When my first daughter was born, I shied heavily away from the massive amounts pink that seem to suddenly descend when people find out you are having a girl. Even now, I prefer to offer her clothes to wear and things to play with that have a more natural tone. Although she did tell me the other day how nice it would be for her to have a pink horse. Ah, rebellion!
This time around, with this new baby girl, I let a little pink in - a nice soft shade here and there seems to suit her for some reason. I finished her baby blanket literally the night before she was born, using alternating yarns for a striped look - the pink yarn called "ballet slipper" and the other one (naturally) an undyed wool.
I was so pleased with how it came out (albeit a little small, as all my knitted baby blankets seem to end up). It's delicate and sweet with a touch of pink! Very much like our new little girly.