Hi … I know I’ve been gone for a while. Life has kept me busy in general. Work, housework/chores, gardening, art class blah blah blah. It feels like months since I’ve knitted anything (though in reality it’s probably been less than two weeks!).
I recently finished a Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater (<-- RAVELRY LINK!!!) for a coworker’s new baby. Silly me … I forgot to take a pic of the finished sweater, but I hope to get a pic soon with the wee one wearing it. Thankfully I upsized it and she hasn’t yet outgrown it. That gives me hope for the next baby sweater that I will start soon for another (very) pregnant colleague. For some reason I haven’t been able to get my head out of my ass long enough to plan a baby gift in advance and only decided yesterday on a pattern. She had a baby shower at work today and I let her know that a sweater is forthcoming. It is still cool enough here for sweaters, especially for babies, but I will also upsize this sweater quite a bit so that the wee one (it’s a girl!) can hopefully still wear it when sweater weather returns later in the year. Oh, I guess I should tell you that for this baby I’m knitting the February Baby Sweater from the inimitable Elizabeth Zimmermann (EZ). I am a HUGE fan of top-down raglan style sweaters, and at some point this year I want to knit the February Lady Sweater for me me me!!! Yeah, pay no attention to those WIPs in the sidebar …
Later this week I will continue with the Stash Yarn of the Week, and it will likely be the yarn I’ve chosen for the FBS I just told you about. Oh, I should also tell you that I’m knitting that sweater in a lovely medium lavender color … still “girly” but not pink. And that reminds me, I will need to get buttons for the sweater this weekend. What a great excuse to stop by my favorite LYS in search of the perfect buttons!
Speaking of shopping at local, independent shops have y’all heard of The 3/50 Project? Essentially it’s a way that all of us can save our local economies … by helping the “brick and mortars our nation is built on.” My quaint little town has several of these types of shops and I try to spread my $50 around, not always to the same ones (although the yarn shop is one exception!).
Anyway, thanks for listening to me ramble. I might try casting on and knitting a few rows of this new project. Then again, maybe I won’t. The idea of going to sleep is winning over the idea of knitting. Tomorrow is another day.
And until then, good night!