Baby, Oh Baby!
It’s been almost two months since my last post–exactly the time it’s taken my to finish my Op-Art Blanket. I absolutely loved making this project for my co-worker’s soon-to-be-born baby boy.
I would even think about making it again (although it would have to be bigger and I’m not sure I could stand doing this much bigger) for my son when he goes to college in a year. It needed strenuous blocking, as advertised on Ravelry, but I think the recipients will love it. And the baby isn’t due until October!
However, it’s now time to knit for the second baby coming in to my life (my cousin’s son, also due in October) and then another co-worker who is having a girl in November. THEN I’ll get back to knitting for me, except for the four striped headbands that my daughter has requested for her sorority sisters–and I certainly can’t deny her that! So tonight, during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, I cast on for my cousin’s baby sweater–the Hooded Pullover by Lorna Miser, from the wonderful 60 Quick Baby Knits, a book designed to use Cascade 220. I am using Fibernymph Dye Works Bona Fide DK base, in the Peacock Blue Semisolid Colorway. The yarn is gorgeous and wonderful to knit. I also got gauge on my first try with size 6 needles. Yay! Since I cast on during the Opening Ceremonies, I decided to join the Ravellenic Games at the last minute. I joined Team Sasquatch since that’s where all the cool Podcasters are and I am a Podcast junkie. For my third baby project, I’m deciding between two afghans but have already ordered the yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Paints in the beautiful and cheerful colorway Tropical Punch. So I’m immersed in baby project land, and loving it! More to come with the next finished project, which should be much sooner than this interval.