I think everyone I know is pregnant. Or just gave birth. It is one of those years I guess. I was at an event recently where I realized that 5 people at the table were pregnant. 5! Not to mention my fertile friends elsewhere. I really don’t know what happened in 2007 but I think it was a big year for a lot of couples.
Well, I can’t possibly knit for every baby I know but I thought I would do my best and see what I could get done. First up, Cooper. I thought he should have some mittens. But when I finished these mittens I thought maybe I should have some too. In fact, I had dreams of more and more mittens. Baby knits kill me. They are just so little and, well, cute.
These mittens are brilliant because you can use leftover sock yarn–I used Koigu left over from my gauntlets. I love the greens, cream, and peach colors in this yarn. I think the colors are perfect for a little boy.
Baby knits are among my favorites due to the heightened level of cuteness and the relatively fast execution. When I am finished with a baby knit I kind of want to keep it and maybe decorate my house with it. Is that strange?
Pattern: Baby Mittens
Source: Malin Knits
Size: 3-9 months (perfect in time for winter)
Yarn: Koigu PPPM
Needles: US 2 double points
Notes: I made no changes. These mittens are perfect just the way they are.