It can be very enjoyable creating your own personalised gifts to give to people and it is even more rewarding when they are to be given to an expectant mother at a baby shower. Everyone loves hand made gifts, and a baby blanket, baby booties, shawls and baby jackets, are items that will be cherished and passed down through future generations. These gifts are considered unique and the recipient will know that you have spent a great deal of time and care in the creation of it.
In order to get started, you will need to find a good baby knitting pattern that will allow you to choose from and knit a variety of garments. If you are new to knitting, the baby knitting pattern you choose should be designed with the beginner in mind, and as such, it should include simple instructions and visual images of the steps you need to take. Starting with a baby blanket as your first project would be a good idea, as you will be able to familiarise yourself with some simple stitches and will more than likely be able to use the one sized knitting needles for the entire project. You could move on to some simple mittens, booties and hats. As you gain experience and confidence, you could then try your hand at knitting patterns that involve a little more detail and greater skill.
Another way to use a knitting pattern is to offer it as a gift. This may not be something you have previously thought of doing, however, coming up with a knitting package is a great idea for an expectant mother. It is a gift that is unique and it is one that will help the mother to be pass the time as she waits for her baby to arrive. If you would like to create a gift package, you will need to ensure that you include knitting patterns, knitting needles, enough wool or yarn suitable for baby clothing, and any knitting accessories you think she would like. To make the package even more special, you could include a new mug, some delicious tea and a block of chocolate!
Knitting your own presents or giving the gift of knitting to others, is also a sensible idea for those on a budget. It can be very expensive to always buy gifts and clothing from retail stores, and this is why knitting is such a great choice and why it continues to be a favourite pastime for many all over the world. Search online for some great knitting supplies and knitting patterns, as there are a lot of savings to be had, as well as a greater choice of knitting accessories. Knitting provides a great stress release and when this is combined with the fact that you can save a great deal of money, you will know that you are onto a winner the next time someone you know is expecting.