Having a baby is a bit like getting married. Aside from the fact that it takes months to prepare and people take a lot of photos - you also get a lot of lovely gifts! I've been really lucky to get some beautiful handmade gifts which I've already blogged about here. I think friends who know I make things hopefully also know that I appreciate the work and effort in handmade gifts (and also know that I will never say that I saw something similar in a shop for £10!!!)
Well this weekend I met up with a lovely friend who gave me the beautiful gifts below for the baby. Rather embarrasingly (as I vaguely knew she had done some knitting in the past) I had texted to see if joining in a new ball of wool on my beginner knitting project was something she would be able to help with. (Safe to say she could do that with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back!)
1. Knitted baby jacket
2. Knitted baby booties
3. Knitted teddy bear
I'm informed that all of these patterns are in Debbie Bliss' Essential Baby Knits book. I'll be back soon with some progress on things I have actually made myself!