With a couple of kids running in the yard . . .

News! I have news! My brother and his wife are going to have a baby! Courtney's due in November. They've decided to wait it out and let the sex of the baby be a surprise, which is great for them, but kind of sucky for an anxious and over-excited knitter. Still, I think the idea of letting it be a surprise is kinda cool too. So, who's got suggestions on their favorite gender-less baby patterns? I'm thinking this is the perfect excuse for the Debbie Bliss teddy bear cardigan that I have always loved.

Also, I have a collection of rainbow colored leftovers of Tahki Cotton Classic - maybe a cute baby item? All ideas are much appreciated.

Before I say goodbye for today I also want to thank both Johanna and Helena for their really sweet words of encouragement and support. I'm still working on staying cheery, but lately things are good.

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Sarah said...

What an adorable sweater!

My cousin and his wife just had a baby a few weeks ago and they played the same cruel trick on this knitter -- they didn't find out the sex ahead of time. A great very neutral pattern is the Baby Surprise Jacket. I used gender neutral shades on mine (green and gray), and it was a big hit.

bevq said...

THat is such a gorgeous sweater! I love it and it would be wonderful for both sexes. I think it would be good to knit even if you do know the sex of the baby, because it's a sweater than can be passed from baby to baby.

Bev Q

Elizabeth said...

The teddy bear sweater is very cute - I'd definitely go with that. The cotton would be great for hats in various sizes - the one's in the hospital aren't nearly as cute.

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Congrats - I would recommend something from the Debbie Bliss book Special Knits - it's a hooded sweatshirt type thing. You can knit it in any yarn that gets gauge, obviously, and I'd imagine you could stripe it if you were so inclined... it's a great pattern with no gender attached - just pick the right color yarn. :) And hang in there - I know that slump. Knitting helps.

Emma said...

That sweater is so gorgeous! It definitely gets my vote.