If I was 30 years younger, I might think my knitting was trying to tell me something. I am on a great baby kick.
First, I tried Elizabeth's 'Good 2-Needle Garter Stitch Slipper With Cuff' from both Knitting Without Tears and The Opinionated Knitter.
They were s-o-o-o cute, I went on to the Baby Bonnet, also found in The Opinionated Knitter and shown here on the only baby-sized head in our house.
The bonnet, like most of EZ's designs, is one-piece construction. This one, shaped with decreases. Starting at the front - that is the forehead portion of the bonnet - a shaped headband is knit. Then stitches are picked up along the back edge of the band and decreased away to cover the back of the head.
Now I have started this.
Knitters Almanac. Knitting it in a size to fit me has been tempting, but I can't get past the chain mail armour look of the garter stitch yoke. A baby, though, knows nothing of fashion for the medieval 'knight in shining armour' so while I'm still on my baby kick - and still have some Patons Astra yarn left - I am completing my layette.
Who's baby this knitting is destined for, I have no idea. But I will be ready when the baby announces it's arrival.