A few months ago, I found out that my cousin and her husband were pregnant with their first child. I immediately proposed to my family that we all chip in on some quality yarn and I whip up a quick baby blanket. I headed to my neighborhood yarn store to find the perfect materials. (Sidenote: I LOVE this yarn store. Before this particular visit, I had been in a few times but never made a purchase. Now I'm there almost every week!)
Anyway, after much deliberation concerning yarn and colors, I finally decided upon Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in shades of yellow and green. My cousins have decided not to learn the sex of the baby, so I had to keep things gender neutral (not entirely sure if I was successful, but I tried...). I used Celeste Young's Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket pattern, which is available for free on Ravelry.
After I finished the blanket, I still had a good amount of yarn left over, so I whipped up a couple hats for my new baby cousin as well. S/he'll be coming in the dead of winter and will certainly need plenty of hats to keep him/her warm.
Update: My new cousin was born on January 23, 2012! She's a beautiful little (only 4lbs15oz) girl named Sylvia Bree. Hopefully she likes green...