This is exciting! My first niece or nephew will be born in late October. This is my brother's first baby and he's only 3 1/2 years younger than me, so I wasn't really banking on him having kids now that we're both in our forties.
Mindy Peyton (as the fetus is dubbed--long story and we don't know the sex) will also be the first, first cousin for my kids who have the honour of being the only grandkids on both sides until now.
I really need to get cracking on the knitting! Luckily I started this baby blanket back in the winter when I needed a mindless but colourful knitting project. It's all sewn together and all it needs is a border and for about 10,000 ends to be woven in.
Now I'm considering what this kid needs to be properly ensconced in hand knits as is befitting a child related to a knitter.
So throw your favourite patterns at me! I've started a favourites list here but I want options.
I have green sparkle yarn, just waiting to be something perfectly silly for a baby :)