I am going to have two new grandbabies in the next few months and right now I'm having fun with it. I am going to knit a lot of newborn items and be ready for boys and girls. We'll have to see what I have.
My first project is a baby boy layette. When my older children were babies I bought a Pingouin knitting book and that's when I started knitting. It didn't last long and I didn't get too much done because I was busy raising small children and that takes a lot of time. Now as a grandma, I find a lot more time to knit.
This outfit is from that book.
First came the romper.
I saw this striped pattern in another pattern that I had pinned and used it instead of the normal even striping.
I knitted these with a Drops Fabel yarn. I wasn't happy with how soft the yarn was not, so when I blocked the items, I soaked them in a little hair conditioner. That really helped.
Then I knitted this sweater. The back crosses over the front and makes for an easy on-off dressing time.
These are the socks with the pattern. They seemed like they were way to large.
So I knitted these from another pattern and they seem like they will hardly fit a newborn, they are so small.
So I will give the baby both and see what happens.
The whole layette