My girlfriend is having a baby. She doesn't know if it is a boy or a girl yet - it'll be a few more weeks until the surprise is delivered - so I could have gone with yellow or with green ribbons. Both great colors for the unannounced child.
Or I could have wrapped blue and pink together and she could choose which one to remove once her new baby comes.
But here's the cool part - my girlfriend is Buddhist, and this gives me an option not often available in the rainbow of pastel baby colors - orange! The color orange represents the essence of Buddhism, so I thought it a very appropriate color for the ribbons on the booties, mittens and hat.
And since I did manage to finish the sweater...
I went with yellow, orange and red hearts for the baby's chakras - I mean, buttons.
Seriously, how cute?
I wish my girlfriend and her husband and their soon to be new child all of the blessings that you can give to a new family.
And thank you! for the not often seen chance to use orange.