Dearest Vicki Kate, today is the day that some of your blogging friends have decided to throw you a surprise baby shower! A whole group of us have been plotting and scheming for a few months, thinking of you and your soon to be new bundle of joy.
Of course there will be no games of toilet paper diapers or guess the baby food. The virtual world also limits the ability to provide a table of yummy goodies - though I may be munching on my current weakness of chocolate covered pretzels as I compose this post. However, there is one traditional aspect of a baby shower that will be included in this shower - gifts! Yes, we have all been setting aside hours of unselfish time to make something especially for your baby.
When I set out to make a gift, my plan was always to make a gender neutral cardigan and sew on pink or blue buttons at the last minute before mailing it. Then I decided that your little one deserved a sweater made just for him or her - so as I result I knit two cardigans. A blue and cream one if you have a boy and a purple and cream one if you have a girl.
The little boy cardigan is made from a bamboo cotton that washes up so soft and wonderfully. I love this yarn because you can throw the cardigan in the wash machine and dryer - not needing to worry about handing washing, special detergents, or laying flat to dry. With a baby, it's nice to just throw things in the wash and treat it like all of the other cotton onesies and receiving blankets.
The little girl cardigan is made from a purple cotton yarn that I received from a friend. I have been holding onto the yarn and saving it for something special because the color is so lovely, then I decided what would be a better project than a gift for a dear friend? I tried so hard to find purple or cream buttons to match, but luck would not have it so I settled for grey because I've always liked that way that grey and purple compliment each other.
For those of you who are curious who else is participating in this little scheme, here is a list of the lovely blogs:
Modern Vintage Cupcakes