Today is my blog’s second anniversary! Woot! And to celebrate, I’m avoiding sewing in ends! 😀
I have a finished blanket and a finished shawl just sitting around waiting for their ends to be sewn in, and to have a good wash. The power of procrastination is strong with me, so not only am I avoiding the ends, I’m creating more! I stared the summer scarf!
I decided to make it an infinity scarf by adding an additional 12 stitches and joining in the round. We’ll see if that turns out to be a good decision or not.
So for now I have my project bag full. Two “finished” projects, and a WIP. I feel kind of spoiled getting this much knitting done 🙂
The chevron baby blanket plugs along (as blankets usually do), and I’m starting to day dream about other projects I’d like to start. My sister is expecting a little boy in early November, so there is another blanket waiting in the wings, not to mention a few unfinished objects that got tossed aside during the move. We’re going to pretend those aren’t there right now.
What I really want is something in linen!
Living in Southern California, and having the total lack of winter we had last year, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to knit with things other than 100% wool sometimes. As much as I love my wool, and all things wolly, there just aren’t enough cold days in our year to add more wool accessories to the mix. (I know those of you in colder climates are just crying for me.)
I’ve had my eye on the Summer Scarf ever since spying it at Two Sisters and Ewe during the San Diego yarn crawl last year.
Summer Scarf by Janet Avila
I’m also contemplating my first knit top, and the Silken Straw Summer Sweater looks perfectly summery, and not at all deceptive! I’m just sure I’ll look perfectly fit and flattered in it. (Just let me hang onto my delusions until I’ve knit it.)
Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho
For now, it’s all the chevron I can handle. ON TO THE BLANKET!!!
There is a baby. He showed up before his blanket was finished. This is mostly due to the fact that I was busy moving and remodeling and had forgotten al about it until said baby was about to arrive.
In a very interesting coincidence I seemed to have started the blanket just as soon as mama was going into labor. Like, within minutes of each other!
Little baby boy is currently waiting for his parents to discover his name, and his blanket is currently waiting for its last 3 stripes (never mind the ends that will need to be woven in). Perhaps he is waiting for his blanket to be done, not to show up (obviously!), but to receive his name. Maybe I’m getting a little all out in the universe about it. Only time will tell. In the mean time, I shall knit on, and hopefully he will have his name and blanket soon.
This is what my morning is looking like. How are you handling the time change?
Things have been a little crazy around here lately. I’ve been dying my little heart out for the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta (come see me!) the second weekend in October, packing for our move next week, and preparing all the things that seem to go along with a baby’s first birthday.
Well, the birthday stuff is over and done with! Little’s first birthday was Friday, and Josh and I took her to downtown San Diego to ride an antique carousel, her first one 🙂
She loved it!
We had a birthday dinner that night with grandparents and great-grandparents.
Saturday we had a big birthday party with all the family! She chased balloons, tore up gift bags, and dove right into her first cupcake!
I used my standard vanilla cake recipe, and found the most amazing new frosting recipe to go with it! Seriously, go try it! It’s the first time I ever wanted to lick the frosting bowl as clean as the cake mix bowl :X haha.
It was a long weekend, but memorable and tons of fun. So now I am taking some time, coffee in hand, cat in lap, to catch up on some of the blogs I enjoy reading so much. And this coming week, I’ll be previewing some of the super fun yarns and stuff that I will be bringing up to the Fiesta with me in a few weeks 😀 (You know, in between packing and moving *yikes*)