I'm having a baby in August, and now that I'm home on maternity leave I decided to bulldoze through my stash of Sugar & Cream! In addition to some useful (but boring) washcloths & burp cloths, here's what I've been working on:
I used a pattern for the knitted balls, which are seamed up the back. The cube I just made up. Each side has a different texture/stitch, and while it's stuffed pretty full the baby should still be able to grab it especially along the seams. Here are two views so you can see the different colors (and maybe the stitches, although it was hard to capture with the camera):
This toddler hat is the first I've ever made on DPNs!!!! I am so excited, as I mostly knit flat things or things like those balls, which were knit on regular needles and sewn into a circular shape. It was a little tricky teaching myself, but the video on Knittinghelp.com really helped!! This pattern is from One Skein Wonder:
It is very simple, as are the toys, but I really like them, plus I am going through my stash like crazy!!