Last night, my boyfriend's cousin and his wife had a little girl. This is good news! Well, any baby is good news but little girls are especially exciting (for us girls, at least) because they are so fun to shop for! And, for me, to knit for! I like knitting for boys but I find that there are way more irresistible patterns out there for little girls.
When I first heard of the pregnancy, I started to knit a pair of Saartje's Bootees but stopped after the first one because they were very girly and we didn't know the sex - now that she's here, I'm motivated to finish the second before the baby shower! They don't take long to make and are SO cute, so I'm sure I'll have it done.
I also knit the Spud & Chloe Buga Baby Bunting in anticipation of baby's arrival. Since this is one of those patterns that could work for a little boy or girl, I knit a little pink bow, just in case - I guess I'll have to add it on now!
Here is a picture of the bunting, pre-blocking:
Done on big needles and bulky yarn, it was a quick knit and I'll definitely be making more of these as gifts! More details can be found on my Ravelry project page, Baby Bear Bunting.
I learned a few new techniques while knitting this project. My favorite was the Kitchener Stitch! It allowed me to join the hood to the body without a visible seam. One of my knitting books had a description and some simple drawings and that was enough to learn the stitch - it's that easy.