Has it really been over a month since my last update! Yikes! Time does fly when you get older. Well where shall I start.... I guess where I last left off.
My mother received her yoga socks and says they do the job. So that is good. She was good enough to send me a pic so I could check the size etc. I think they look great. Of course I am biased as I absolutely loved working with the Lorna Laces. So much so that I purchased a couple of more balls. This time in "bittersweet" and in the sock weight.
It is lovely and pink isn't it. I don't think that I'll do socks with it though, I think it might turn into baby clothes of some type once the results of the ultrasound come back. NOT MINE! I guess I am getting ahead of myself, but I will be a grandmother in October. I can hardly wait. Of course the moment I heard the news I rushed to the stash and started knitting. This is the results so far. I never wanted to know what sex I was going to deliver however I am dying to know what Lauryn Rebecca will deliver as it will make my color choices much more fun. Since my daughter was visiting I suggested knitting a sweater or some booties but finally opted for a ripple baby blanket, yes it is crochet but its a start right? We have a long way to go. I don't think reality has set in for her yet. Just wait until she hears the heart beat for the first time.
He/She will definately get some luxury baby booties out of this fleece Artist 100% cashmere. It's fantastic. I had four balls, but two became hats and the other eludes me right now.... I'm sure it will turn up.
This Naturally Sensation - (wool and angora) will turn into the Baby Surplice by Elizabeth Zimmermann...soon.
I know these are gorgeous yarns for a baby. But hey it is my first biological grandchild. I remember when I was a new mother I bought all the kids clothes at Zellers etc. because it was inexpensive. However, my mother always sent beautiful things to the kids. Beautifully made and designed stuff. Sleepers, overalls, skirts, blouses and dresses. I loved whenever a box arrived as I knew it was something I could put on my babies and be proud. That is what I am doing for my daughter as well. It is such a good feeling to take your baby to the doctor in cashmere!
This is a picture of Lauryn Rebecca. Can't you just see her in cashmere? I think she is glowing already. Midge (the Pom)loves having Lauryn around as well and seems to prefer going to bed upstairs with lauryn at night instead of with me. Though I must say John and I aren't complaining about that at all. The cats and Sam (the lab) still love us. Unfortunately my daughter has been a little spoiled living down south and can't beleive it isn't summer here yet. I've had the fire lit everyday and her under blankets and in sweaters. And here we (John, Richard and I) were thinking it was beautiful outside. Well at least it isn't winter anymore. Handy have Bex around though as she has been winding my skeins into cakes with the new Swift. (Thanks MOM!) It too, was another lovely gift from my mother and everyone that comes to visit gets to try it. It is fun to use.
I've received my first STR package. Its going a little slowly just because I can't really get into the color. But maybe it will grow on me I made a deal with Rebecca that if she takes the socks I'll make a baby pair to match. Maybe all my STR yarn will go that route. It would be fun. Matching mother/baby socks. Even though I'm not enjoying the color. I like knitting with the yarn. I must say that my favorite still is Fleece Artist sock yarn and the Lorna Laces. But I'll keep you updated on the STR. I still have to try the Koigu. But haven't been anywhere that sells it at this point. I just can't buy my first Koigu off the internet. I MUST SEE colors.
I am still plugging away on my Mystery Shawl. I am actually on the final clue. I figure another 16 to 18 hours of straight knitting and I'll have it completed. So maybe another few weeks. Depending. I have to update my Level 3 First Aid course from the 24 of April to the 9th of May..so I know I won't be doing much knitting during that time. Of course I have to hurry as they'll be another Mystery Shawl starting in June. It will be a round shawl this time, and I'm thinking white for new baby. Round is always good for wrapping a babe. You can see where all my knitting ideas are right now.
I've also got 4 stray balls of Noro which will become a sweater of some sort. Probably toddler size. I may just create my own pattern this time.
And for myself I bought enough Peace Fleece for a simple cardigan. Although I don't know when I'll ever cast on. Once I do though it will go fairly quickly. As it is worsted weight. Something I haven't worked with in a while. I still have the Rogue Hoodie from www.girlfromauntie.com on the needles. I'm doing that in Elann 100% peruvian in a dark purple. And i don't know how many times I've started the cabled sweater for my mother just to decide I didn't like the pattern and started again. I best be careful though as I have been eyeing that red KnitPicks Wool of the Andes for something else...so I best get something started again.
And if that wasn't enough, I guess my 14 y/o was feeling left out and decided he needed a trip to Emergency. Yes here he is with a dime size hole in his skull from triping our his size 13's! (Who knew the skull could fracture so easily?) He has finished all the antibiotics now so perhaps smooth sailing. I'm a little worried over how it is healing. He still may need a trip to the plastic surgeon.
Well I guess thats a start. I am sure there is stuff I forgot. But I can't wait any longer to post. I have to knit. Its been a hectic week.