I love knitting baby stuff. Why?? Because I can try out a new pattern, new knit stitches, a new process, etc without a huge time commitment.
I have done this from time to time with no particular baby in mind. When I do these, I place them in my gift box for when I need a baby gift item. However, there are times when I want to knit something special for a friend's new baby. What has been happening to me lately (cause this blog is all about me), is that people aren't finding out in advance if they are having a boy or girl. They are waiting. That means I have to wait until the baby is born to knit that something special. What's up with that? I personally refuse to knit everything white, yellow or green just so it can be for either sex. So I wait until the baby is born to knit something. And I'm okay with that, they just get something a little later. maybe two weeks after the baby is born.
The most recent is for a very nice co-worker, Brian. He's a St. Louis Cardinal's fan, which makes him a baseball fan, more than football, so we have something to talk about. No, I didn't make something in the Cardinals colors, but that would have been fun. I opted for the pattern, Baby's First Sweater #106. I've made this pattern several times and I really like it. I am making a note here to remember in the future. On the front panels when it says to cast on 7, I would suggest adding at least 10 on each side. The reason for this is 7 stitches on each side only allows the two front panels to meet rather than overlap to accommodate the buttons/buttonholes. So the front tends to pull on the sides more and I don't like that. I knit this with baby blue Queensland Bebe Cotsoy. It's 50/50 cotton/soy. Very soft.