Really. I need input here.
Puppies? Fine. I’m very comfortable with puppies, colts, kittens and chickies. But babies of my same species? Help!!
I have two baby blankies to knit in the next few weeks. The first is for the expected sister (I STILL insist it’s a red-haired boy in there, but see above – what do I know?!) to the owner of the blanket shown above. Her father still thanks me almost weekly for that blankie (Ravelry link), so they’re definitely knit-worthy.
I’m thinking Tofutsies, which for those of you unfamiliar with the yarn, is a fiber made in part from chitin. Now, this is where the advice comes in. I love this yarn because it’s light, drapes well and is machine wash/dry, which is a must for the 2nd baby on the way household. It’ll make a fantastic summer blanket, however the whole chitin – from shrimp and crab – gives me pause. I mean… I have a dog who is allergic to just about everything except potatoes and rabbit, so am I being too sensitive? There are no seafood allergies on either side of the baby on the way’s family, and I know her great grands AND more of her second cousins than she’ll be able to identify for several years.
There’s even a baby blankie pattern written for this yarn, so clearly, I’m not alone in thinking it has great potential, but for those of you with more experience… weigh in please!?