My cousin is expecting her second child, a daughter. You may remember her oldest child, Grace, as she is the most frequent recipient of all of my knitted things. "Poppy" is due in June (and shall be born on my birthday if the stars are in alignment) which means that I have three months to complete a blanket for her. I am planning on making her the Log Cabin Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting, and couldn't be more excited. I've wanted to knit this pattern for a while, so it's perfect that I now have a child arriving that will get some use out of it.
Last night I went and bought the yarn. I'd priced out the Calmer that the pattern called for, but quite frankly, I"m not a multi-millionaire, so I went with Lion Brand Cotton Ease. I think that the colors are lovely, and I hope that Poppy appreciates them (though, she won't be able to see them for a few months!)
I also plan to knit her a few other things, like booties, socks, and hats. I will also be knitting "Poppy" and her big sister Grace a stuffed animal each (I can't leave out Grace while knitting all of these things!) and plan on making Elijah and Sophie from Ysolda. I hope they love everything I am knitting them!