Don't worry boys, there's enough dirt for everyone.
Some of my friends are bringing more people onto the planet. (I'm all for babies, I'm very pro-baby.) So I picked up some more yarn. One of my friends adopted a baby girl from China around the time that I was leaving California and moving here. I was in over my head with moving stuff so they didn't get anything from me. Now they're giving her a little sister the old fashioned way, so I'm making big sister/little sister matching sweaters. I can only do this because big sister isn't that big, LOL.
Another friend just had fourth child, second son--so I figure they're fine for blankets and he gets a sweater, too. They all get the placket-neck pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. This is my favorite kid-sweater pattern.
I knit the twins sweaters (one shown above) in a cotton yarn, but the babies/toddler are getting 100% wool from Steadfast Fibers in colors Sedona (orange/yellow) and Columbine (lavender/rose). I know--nobody knits babies anything in orange. I'm leery of it myself because there are certain shades of orange that I find an affront to my eyesight. But I've come to accept that all three of my sons think that orange is *the* color to wear. Orange shirts, orange shorts, orange socks--if it's orange, they'll put it on and wear it out. (They feel pretty strongly about red, too.) Since the intended recipient is a boy, and since this particular blend of orange brought to mind brilliant fall leaves AND sunlight at the same time--I went for it.)
I just finished another lesson so I think I'll go fuss with the laundry for a bit before tackling the next one.