Friday, February 17, 2012

Handknit Shower

What's the best gift an expectant knitter could receive? Handknit baby gifts!

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!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! Your new little one is lucky to have so many knitters who already love him!