Knitting For Baby

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And baby makes three. My lovely daughter Hanna (and her husband John) are looking forward to welcoming their third child. A little girl! Sugar and spice, and all that's nice. They do girls well - this little angel will make daughter number 3. Yahoo! I get to knit with pink. What to make, what to make, . . .

Wouldn’t you know it.  A brand new book of baby blankets arrived on Monday – “60 More Quick Baby Blankets.”.  OH MY GOLLY, ARE THERE SOME CUTE DESIGNS!!!  Easy slipped stitch patterns, intarsia clouds and critters, pockets added to store stuffed toys, and even a couple snugglies – a mermaid tail and a teddy bear hug, just the right size for teeny tiny newborns.  Too many to pick from!  But alas, the pattern chose me.  Sheep!  I adore sheep.  Goats are pretty awesome too, but a cute, fluffy white sheep gets me every time.  And as I leafed through the book, smack dab in the middle, 5 little sheep jumped off the page and said ‘knit me.’  Irresistible, for sure. 



Pattern choice decided, now for the yarn.  The design used grays and white, but I must have pink, so I’m substituting pale pink for the light gray borders and stripe.  My hubby insists on super soft (such a good Grampa), so I started squeezing all the pink yarn in my shop.  That’s a lot of squeezing, given my propensity for all that’s pink.  Several lovely washable merinos.  But then I grabbed a skein of Blue Sky Fibers Extra – 50 / 50 baby alpaca and merino wool.  Hmm?  Not superwash.  But man oh man, is it uber-soft and squishy.  Both in my hands and wrapped around that new little princess.  Sorry Hanna, you’ll have to wash it by hand.


So pink yarn, US 7 knitting needles, and sheep, here I come!  Now all this little girl needs is a name.  Mom and Dad?




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