Wow, why is everyone I know suddenly pregnant? Holy crap. I'm not a huge fan of children, myself (I babysat once in my entire youth, and it was a horrible experience which I hope never to repeat), but hey, if people want the little critters, then more power to 'em!
While I don't exactly want to hold a child, I will knit for it willingly!
Behold, various knitting projects for Friends Bearing Crotchfruit!
Exhibit A: Radiating Star blanket. I'm over halfway done, but because it's a round thing, every other round grows by many stitches. Luckily, the pattern is pretty easy to memorize & knit in front of the TV. I have 3 "Fullmetal Alchemist" DVD's to work my way through, thanks to Netflix.
Exhibit B: Strawberry hat. This is for my friend who will be popping that kiddo out in the next week or so, with any luck. A note about the pattern - I followed the "bobble" instructions given, and really if I knit this again, I would do at least two of the "k,p into the same stitch" moves to make the bobble more noticeable.
The Moral? Want something knit for your impending child, and aren't in a hurry? I can probably accomodate you. :)