On hearing that my niece was pregnant I knew at once that I was going to knit a strawberry cap and booties for her baby.
A quick search for a baby sweater rewarded me with this Maile sweater which I love. It is prettier in life and the colour is perfect.
Not ready to stop having fun I decided on a 'feelie' ( yes they are usually called taggies but I prefer feelie). Cotton on one side and velour on the other, loops made from ric rac, cotton lace, satin, grosgrain and velvet ribbons.
We can't have a strawberry present without strawberries so that's what came next. 4 different textured fabrics, yellow french knots a little stuffing and different noise makers in each.
A couple of bibs
and a bottle cosy rounded out the gift.
Each item was placed in a crate which I wanted to present in a basket but unfortunately none of the shops here had a suitable one, they were all to small or round, so it all had to go into a gift box.
Notes to self :
smaller size - knitted in Patons Bluebell,
larger size - 16 sts added to cast on edge, knitted in Basics Merino 100% merino wool.