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I'm going to be an Auntie!

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. 

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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 :)


Congratulations on your approaching aunthood! Within the last few years, I have become a great-aunt, and I'm going to be a first-time grandmother in the new year, so baby knits are definitely on my mind! I'll be watching responses to your post for ideas.

Your link did not work for me, so I can't see what you already have on your list. My suggestions may duplicate what is already there ...

There are a couple of baby cardigans that I have loved knitting and that have been very well received: Laura Chau's Sweet Bunting (navy blue main colour/lime green contrast) and the wildly popular Dream in Color Tulip Cardigan -- wildly popular for good reason.

Not sure either of these will work for green and sparkly yarn; looking forward to seeing what you do with that!

Congratulations Auntie! Beautiful blanket. Have enjoyed your blog. Glad to read a new post.

Latte Baby Coat from Frogginette is a lot of fun to knit, and can be unisex. It is a toddler sweater, but babies grow into that sizing so very quickly.

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