Mini Moopies, one for my niece along with the EZ Best Baby Sweater.
The other is for the second-born daughter of our midwife that was with us at the births of both of our boys. These were the folks we were supposed to visit with on May Day but didn't get to. Another friend and I were going to do mendhi on her belly that evening, to embellish the scar from the c-section she'd had with their first daughter, except they called and cancelled because she was experiencing early labor. Two days later we still hadn't heard any news until we ran into a mutual friend and found out that the baby had been born early that morning. We went for a short visit and R and I each held that sweet, sweet 12 hour old little one. It meant so much to see that this friend, who had been there to help us and so many others to try and have the kind of birth we were hoping for, now knows birth first hand. Finally, she and her husband have experenced personally what she has been so much a part of as a midwife.
The little pair of pants are some that I've had around since the summer after E was born and I was making pairs of pants for him that would cover his legs from the sun but still be lightweight. His were made from linen and while I was at it, for some reason I made this calico pair with a linen waistband. I think I still wasn't over the fact that we didn't have a girl at that point. I had intended to give these to the older sister of this new baby but forgot to include them with the other handknits given to them then.
Here's another one of the two Moopies just mooping around together:
Info about Mini Moopy pattern here. Moral of the story: if there's a free pattern out there somewhere that you really like or think you just might like to make someday, print it out immediately and THANK the person for sharing it. If you snooze and forget to and they then start selling the pattern, be happy for them that they're doing so, kick yourself, and then then support the artist by buying it. It's a fun little pattern and I'm thinking that these will be great for teething babies.