A couple friends of mine had a baby three weeks ago... and I finally finished the projects that I wanted to send them (I got sidetracked by the Knitting Olympics).
First item, a green hoodie made out of TLC baby from a pattern from the Bernat website. As far as inexpensive acrylic baby yarns go, I think TLC Baby is my favorite. Fairly soft and I like the sheen. This is a picture from before I finished seaming, added buttons, and wove in the ends, but you get the idea..
The second thing I made was a baby blanket. I wanted something really easy and reversible, but not *too* boring, so I decided to do a modified basketweave with the row and column size of the squares determined by the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence (I'm a math geek, it's not my fault). After fiddling with Excel to get a pattern that gave me the right dimensions and was pleasing to the eye, I came up with this:
Well, that's 1/4 of it anyways. For something so simple in technique, I thought it turned out rather well!
And the last thing that I whipped up over the last couple of days was a stuffed bear from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I really wanted to make another elephant, but I don't have enough grey yarn... So here is Pudgy Pete (as my boyfriend calls him).
Crappy pic, but it's so dark out and I have crappy lighting in my apartment... hopefully I can get a better pic before i stuff him in a box for transport! Total amateur job, but I think the wee one will love him all the same.
Now that that's all done, I have to make something for yet another couple of friends who are expecting in April...