Knitting for Babies

A friend from work is pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. The fact that she hasn't gained a pound outside of baby weight would be enough to make you hate her if she wasn't the most sincerely sweet person I've ever met. We had her shower yesterday evening after work. She was a bit overwhelmed with all the gifts. Everyone had basically doubled what they would normally get for a shower one in pink and one in blue.

I used this super easy pattern to make matching hat and booties sets. I started them last week in a cotton yarn I had on hand. It came out way too big and when my niece Savannah got hold of it there was no returning it as you can see at the top of the page. I figured if it fit a 2 year old it would be pretty silly to give it to a newborn, even if Savannah still insists she is a baby. So I went out last weekend and got some different yarn and started again. This time they came out appropriately newborn sized. Mike said the booties looked too big but they are sized for a 6 month old so they should work this winter.

No, she is not having a 1 footed baby boy, that booty is unfortunately still on the needles. Due to the setback in yarn choice and the craziness of work this week I didn't get it done. I started it at midnight Thursday and I knew it would take at least an hour to finish so I added the ribbon touches and wrapped them up instead. She was promised the 4th booty on Monday. The picture of Rachel above is not the most flattering so please take a look at the shot of her in all of her pregnancy glory at the bottom of this post.

I also got her a set of iPood and iPeed onesies from Fun2Wear on Etsy which her husband got a real kick out of, and a few bathtime books.


selahestelle said...

oh how fun! I have a twin sister and just had a baby and have no idea how my mother did it! My dad only had ONE day at home with us before he went back to work! Of course, it was the 70s, so there wasn't as much out there telling you to worry about everything, so, I guess that made it a little better? My mother says it never got particularly easier, just different. (two 13 yr old girls isn't any better than two babies!) Looks like she had a great shower, nice that she has such lovely friends!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

beautiful hats and booties!! Ipood is too too funny!! LOL!

(on a side note: conableb is my word verification..ha ha.. that just sounds funny)

Karen said...

Oh, how cute. You do such nice work. It looks to have been a fun party. Congratulations to your friend.

Anonymous said...

Awh...that's great! Babies are so much fun to shop and knit for! But you're right....sizing can be tricky.

To answer your question...I do have a watercolor of it up on etsy, but never really connected the words to any particular piece of writing. I do that a lot...just illustrate phrases, some original, some lyrics, some quotations...some I'm not even really sure where they're from.

overthetopaprons said...

Marvelous baby shower and your gift is so precious!

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

I really like the hat and bootie sets!

Body Natural Soap said...

Absolutly fantastic


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