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Old 01-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #11
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Sorry ladies, I am going old school on this, mint, white, banana, soft colors all the way. It is your personal choice, but this old broad still likes the pastels for new baby stuff.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:25 PM   #12
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ugh i get so tired of looking at the available baby yarns. I find them so uninspiring. I like bright vivid colors though, so that may be the problem. I would be perfectly content with knitting everything in varying shades of hot pink, lime green, and orange though so don't go by me!
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #13
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Do you know what color they are doing the baby's room in? That might be a clue as to what colors they like for baby.

If not I think I'd go for a nice neutral tan and the brighten it up with some pretty buttons once you know the sex.

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Old 01-17-2007, 02:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Jax3303
I love babies in a nice, deep red. It's gender neutral, and not a 'typical' baby color.
I like things that aren't the typical pastels, either. There's nothing wrong with them per se, but I know for myself, after a few weeks of having a new baby--when you really get to start to see a little personality developing--the multi-colored, pastely stuff doesn't always seem to fit after a while.

I think bold primary colors would be cute. My favorite color is blue, and I'll tell you, I've knitted blue for people when they didn't know the gender--I don't think blue is "gender specific" (I'm a girl and I love blue!). Tan and grey are great ideas that was mentioned--I would've never thought of them, and they're such a great thought! Maybe some more deeper but muted colors would be nice, too (so the colors are deep and not pastely, but a bit softer). As a mom, I personally prefer something that's a little deeper color. If it's a blanket, the baby can typically use it for a while (my toddler is using a couple of blankets that were crocheted for her that still fit her size) unless it's made for a newborn, and it's nice to be able to have something that's not so babyish for when they tend to outgrow it. I think it's in this book that shows a very beautiful, deep eggplant-colored baby blanket with a satin-trimmed border that's sewed on. Not something you typically think of for standard baby fare, and I think that's why it caught my eye. A very elegant piece indeed. If you like, I can post this picture.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:41 PM   #15
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I am also not a fan of pastels for babies. My daughter wears mostly deep colors... orange, purple, olive, brown, dark pinks, tans and yes she even has some black.

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