Thanks, tripleseven; if i wind up with a boy and you are having a girl, i'll send it to you. or someone else from this ddc if we both get boys; but like i said, i am now really hoping to have a girl!
Lactomom, I knit on looms. My plan for the flowers is to knit like long eyecords, and then use the flower loom. The little flower loom by Provocraft is really inexpensive and it's pretty neat, although unlike the other looms, it really doesn't qualify as knitting. I don't really like the look of the flowers it does using just yarn, though; they are awfully skimpy and floppy. So I'm thinking the eyecord will make them more substantial, especially if the eyecord is felted first. What I do like doing with the flower loom is making them from thin satin ribbon; I have made a ton of these and I can totally see them as barrettes and on headbands and ponytails, etc. You could even use them as button closures.