Happy summer, everyone. I’ve been running around, working on several issues, traveling, directing shoots, going to press, helping friends with wedding plans, preparing to move, finding time to sit by the pool…and in the midst of all of it, one of my best friends had a baby in June, so I’m browsing baby knitting patterns.
That baby doesn’t need something handknit right now, in the heat of a North Carolina summer, but I would like to have something on the needles come Fall.
At first, I was thinking blanket … something lap-sized and versatile, washable. I love the Tamarix Quilt from an older issue of Interweave Knits, but this little Baby Kimono is also pretty fantastic. The jacket would be quicker to knit, and being a cardi, I think is a practical kind of garment for a baby. But the quilt would be usable for longer and it would be fun to arrange the colors.
What kinds of projects have you found well-received by new parents? Or what kinds of items would you have appreciated as a new parent? Is the Baby Kimono just too adorable to resist? Leave a comment and let me know what you think; I’m new to knitting for babies!