Itty-bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson (this purchase is totally Samantha’s fault. I have to admit to having looked at this book before, as per Samantha’s suggestions and gorgeous knitting results, but ended up putting it back on the shelf. I managed to hold off buying it until Samantha knit this "Candy Cane" hat (see her May 14, 2007 post) and posted it on her blog this past week. I almost died from the sheer cuteness and immediately added this book to my shopping list).
I also found:
Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding.
I’m not sure if I’m more excited about the cute baby patterns (sweaters, hats and booties to name a few) in this book or the fact that there are two nursing sweaters and a nursing shawl in it for mommies!
Now I have to decide between knitting this "Bunny Tail" hat (I figure I can use pink or blue ribbons around the wee hat ears after Baby is born)
or this Candy Cane hat, both from the Itty-bitty book.
I think either would be adorable on a newborn returning home from the hospital. I’m considering using the lovely Wool Gatto that Renée gave me and I think "Bunny Tail" would knit up nice and soft in that yarn.I am still working on my wee blankie for Baby. So as not to bore you (I have to admit to having accomplished more in the way of frogging over the past couple of days than progressive knitting), I would like to show you one of the gorgeous gifts we have been receiving for the wee one.
This is called a Blueberry Hat and was knit by a lady who went to nursing school with DH’s mother and is now, as these things go, one of our friend’s.
Get this: it is hand-SPUN, hand-DYED, and (naturally) hand knit in 100% wool. It is lovely and soft and I cannot wait until our little blueberry is big enough to wear it! Thanks so much, D and J!