Yay!!! you get to make baby stuff!! I postedthis somewhere else, but google Kimberly Chapman's baby toy patterns- way cool.
most useful? stroller size blankies, 100 bibs, 100 washcloths; (we went through at least 5 a day of bibs and washcloths... endless laundry!) and a couple sweaters that she was allowed to drool on or spit up on. (she had lots of sweaters she would only wear for pictures b/c they were too pretty and not washable.)
And we were very grateful for the diaper genie. (container for stinky diapers. not knitted, but a great shower present.)