When I recently saw a friend of mine, who is about to have a baby, my mind went where a knitter's mind invariably would: wee little baby knits!
Since she is due in a week or two, I didn't have time for something big like a blanket, so I settled for something adorable. EZ's Baby Surprise Jacket is one of my standards, because it is so quick and simple to knit and ends up so darn cute.
I chose a semisolid black (technically Victorian Gothic) for this one because of the mom's style, and also her colouring (which one can assume will have an effect on the baby's colouring.) I went with Madelinetosh Sport, rather than a fingering weight, because I wanted the jacket to be a bit bigger - unlikely a sweater will get a ton of wear over Edmonton's hot summers, so hopefully it will still fit the baby in the fall. Unfortunately I ran out of the yarn with only two rows and the bindoff row left to go. Sigh. Thank goodness I had some Sweet Georgia DK in Charcoal left over, which was a very close match. Finished and seamed it and topped it off with five very cute pumpkin buttons, to commemorate the parent's wedding, which took place in a pumpkin patch.
Maybe it looks a bit Hallowe'eney, but that's ok, too.