Babies, babies, babies
Well, this last year and the coming year too seem to be the years of the babies. Friends are having grandchildren. My kid and her friends are having or had babies. I do love to do crochet and knit projects for babies. I usually give a cardigan sweater, especially for southern and western babies as they don't really need coats if they have a few sweaters for cool days. I like to make a matching pair of booties and a hat too. Then I have lately been making crocheted edges on cloth diapers for burp cloths. I like to edge a double sided yard of cotton flannel for a nice, large receivng blanket or summer blanket. I do love to make afghans, usually crochet, but it does seem to me that young moms get more of these than they need. And if I have left over flannel scraps, I will make baby washcloths or burp cloths and edge them with cotton crochet. Then I tend to make a few booties and maybe another hat, and that is it. I am going to be rushing to get it all done this year.
If there are older sisters, I like to make the basinette purse with a tiny Care Bear and trim the purse with the color of the bear for them. ButI have not figured out what to do for an older toddler brother. I suppose a hat, as a muffler would find no use in the warm winters here.