This past week at my local knitting group, Akron Stitch 'n Bitch, I was delightfully surprised to receive several handknit baby garments made by my knitting friends. Seriously, I have the nicest knitting group ever! Wait until you see all of the sweet things they made.
|The full collection|
|Mary made the blue/brown striped hat to the far left (such a great color combination). Sara knit the happy green bib in the center. Andrea made the chunky tan ear-flap hat to the right.|
|Amy knit both the sweater (Baby Sophisticate) and elf hat. Don't you love the colors? Kudos to her husband for picking out the manly buttons, too.|
|Stacey made the cabled dark teal socks to the left. Casey knit the newborn cap and mitts to the right.|
It's hard to imagine that a little person will fit into these tiny garments, but that's the thing about newborns, they are super tiny! I feel truly touched by all of their efforts. Giving a handknit gift is so much more than "just a gift." There is a great deal more time, energy and thought put into a handmade present and I'm so grateful to have friends who have done this for me and my new baby. A great big, heart-felt thanks to Mary, Amy, Sara, Andrea, Stacey, and Casey!