I'm not officially a grandmother until there is an actual pooping, drooling baby, but I'm already stalking patterns and feeling up yarns. I adore Jared Flood's Tweed Baby Blanket--his use of the tweedy grays is so sophisticated. But this blanket will be for a Minnesota baby, where the winters go on for-freaking-ever. Should I go for something a little brighter? Or jewel tones? The one thing I won't do is the standard, bland baby pink or baby blue. I don't think I could stand to look at that much pink or blue for that much garter stitch.
Baby is due mid July, so I have plenty of time. Yes, I know. That's what I said about last year's holiday knitting. And the two baby blankets I made for the back-to-back baby showers last year. And my mother's birthday socks. You get the picture.