ecocd wrote:Fayili wrote:Trisha Lynn wrote:Even better: Graham said on Twitter that I could make a thing for them for the baby and he gave me color choices for them. And then I found some really nice yarn and I'm totally going to knit them a blanket.
Yay for knitting! Yay for LRRBabby!
...any excuse to buy yarn, really...
Oh man, I so want to jump on this bandwagon... but I'm sure people have it covered already. But it's so tempting...
I'm wondering if the yarn industry long ago starting adding chemicals that force people to want to knit things for new babies.
I'm not saying knitting for babies is a bad thing, but it's a strange thing to see over and over again for someone that does not knit.
I mean, it's not like iOS programmers find out their friend is having a baby and think, "Ohhhh! I've totally got to write an app for their baby. I wonder if their aunt is already writing an app for them. I'll have to make sure my app is a different color than their app."
Knowing the people LRR know, however, that may not be the best counterexample.
I think it's just the time and love that is required to knit something, and babies just make people fall in love. My sister is having a baby this Christmas and I desperately want to find the time to quilt the baby a blanket. I salute those who can knit blankets. I have a hard time finishing a scarf (currently working on 2 for my kids).