As I mentioned a while back I have two cousins both expecting babies last month. Back in February, over Family Day Weekend, my Aunt hosted a joint baby shower for Heather and Lara at my mom's house in Parry Sound. There were about 40 family members and it was a great chance to see some of my cousins I hadn't seen in a couple of years.
The shower had a book theme and I gave both copies of Brambly Hedge, one of my favorite books as a kid. However, as a knitter I couldn't resist adding some handknit woolies to the parcel. I pulled out the Puerperium Cardigan pattern which is quickly becoming my go-to baby knit. It is quick, can be done from a single skein of DK weight yarn and gets good reviews from moms. I've been considering getting more of Kelly Bookers patterns for kids, because these babies are going to grow up (rumor has it) and I really like the way she writes and formats her patterns.
Neither of these babies has made their arrivals yet, but I'm looking forward to meeting these new additions to my already large extended family (I'm 7th of 14 grandchildren). I'm glad to know that they will have wooly goodness and that I have a go-to pattern for the babies that will continue to show up in the years to come.
Pattern: Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts, Yellow Label in Spearmint and Pink Grapefruit