Monday, March 26, 2007

Babies and Yarn

Ever since Kira gave up the glamorous life of a yarn store owner to be a stay-at-home mom, there's been something about the Knit Nook and babies. But this spring, there must be something in the water around here because everyone seems to be pregnant!

Ruth is expecting and her first knitting endeavor for the baby is this adorable cabled sweater, Trellis from Knitty and a matching hat of her own design. This is a great gender-neutral pattern that works well in cotton or wool.

Tonya is also expecting, but before she started knitting for the baby, she finished this present for her mom, another Knitty pattern the Broadripple Sock out of Cascade Fixation.

Like most knitters, Tonya has fallen in love with this book, Itty-Bitty Hats, but she won't make anything until she finds out if she's having a boy or a girl.

Check out some of these adorable patterns. The snowman would be particularly cute out of Rowan Romance, a sparkly wool blend that just happens to be in the sale bin at the moment. Tonya is afraid that the sparkly yarn is too girly for a gender-neutral snowman, but I think it just looks like snow.

I also love this sail boat hat out of Mission Falls Cotton, and I'm trying to convince Tonya that this would be adorable for a boy or a girl.

Just imagine a little matching nautical sundress out of Katia Jamaica Cotton!
If Tonya is having a girl, I just might have to try it out.
(At the very least, it will prevent me from trying to knit a patriotic tube top for the Fourth.)

And speaking of knitting for little girls, have you ever seen a more precious hat in all of your life? This color choice is pretty traditional, but I'm imagining something more tropical, like an orange hat with a bright purple flower.

And I haven't figured out what to do with this yarn yet, but the Katia Margarita just screams summer knits for baby girls.

There are tons of yarns and patterns that are gender-neutral or boy friendly, but you've got to admit that this yarn is awesome in a specifically girly kind of way. It looks like gingham yarn with embroidered daisies!


Courtney Chambers said...

Hi Kristin and Cindy,
Your new blog is making me homesick for Louisville! I still think about all the help you gave me when I was knitting a Trellis sweater for a friend last summer. Now I'm about to start another for my own expected baby.

Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm glad things are going well for you both and the Knit Nook!
Courtney in Haifa, Israel

Knit Nook said...

Hi Courtney!

It's great to hear from you and congratulations! I told you there is just something about the Knit Nook and babies this spring!

Keep in touch!