When I heard the news that my cousin Valerie is expecting a baby, two thoughts went through my brain:
1 - I am going to be an Auntie! (technically cousin, but whatever)
2 - What am I going to knit/sew for this child?
I am so excited to begin creating for this child. I won't meet her/him until November, so I figure that's plenty of time for a few projects.
I came across the Debbie Bliss books through my local library. After much perusing, and careful thought, I have my list of potential projects. I ended up choosing projects from Essential Baby: Over 20 Handknits to Take Your Baby from First Days to First Steps and Baby Knits for Beginners. I very well may only do a few of these, but it doesn't hurt to have a long list.
I tried to organize my list according to age/size, so that the things baby will need first will be finished first. I made copies of the patterns, since (a) I should resist the urge to be a library-book-hog and (b) I like to mark up my patterns. I'm not quite done with my tea leaves sweater yet, but I should be able to begin baby knitting by June.
Here are a few things I would like to make.
What are your favorite things to create for a new baby?