Monthly Archives: August 2014

Knitting for a new arrival!



Soon after hearing that friends would be expecting a new arrival, I began planning my knitting projects around the happy news. I’ve never knitted for a baby before, so I hope my efforts turn out okay! I’ve been using a book called What to Knit When You’re Expecting by Nikki Van De Car. (Here’s a link to her blog.) It’s a cute book, with lots of sweet patterns. I couldn’t resist starting on the booties first. I have a feeling I’m going to end up with a rainbow selection of these cuties…


I’ve discovered that I love knitting baby clothes! It’s amazing to watch the pieces come together so quickly. And I like that these are knitted in the round, so I could watch an actual tiny shoe forming. The patterns in this book are clearly laid out and easy to follow. I even got to learn a new cast on technique, which I probably find way more fun that any sane person should… =P



Another thing about knitting this, is that it’s almost impossible not to think about the new life that will be wearing the booties. So every stitch is made with thoughts of health and happiness for the baby and parents. =]


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