have been knitting up a storm of pink gifts.

First up was a double shower, where I contributed bibs and booties to some combined gift baskets:

Next up was my friend Kristin's shower. At first she said there would be absolutely no pink in her baby's room, so I was going to try and match whatever colors she chose for her curtains, but then she changed her mind completely and decided it was pale pink all the way. This left me one month to knit the world's most everlasting blanket.

I don't know if it was because my needles were on the smaller side, if the yarn was super snaggy and hard to work with, or just that I made the blanket WAY too wide and had to keep lengthening it so it wouldn't look stupid, but this baby took me the entire four weeks. Kristin's son is Topher's best buddy, though, so I wanted her little girl to have something special. I wanted her to sleep in a cloud of softness. I almost threw a party the day I cast off and could say that I was done. All joking aside, though, it was a labor of love.

But because the best gifts come in groups, I threw in a matching hat (once again, the stuffed cat is the only thing in my house small enough to model my newborn hats.)

Last night was the last shower, and I wanted to try something new. So I made a hat and experimented with it a bit. Once I decided that I liked it, I made some booties to match.

All of these little girls are going to AMAZING families who are anxiously awaiting them. I hope everything goes well for everyone and I cant wait to see all the little cuties!



  1. I'm slightly prejudiced, but I think my blanket and hat combo TAKES THE CAKE of all of these sweet gifts. Thanks so much for making it, I cannot wait to wrap the baby up in it with her cute little hat.

  2. Did I read correctly that you knit a hat and booties in one night? You knit so fast! I think it takes me a couple of weeks to do a baby hat and I definitely cannot knit booties in one night either. I especially love you presentation of your knitted gifts! You are so crafty!

  3. The hat took a day & the booties another day. My secret is not knitting in the round Angie. I have to knit flat & seam my projects. I don't know that I'll ever take the leap to DPN's. This is why you are a WAY better knitter than I'll ever be! :)