Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I love knitting baby gifts in natural fibres that are easy for the mum to take care of. The new cottons on the market are really very nice, and don't seem to fuzz as much when you knit with them. I enjoy knitting blankets, and sweaters but the cost can be quite prohibative when you look at the yarn involved. This baby bath ensemble is very reasonable and took no time to knit. Two hand towels and wash cloths in Blue Sky Alpacas, Inc. cotton and a bunny wash cloth for baby in Checkheaton Fiddle de dee. The wash cloths are knitted in Blue Sky Organic Cotton, which is truly a lovely yarn, the feel is so different from the dyed cotton, softer to the touch and more dense. It would make a wonderful baby blanket for those cool summer nights. The pattern for the towels and wash cloths is from Jo Sharps Knit 2 and the bunny wash cloth came from the free patterns on Lion Brand (it's orginally a blanket and I tweaked it for the wash cloth). With some baby wash and shampoo this could become my new favorite baby gift.
Posted by Isobel at 2:58 PM