Yes, there's always more baby $#&* around here. I've been told I'm nesting. I'm not - you should see my house. In fact, I am really just trying to make up for the 9 months during which I did no knitting for this baby. I only have a few weeks to catch up! So here goes...
1. Hats from stash yarn:
2. Debbie Bliss Seed Stitch & Cable Cardigan, missing buttons:
I have about 12" done and I would like the blanket to be about 30" long. It is knit in softball cotton so I know it will shrink up a little upon washing. I have a huge cone of this yarn and my well-intentioned stash reducing idea at the time was to knit up the entire cone and then machine wash it. Yes, the blanket would shrink up but if it were knit extra long and then pre-shrunk, it could actually be a useful blanket since it wouldn't need to be hand washed. Well, in practice, I've discovered that this is a giant cone and seed stitch is really dull. If I had t.v., this would be a great t.v. project. I need to crash at a t.v.-watching friend's house for a few days to get this puppy done!!!
In any case, I am working a few rows every day with the hope that I'll be able to finish it before my 100th birthday.
Finally, I will leave you with pictures of the wonderful baby sweater and blankets that the women from my knitting group gave me last weekend. As it turns out, they know how incapable I am of knitting baby blankets so they made two for me! And one amazingly constructed baby sweater from an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern.