While I’ve been working on a few designs for my Ravelry shop and leading the fall KAL, the month of October on my end has largely been working and knitting baby things!

A friend of mine had a baby in August so the gifts are a touch late, but as the gifts are mostly hand knit and for the colder weather, I figure they’ll be arriving just in time. 🙂

If you watched my September Monthly Chatter video, you’ll know I was very much opposed to buying blue for a baby boy – it’s so basic. 😉 Perhaps because my mantra going into the store was “not blue, not blue, not blue,” I naturally gravitated towards the blue, and I still adore the color. So much for trying to be different!

I knit the Garter Stitch Baby Kimono, the Garter Ear Flap Hat, and a little jellyfish for baby Sam.  I didn’t want his mom to feel left out so I sent along a ton of herbal tea, a few eucalyptus shower tablets (as it seemed easier than her finding time to go to the spa or even take a bath!), and a slouchy hat for this fall and winter.


Yes, that’s a new pattern! I named it the Berkeley Slouchy Hat, after Naomi’s hometown. Naomi loves to knit and sew if you want to check out her blog, One Avian Daemon. 🙂

What are your go-to patterns and gifts for newborns and their moms?

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