Knitting something new for baby
I've been knitting like crazy, lately, for all the new babies in my life (and those to come). Today I just found out my sister Jenny is pregnant! Meaning that, in the space of 15 months, my children will have amassed SIX new cousins and one new little brother or sister. Among my own siblings: five new babies.
I've knitted three pairs of tiny baby pants for my brother's twins and my own soon-to-be newborn baby. They're outrageously cute, but I'm kind of over baby pants after three pairs in 10 days! I've got a couple of baby blankets in process, and about four baby sweaters. My mom's a pro with booties (not that they really get worn, anyway), and I knitted a cute little robot for my three-year-old niece's birthday. Hats? It's summer!
I guess what I'm saying, is I need a really killer idea. A friend just had a baby girl -- she has three older boys -- and I want to knit just the right thing. Any brilliant thoughts for me? Let's just go ahead and eliminate hats, booties, and anything in the "it's just a rectangle" family (i.e. blankets, burp clothes, and the like). What is (to you) the ultimate baby handknit?