Take, for example, my current knitting project - the one that brought me back from a looong knitting dry spell. A friend is due any day now and we know it's a boy. As Christmas was ramping up, I discovered that her husband is a bit of a Star Wars fiend, as was evidenced by his home-made Star Wars nativity scene. One which his wife was concerned would cause consternation among the neighbors (in fact, it didn't).
|Day time (awesome)|
|Night time (MORE awesome!)|
Being a pretty loud-and-proud geek myself, I was thrilled by this turn of events. I provided many suggestions of ways to improve on the nativity scene and was happy to learn that her husband liked some of them. And, of course, my plans for a baby gift were impacted as well.
Off the needles came my original gift idea (a baby balaclava which is slightly weird but super-practical)
|Baby balaclava pattern is a free download at Ravelry.com|
And... on went the new.
|Seriously. How cute is this??|
I love, love, love this pattern. The hat knit up in one night and, while I chose to make a kimono rather than the bunting provided here, the bunting is very original and adorable. The pattern for the set is $3.99 on Ravelry.com.
The kimono I'm making is the Miss Sadie Baby Kimono on Ravelry.com. It's knit in one piece and then seamed.
|This is a finished one... my almost-done one is below.|
Here's where I'm at with mine:
|Note the appropriate linen color|
|Ears still need to be attached|
Welcome to the world, Baby Yoda!