Thursday, January 03, 2008

Baby Talk


Two baby boys: one due yesterday, the other due in February. My needles are itching to start something but what?? (BTW, whatever happened to the fruit hats that were so popular a few years ago?)

I crocheted Baby Clouds blankets for both of their siblings with great results. I want to crochet blankets for each of the new babies but I also want to knit something. Is this overkill?


I'm thinking crocheted blankets and a pair of teeny tiny sockies in a coordinating color. I'm also contemplating a Tulip Baby Cardi for one of them . . . or maybe a Baby Surprise Jacket . . . or --?

Help! What do babies really need? What do new parents not want to see? (Machine wash and dry is a must, right?)

Suggestions gratefully accepted.
And if you haven't entered the Kureyon Sock Yarn giveaway, what are you waiting for? Send me an email at wickedsplitty and I'll do the rest.

8 Comments:

Blogger LauraP said...

I vote for old-fashioned baby booties with a nice ribbon to tie them on. I know they're out of style, and I get funny looks from new mommies when I give them. And later I hear how wonderful the booties are because they're the only things that stay on the little darlin's feet. I use an old photocopied pattern that fell out of one of my grandmother's cookbooks.

10:21 PM  
Blogger kozmic said...

Hug-me-tights are always popular with Kiwi Mums. Great for tucking Bubs into when feeding in the middle of the night.Bootees aren't popular BUT a knitted or crocheted version with a sheepskin sole is a must for every young Antipodean.You have my email addy from the contest Barbara if you'd like a recipe passed along.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

The blankets are fabulous! My daughter adopted one that she received as an infant as her comfort "blankie" and still (at age 18) has the last few threads remaining of it tucked into a special box.

I'm with Laura--go for the booties. One always needs lots of those for babies. I remember feeling horribly guilty about finally giving away a hand-knit sweater my two babies grew out of in a month each. I kept it far longer than any of their other outgrown clothes and I still have a pang of guilt when I think about handing it on. Booties wouldn't give me as much emotional trouble and will fit longer I would think.

Definitely wash and dry!!!

10:54 PM  
Blogger ~Tonia~ said...

Yes wash and dry are so nice.

I knit 3 blankets for my little guy and he loves them all. He has to sleep with them every night. They are very useful and if they are a nice size can be used for a long time.

I would stay away from a BSJ or something like that since the baby grows so fast they will be out of it in no time.

Maybe a hat since you can add ribbing to it and make it fit for a long while as well.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

I'm really appreciating all of these hints, guys! Thank you! So far it looks like it's gonna be a blanket and some kind of socks/booties that'll stay on. Knitting Daily has a free pattern for some Better Than Booties. What do you think? You can find them here http://tinyurl.com/27w884

11:50 PM  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

I'd make some bibs and washcloths out of Cottontots. They're quick and easy, plus they'll get lots of use.

12:26 PM  
Blogger monica said...

I always have left over sock yarn and knit a few pair of socks for baby showers to match little outfits I buy. Seems like the moms always love them.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

My favorite is the five hour baby sweater - there's one on my blog in yesterday's entry (it's green and white). It's a fun, fast knit. I used kitchen cotton - so it's machine wash/dry. I've made a bunch to have on hand - babies have been happening quite a bit in my little corner of the world too!

6:23 PM  

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