Have I ever mentioned how much I love giving new baby gifts? I'm not quite sure what it is, but just the potential of a brand new baby really brings out the crafty side of me. We are very comfortable with our two children and don't plan to have any more, so it's especially fun to send a little something for other people's new babies!
Thank you Ginny and Gretchen for letting me live vicariously through you! I'm so happy for you both and wish you all the best as you welcome precious new little ones into your families!
I knit up a Baby Perdrix for each of them yesterday. The original pattern calls for Knit Picks Galileo yarn (I knit one for Ginny in Valentine red) and it's so soft and cozy. But I also wanted to try Knit Picks' new line--Paragon. I chose the Shoal colorway. It's a merino/baby alpaca/silk blend and it's lovely! It's a bit thicker, but you can wet block it easily and it was a joy to knit with! Each hat requires less than one full 50g ball of either of these yarns and they make a great gift! And they're really stretchy, so they'll fit baby for quite a while.
I'm excited to get these packages in the mail and to see pics of these beautiful babies in a few more months. What's your favorite baby gift to give and make? I'd love to hear about it--leave me a comment!
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along and Nicole for Keep Calm, Craft On.