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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm going to be a Zia again!!

I'm so excited! My baby sister called me to let me know that I am going to be a Zia *zia means aunt in Italian* again in November!

She's having a Thanksgiving baby!!

I'm laying odds that she's having a boy :)

OH!! What to knit first for this little one!!

and second....

and third....

you know ;)

CONTEST ALERT!
Leave a comment with a suggestion for a baby pattern and suggest a yarn for that pattern. If you mention this contest in your blog with a link back here I will add you name to the draw twice ***Be sure to leave a link to your blog post!! Contest ends Saturday, April 12 at Midnight :)

Speaking of contest - check out the contest on the Countdown to Sheep & Wool blog! Go there now, yes right now... oh wait, make your suggestion(s) here first and then go over there ;)

11 comments:

pigbook1 said...

Linked!
I think you should knit Sheldon from knitty b/c no one can ever have enough turtles :-)
For the yarn try something fun like a variegated skein for the shell I suggest chew spaghetti speghatoni boyish (http://www.sonnyandshear.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=926&category_id=261)
and some cascade arcadia sprout
(http://www.sonnyandshear.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=354&category_id=92)

Not that i have been stalking the sonny and shear shop at all or anything ;-)

Congrats!

PHD Knitter said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting!

bySarah said...

Thanks for linking to us!!

And CONGRATS ZIA!!!
Baby knits:
I enjoyed knitting the baby bell bottoms pattern from Alison at the blue blog, and EZ's baby surprise sweater. I really want to knit this baby knit next: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheep-yoke-baby-cardigan
AND I love all the adorable toy patterns from Hansi Singh. (Etsy) Sorry if I overloaded you!

twiceknit said...

Congrats! I love using Zia instead of Aunt. So fun! I vote for the elephant from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Hmm, what yarn. I always use acrylic or cotton for baby toy gifts, so maybe some good old grey acrylic or Mission Falls 1824 cotton in grey.

Marsha said...

Congratulations! My favorite baby knit is the Simple Boatneck Sweater from Debbie Bliss's Baby Knits for Beginners. It's a simple yet elegant design--no frills, but oh-so-cute on a baby. And, when knit up in Baby Cashmerino, just luscious!

Jane said...

Every baby has to have the Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono and a bunch of Baby bibs and Baby Genius Burp Cloths from Mason Dixon Knitting in Handknit Cotton by Rowan Yarns! I'm linking your contest on my blog.
Jane

Ursula said...

I knit a felted bear for my new nephew and he loves it. You can find pics of the bear and the nephew loving it on my Ravelry page - SheThinksSheCan.

Also recently I found out I was pregnant (#1!) and have a couple bibs Grandmas favorite bib and CatKnitz's Button Knot Bib.

And the Baby Surprise Jacket. So much to knit! Congratulations!

danielle said...

So much to chose from...of course, since it is a winter baby, this baby will need a blanket. I love making feather and fan blankets cuase the pattern is so easy to make - and it makes any yarn look sumptious.
And the top down sweaters from Cabin Fever are wonderful...any of the new kimono sweater patterns...and there is all that lovely Panda yarn from Crystal Palace..

Dandy said...

Oooo how exciting for you!!!

I think you should get some pretty painted yarn and make the Baby Surprise Jacket by EZ... I think it's a classic!!

I came here via Jane at Grammieknits... I'll post it on my blog as well.

brsmaryland said...

Congrats!
My usual go-to baby knit is the hooded cardigan (free pattern from Cloverhill) that uses 2 skeins of Encore. Very cute and easy.
My most recent baby knit gifts have been the EZ Baby Surprise Jacket. The striping is so cool and you can mix and match yarns.
Have fun!

ikkinlala said...

I think you should knit Devan from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/PATTdevan.html).

It's hard to choose a particular yarn because there are so many kinds of self-patterning sock yarn, but I think Opal Pfau might look good.