When I was a kid, my father's mother was the fiber arts person in the family. She crocheted afghans for all the kids, and cross stitched birth announcements, etc. Nana past away several years ago. I started thinking about the kids who will be born in the family in the future. Who would make heirlooms for them?
I figured, even though I'm not nearly as talented as my grandmother (actually, both of my grandmothers crocheted), I can knit, so I should pick up the mantle and continue the tradition.
I started this project a while back. I am shocked I actually finished it before the baby is born. I kinda figured I'd give it to the baby when she graduated from high school. :)
It came out very nicely, but the yarn I used was awful. It's called Baby's First by Lion Brand. It is really thick, but the strands come apart and break easily. I think I'll send this one to be there when the baby is born, but maybe I'll make another one that I have more confidence in. I can just see this one completely unravelling after a few washes.
This project was fun, and it was a confidence booster. I'm thinking of casting on a scarf project later this evening...