As I mentioned in earlier posts, two babies were due in Bill's family (one for each of his second cousins). So, I made a lovely lavender layette set thinking it was a neutral gender color (but it apparently isn't).
Then, I made a neutral-colors layette set using melon, purple, yellow, green and white - which also turned out more "girl" than "boy". These creations would have been perfect if the babies turned out to be girls...
So, I was back to square one. I knew one baby (due in April) was a boy, but I was tired of making baby blankets so I worked on other projects.
After the unknown-gender baby was born in early January, I knew two "boy" baby blankets were needed.
The first completed was the Teddy Bear Baby Blanket in blues and white.
The second was the Two-color Reversible Shells Baby Blanket in blue and white.
I couldn't decide who to give which blanket to...Jackie and Jason's Lucas (born in January) or Jimmy and Sarah's boy (due next month). So, I waited...
...until last weekend when I talked with Bill about the 3 baby blankets I had to give (including the Granny Square Baby Blanket in white and baby blue). He suggested I give the Granny Square Baby Blanket to Jackie and Jason's Lucas (since they already had a lot of baby things from their first son Jack, including 2 blankets ("Jack" Baby Blanket, Race Track and Games Blanket) I made for him) and the other 2 baby blankets to Jimmy and Sarah's unborn baby (their first child). So, that's what we did! [UPDATE March 18, 2006: Baby born yesterday! As yet unnamed.]
Now I have the two baby girl layette sets to find homes for. I'm considering donating them to the local family service center.