And as promised, here are details of what knitted gifts reside in boxes 1 & 3 of the 'baby shower tower'!
First up are a pair of my gender- neutral felted baby booties. I will be preparing the pattern for these sometime in the near future. For baby boys, I will typically do this same pattern and just use baby blue yarn and accent with little white X's. I also have baby girl felted mary-janes and t-strap booties with flowers. I am thinking of putting these out as a set when I get all the patterns written up.
Finally, in box #3 you will find one of my favorite patterns of all time. You can find it in the ever-popular "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson. "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" was one of the first knitting books I owned. The patterns are great for beginnings and there are a range of projects to choose from.
The pattern for this bear is very worn in my copy of "Last Minute Knitted Gifts". The pattern is written by Marion Edmonds of Knitting Together NYC. Not only does this pattern include instructions for a teddy bear, but also a bunny rabbit and elephant (and believe me...I have made them all multiple times!). The pattern is named "Lovable Toys"- how fitting!