Well, I missed Doug’s shower last Friday and as Martha reported, it was a special one. Two baby girls…wow!
I always like to make gifts for babies and this was no exception. I decided to make knitted wash clothes and because Doug is concerned about the future of our planet (and he’ll now have two more important reasons) I searched out 100% organic cotton yarn. The trick was to find one that was soft enough and the right weight. I did finally find a soft medium weight but let me tell you, colors were limited. Typically, organic yarn is only found in a range of earthy colors so I chose a nice creamy tan and a twist of off-white and grey. No girly pinks in this bunch!
The patterns are from Baby Washcloths to Knit by Melissa Burnham. There are 9 really cute designs in the leaflet. I chose the baby bottle and baby buggy. The motif is created with purl stitches on a field of knit stitches and they’re so quick and easy to make.
I was pleased with the end result and was happy to deliver them to the father-to-be this afternoon. I hope the girls enjoy them for many bath times to come!