Babies, young babies, apparently cannot see very well. They don't distinguish colors and see contrast best, that is, they can focus on black and white. So I had an idea that a baby's blanket should be black and white, and if I crochet it, it will go very fast. Also, I can easily do stripes or big broad sweeps of black then white and change it around. No rules! It's for a baby. And if the parents just happen to be people who can appreciate good design, well, aren't I just the lucky one!
I also made a little pixie hat. I tried finding a pattern, but they were all for toddlers or adults. So I just made it up. It's kind of messed up because when you knit in the round I must have been missing something. I couldn't see where I was making a mistake, but the rounds weren't connecting. They stepped up. I think to get them to match I should have done this flat and then seamed it. Oh well, I always appreciate a little imperfection in all my work. How else would I know it was really mine?
This was made for JJ and Carri's baby Quinn. I'll see if I can find pictures of the one I did for their little girl Kaia.