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Old 08-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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What are your go-to baby shower projects?
I have baby showers coming up in October and need to step to it. What do you like to knit for babies as shower gifts? (boy, girl and unisex- since one of them isn't finding out!)
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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I just finished up the bunny blanket buddy found here:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html?r=1

but I used cotton yarn so it is just about 9" tall -- more of a toy size than blanket size.

I also just made a baby hat using this preemie pattern:
http://carissaknits.blogspot.com/200...r-charity.html

but I made a little bigger by using a bigger needle and I added one row of ribbing and one row of plain knit to make it a little taller, since the baby I made it for wasn't preemie-sized.

Both of these were fast and fun projects.

I hope you get some good suggestions!
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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I'lve made the bunny buddy many times. Use any yarn and appropriate needle size.

I've also made these:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTopart.html
http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/babyhat.htm
http://thecompletefabrication.blogsp...by-kimono.html
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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Wow, I love that OpArt Blanket, Marilyn!! I've never seen it before! Did it take long to make?
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I make matching hat, socks, and mitts. I like these mits because you can keep them from flying off their hands:

http://kyra.typepad.com/knitmeister/2005/01/

I use this sock pattern:

http://www.valleycafe.com/knitting/sock-pattern.html

There are tons of baby hats out there.
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Wow, I love that OpArt Blanket, Marilyn!! I've never seen it before! Did it take long to make?
It seemed like it took forever! but in reality not really. I made it in a bright yellow and purple. You start in the center and work out, by the last few color bands, it felt like I was knitting forever and a day before getting to the next color change.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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I make baby washcloths using Bernat Cotton Tots. I just find cute washcloth patterns and go from there. I put all the washclothes together in a nice basket that has baby wash, powder, diaper rash cream, etc.
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I too am a big fan of the Lion Brand bunny buddy. I make mine from Caron SS or Berocco Comfort. Whatever I make, I always attach a note stating that it is washable/dryable. Babies sure can make messes and I am always afraid people will think b/c it is hand knit they cannot wash it.

If I know the person really well and know they will appreciate it - I make a stroller blanket as well.
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I also love the little cupcake hat. You can change it up so many ways. If you're on Ravelry, check out all the variations.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #10
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I haven't knitted one yet. All my baby shower items have been crocheted. Faster to do and I think are very nice. I do plan on doing some knitted for my future grandchild box as I have the time and it isn't like I need it next week!
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