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Irishmam
12-29-2009, 10:19 AM
HI,

My SIL is expecting her 3rd baby in March and I want to knit her something. I have just finished a blanket for her sister (now a week overdue ahhhh), but this family already have all the blankets, baby clothes, toys, sleeping bags etc they could need.

What more unusual baby gifts have you made?

irishmam

melmac51
12-29-2009, 10:21 AM
What about a knitted dolly? or stuffed animal? baby blocks? Something soft and squishy for the lil' one to cuddle. I'm sure whatever you make will be loved because of the love you put into it.

MMario
12-29-2009, 10:24 AM
wash clothes. A household with a baby NEVER, ever, has enough wash clothes.

vaknitter
12-29-2009, 11:01 AM
There is a pattern link on Ravelry for a knit bunny snuggy that I really like to make people along with a hat and washcloths.

Irishmam
12-29-2009, 11:08 AM
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bunny-blanket-buddy---knit

Is this the bunny? I already had it bookmarked, looks good

Jan in CA
12-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Unusual may be hard to think of, but I know I never had enough of these things.

Burp cloths (any design that can be thrown over the shoulder will work)
http://nebuladesigns.blogspot.com/2008/08/plain-simple.html

Bibs -
http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/2008/12/snowbaby-again.html
http://www.knitandcrochettoday.com/pdf/KnitBabyBib.pdf


Mason Dixon Knitting has a nice burp cloth and bib pattern. I got mine from the library.
http://www.amazon.com/Mason-Dixon-Knitting-Knitters-Patterns-Questions/dp/0307236056%3FSubscriptionId%3D1YZR91QYB6WCG3PM78G2 %26tag%3Dravelry-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165 953%26creativeASIN%3D0307236056

vaknitter
12-29-2009, 02:09 PM
That is the bunny ! I don't even put faces on them...mine looked sort of evil with the face. I used Berroco Comfort baby yarn for several and Caron Simply Soft for others. They are quick and easy and good for baby b/c there are no eyes to chew off and can be thrown in the wash.

Irishmam
01-02-2010, 06:11 AM
Ha ha ha Vaknitter - I can understand how the face could go evil! I am kntting a practise one at the moment with left-over yarn and REALLY appreciate the yarn suggestion as I was wondering about washability.

Jan - the burp cloths are a brilliant idea and so much nicer than all those muslin squares I had lying around.

Thanks a million ladies, I am off to do some on-line yarn shopping (with a 10% discount, yippee)

Irishmam

WandaT
01-02-2010, 09:31 AM
I love the "Lovable Toys" (bunny, elephant, teddy bear) in the "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" book.

Constant Knitter
01-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Try this pattern for cute!
I actually made two pairs of these dolls and they were adorable. They worked up quickly and easily [and I'm not the most experienced knitter], and the kids loved them.

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4140&cps=21191

ArtLady1981
01-02-2010, 04:54 PM
If you are in the mood to invest in a book of baby-toddler book...the Bouton d'Or knitting books have great designs. And a nice thing about it, most of the designs have directions for many multiple sizes! LOTS of sizes!

I knit this little Choux set, from a Bouton d'Or book.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1094/1381910246_efe52fe588_o.jpg

The little Choux hat is the best thing! "Choux" means "cabbage" in French!
Doesn't it look like a little cabbage, growing in the cabbage patch?
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1088/1381012231_a3e8e8ec0e_o.jpg

So, I guess my point is this: sometimes it's the unusual design of the same old thing (a hat, jacket and jumper) that makes it UNIQUE! The Bouton d'Or books are really unique in that way! And with an equal number of boy or girl knits!

lissaplus2
01-03-2010, 01:18 PM
Anytime theres a baby needing some hand knits.....

they always get...
http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/cbbooties.shtml
These are the only baby booties i knit. They really dont kick off.

and.....

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?r=1
This is just too cute to pass up....even moreso when youve got it knit.

and.....
http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/2007/07/baby-jiffy-knit-sweater.html
I usually make a matching hat if i have enough yarn left.

Irishmam
01-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Thanks a million everyone I have been having great fun looking at these links.Artlady, that set is really beautiful! I love the autumnal colours and the hat is very cute! I also take your point about the design or colours making all the difference.

Irishmam

Irishmam
01-03-2010, 06:36 PM
Meant to say - Lisaplus2 we must be on the same wave length. Of the gazillions of baby patterns out there, the 2 I have already printed out were the bunny (nearly finished) and the Knitting by the Lake jacket!-

ArtLady1981
01-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Oh that little baby coat on 'Knitting by the Lake' website is just toooooo adorable for words!!!

This was a good thread, Irish!