Last year I was sent the book Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way by Tricia Drake, for review on my blog.
For me, the book presented an interesting concept: using chunky yarns to create knitted pieces for babies. Usually when you think "baby", you think of using delicate yarns & fibers. (And chunky yarns means you'll finish the project in faster time!)
This book has amazing photos, & the projects are all very sweet: blankets, wraps, hats & cocoons.
I'm hoping to be able to knit up a couple of the cocoons for a local photographer friend of mine to use for props in newborn photos.
The book lets you know right away which skill levels you'll need for each knitted creation. As a newbie knitter, I appreciate the detailed instructions, & especially the glossary of abbreviations spelled out for EACH project!
Chunky yarns + sweet little munchkins.
What's not to love??