At first I did not know what I wanted to make. This being a group of knitters, I didn't want to make the typical baby gifts (hats, sweaters, booties, etc) not that there is anything wrong with that but I was sure that some of the others would be making them as well. I stumbled across this pattern on Knitty Flock By: Meg Bakewell and thought it would be perfect!
I got off to a false start on it when my lovely spouse accidently cut the dowels the wrong length that required a trip back to the hardware store. Then I knit diligently on this project for the space of a month, and taught myself to crochet a chain and the provisional crochet cast-on (which I love). Honestly, it would not take that long to knit but I have a horrible habit of having many projects on the go at once. I also finished a baby kimono (for another friend), a shawl, and started another shawl while I was knitting this.
I sure hope she likes it.