I made this little number for Lily, my cousins daughter. Lily is just a week old, and adorable. I started it this fall, before I knew if it was going to be a girl or a boy, so I tried to find a gender neutral coloured yarn. That is trickier than it looks, but then when she arrived and we knew she was a girl, I found out that choosing a colour did not get any easier. I'm not a big fan of pink for girls and blue for boys. The pattern, called Pepita, called for a hand-painted yarn, but I wanted something that was going to be machine washable, otherwise it will just sit in the laundry basket. I want life to be easy for the new parents, at least the laundry part. :)
The feet are adorable on this thing, the leg is roomy and balloony and then it just scrunches (in a good way) into the foot.