Sunday, March 09, 2008

No-longer-secret yarnination

I started this yarninating in secret in late January, thinking there was a possibility the recipient reads my blog. Well, not really the recipient, but the mother of the recipient...

Since it's now finished, I feel it's okay to reveal it. I have five friends/relatives that are expecting babies in the next month or three, so I'm knitting at a rapid pace. I was able to finish the knitted sections of this by Weds. night, so I spent Thursday on jury duty crocheting it all together (no knitting needles allowed in the courthouse). Didn't get called to a single jury panel, and got lots of crocheting done. I finished it up on Friday night and the first-time mom will have it in her hands soon. It's acrylic, but nice acrylic, and it's machine wash and dry — can't beat that.

Time to start on the next baby gift! I am working on a Rowan All-Seasons Cotton cardi along the lines of my "Little Star," but with 2-3 ribbing instead of star stitch. I'm pleased with it so far and the weathered-denim look of the yarn. This is nice soft cotton/acrylic yarn, too, perfect for a southern California spring baby. I started it last night and made progress quickly, thanks to heavy worsted gauge:

I still have to finish a wool/cotton pullover for my cousin Maya's baby (they live in New York, so pure cotton wouldn't do for this time of year), and two more gifts for San Diego area babies. It must be spring!

I am feeling much better, btw, and just finished the last antibiotic (yay!). And Wendy's comment on the last posting is cracking me up...

2 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Me too (finally - this flu bug has been of the knock down/stay down for the count sort). Thankfully, I seem to be past the stage of trying to set fire to myself. Why you can't knit in court is a mystery to me but I like to crochet. The thought of having to sit and do nothing with my hands though...ewwww!!

I wish some of my younger friends would have babies so I could be knitting cute little things too. I'm whipping out cotton hats for my friend who is having yet another round of chemo.

jae said...

Oh wow, glad you feel better...and youre gonna be busy it seems.