I have the honor to knit a crib blanket in anticipation of my new cousins arrival this October.
I'm excited for my favorite cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her new little bundle. I'm just bummed I won't be able to meet her right away.
We will have a lot going on around that same time, but hopefully early next year I'll finally get to visit.
For this blanket, I'm using Purl Soho's free pattern. It uses 100% Merino Wool and it is the softest yarn I've ever worked with. Being a newbie knitter, I'm beginning to understand that the quality of yarn truly makes a difference.
With my admission of being a newbie, you can imagine the head scratching I did when the yarn arrived as a "hank". (My learning process unfolded on instagram.) Luckily a couple of youtube videos rescued me and I was able to successfully wind this center-pull ball of yarn with only one frustrating knot. Hallelujah!