I think I told you, but maybe I didn't, that a lot of the knitting from last summer went to one Baby J, who was newly minted in early October of last year.
Which means that the one-year babiversary is coming quick, and J's parents have decided to have a celebration. Which means gifts.
Long ago I started a patchworky blanket of cotton garter squares (Rowan handknit cotton dk -- someone was getting rid of their collection on eBay some two years ago) for J.
It is finally done, but I'm ambivalent.
A quarter of the time I think it is really cute. And the rest of the time it seems just *awful.* Too much orange, not enough blue, shouldn't have made multicolor blocks, shouldn't have sewn it up with whipstitch, shouldn't have seamed with contrasting colours, &tc.
But here it is:
Because of the ambivalence, I've started something else for J:
A Dale of Norway cardigan from the No. 8101 reissue "Favorite Baby Designs." (Also including Rutelilje, as seen on the Yarn Harlot!
) There are at least three designs I'm itching to make in this booklet. (No, I haven't finished the hoodie
yet. I was concentrating on that (one sleeve half done!) before I realized J's day was coming up and the hoodie would be *way* too small in the 9 month size I am making.)
With any luck, it will be done in plenty of time. (Then, need to see about something for Mum -- her day is also rapidly approaching.)
Ever notice how lovely the sunset can be when viewed through fair-isle coloured glasses?
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