some things i am making for my nephew (due christmas eve), sweet jude.
i love the simple fleece blankets which are basically a piece of fleece finished with satin blanket binding. perfect weight, super simple and fast, yet still made by his auntie, right? i'm kind of picky when it comes to fabrics. i don't like the typical fluffy baby stuff... teddy bears... disney characters.... pinks and blues..... no, i'm an abstract pattern kinda girl... which is exactly what i picked out. i'm having a really hard time deciding what size to make the blankets though. i've been leaning towards crib size but should i make one of them bigger?
the knitting is a little hat. since he's due in december he is going to need one to keep that sweet little head warm. the pattern i'm using is the umbilical cord hat from debbie stoller's knitting handbook "stitch n' bitch" (yes, that is really the title.... it is a great book for beginning knitters). then there is the matter of the color.... which has a little bit of a story behind it. now, you should know that i am also very picky when it comes to color (when i'm picking it out anyway). i thought of getting that particular color for jude's hat many times but just wasn't sure. then ended up buying a skein to make a scarf for myself when i couldn't decide. at home i took a closer look at the label and noticed that the color is called christmas.... i chuckled thinking it didn't remind me of holiday colors except the fact that it contained red and green among other colors. but then it hit me... jude is due at christmas.... it was a sign. well, i took it as a sign anyway because i really needed to get started. i do really love the way it all worked out though. and of course this is only the beginning of the auntie handmades.
i hope you like them sister....