I am going to share the gifts I made for my friend’s twins. In addition to card making and paper crafts I also knit and crochet. When I was about 14 my mom worked a deal with the little older ladies that worked in a yarn shop in Downtown Colorado Springs. I would take the city bus to the yarn shop and they taught me how to knit. I picked a project, a hot pink and black stripped mohair sweater. I never finished the sweater but I did discover a love of fiber crafts. I remember the women being very patient and pretty saucy. It is a great memory. A few years after this I taught myself to crochet. I have found that most people do one or the other but I still do both and hope it is something I can teach my daughter.
I knit two baby blankets for the twins using Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn and an “M” hook. Once I decided on a pattern they were pretty quick and easy. I really liked the way the yarn felt but it was a little hard to work with. I had trouble holding on to my project and it would slip out of my hands but since this was crochet it was pretty forgiving. For the baby boy blanket I used eight skeins of Fresh Start and one of White for the border. For the little girl blanket I use nine skeins of Pink/Blue and one White. They are the same size so I have no idea why it took one more skein for the Pink/Blue blanket but there you are. I used a very simple pattern that can be found here. I added a simple double chain border in white, adding three double chains in the corners. Super easy and the yarn makes it something special.
When I was doing my baby shower research I came across a few really cute twin onesies. I mentioned one of the silly ones to my husband who demanded ( okay, just suggested) that I make them for the babies. So, I broke out my trusty Silhouette Cameo and heat transfer vinyl and the following were created.
I give you the “Dude Where’s My Car?” inspired onesies. The font is QK Indigo and the heat transfer vinyl is from Silhouette America. They took such a small piece of vinyl that I actually used my cutting mat and two small leftover scraps.This is a picture of the back of the onesies. These were really simple to whip-up. These were given with the understanding that they were really from my husband.
More baby shower to come!