April 30, 2012 8:38 AM Subscribe
What kind of thoughtful yet not-time-expensive gift can I make my sister for her new baby?
posted by Liesl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My older sister just announced she is having a baby in October! Awesome! I am having a baby (my second) in October too! Awesome!
What kind of gift do you suggest I can give her? We are a homemade kind of family rather than a purchased item type. For example, she and my mom collaborated on a baby quilt for my first, and my other sister needlepointed a birth announcement. I knit, sew, embroider and am generally handy with fabric, so it would probably be something along those lines.
But I want to be realistic about what I'm actually going to get done over the summer, given that I already have an active toddler and little space to spread out, and another one on the way. I already owe this sister a pair of socks from about two years ago that I haven't gotten to. And I still owe my sister-in-law a baby present, and the kid is two months already. Not to mention the residual guilt over the fact that I haven't knitted any clothing for my existing kid yet, just toys.
Do you have a go-to knitting pattern that doesn't take too much time? It is possible to make multiple of that item without getting bored to death? Are there other craft domains that I haven't thought of?