I have a cousin nearby who just had another baby. I wanted to get her a baby gift. But I couldn't think of what she would need.
This is not her first child, so I thought baby clothes would not be necessary. She has 10 children and so space is an issue and toys may not be appreciated.
I decided to knit her an afghan. Usually I go to a fancy yarn shop for knitting gifts. I don't want to spend 100 hours making something out of cheap yarn. On the other hand, I didn't want to get a natural fiber, like wool or cashmere that would irritate a baby's skin. I wanted something super soft, but washable. There are things that babies do that are just unpleasant and washing can be necessary.
We were in Jo-Ann fabrics looking for crafting items and I found this afghan book. I don't like crocheting as much as I do knitting and it is sometimes hard to find pretty, yet not too complicated patterns. This book is full of great knitting patterns. I bought the book and found some super soft, and not too pricey, baby yarn.
I hate starting a new pattern, because I always have to tear it out and start over until I establish the pattern. This was no different.
I have a good start and I hope to finish it in a few weeks. After all the baby is about 3 months old and I have not seen him nor brought him a gift.
Gotta get cracking.
For some reason it is taking longer than I thought.
Even with Rhett's most excellent help.