I've been busy over the last few months knitting baby goodies for friends of mine. From the moment I found out, I dug out all the knitting patterns I had and found bonnets, hats and any yarn that looked lovely and tri-coloured to knit something original and useful.
And now, I'm up to my last piece: a second baby square. I've knitted up one and it looks lovely and cuddly and very much something a parent would use to spread out on the ground to keep baby off the dirt for a moment to change their nappy or to put into the bottom of the pram to add a little more warmth over a cooler day before other covers over their bundle of joy with more covers to keep them warm.
I've also knitted three 6-month hats with a loop on the top so it's easy to pull the hat off if they need to. And there's one sweet little new-born hat with a loop on it too - just in case when little baby's born, the weather is cooler than expected (as their little one's due in December; and if you remember what Christmas in Brisbane was like last year, you'd all agree it was a little on the cooler side).
I hope you guys enjoy seeing the almost completed pressie I've got for my friends. It's taken me over three months of solid knitting at night - and during every afternoon (including weekends) to get this all done! The baby blanket/square too me around 6 times to get started; with the stitch I wanted to use. And it's turned out wonderful!