Also, my Mum has been on the ball with her knitting and is a baby cardigan production line, so I've gone back to knitting for myself instead :)
Here are three of the recent things I've made:
1. Bunny Ears Hat
Isn't this the sweetest? It's from a vintage McCalls pattern from 1960, kindly sent to me by The Vintage Knitter. The pattern contains a whole host of fancy baby things, including the original embroidery transfers. I went for probably the easiest thing from the pattern, but I think it's the cutest.
All the materials I used were already in my stash - win!
2. Little Trousers
I made these trousers using Made by Rae's free Basic Newborn Pants Pattern, which is a downloadable pdf. Again, this comes together really quickly and is great for using up odds and ends of fabric and I'd highly recommend it for a baby gift idea too. The pink trousers on the left were made from a pair of my old pyjama trousers:
A little bit of knitting, this is a 3-6 month size and just needs a ribbon threaded around the top eyelets to finish it off. The pattern is from the Debbie Bliss Ultimate Book of Baby Knits and is a nice classic style. For some reason the pattern has you change needle size three times when knitting from bottom to top which I thought was unnecessary.
Have you tried any of these patterns?
[This is a scheduled post while I'm on maternity break]