My mom says that my aunt Bridget could have her baby any day. Good thing I finished this lastnight:
It is made of Sinfonia cotton yarn with the "Baby's First Tattoo" pattern from Stitch'n Bitch Nation. Originally I wanted to use buttons to close it but then I remembered how much babies like to pull things off and put them in their little punkin mouths...So I'll use snaps. I hope my new cousin and her/his family will like it. The family rumor mill says that if it's a boy his name will be Ian, and if it's a girl...well, girl names are easier to think of so they're not worried about that yet. The important thing is that either way, that baby will be freaking adorable, especially in a Winnie the Pooh cardigan.
That tiny sweater was pretty fun to knit, but I remember now how much I hate seaming. I never want to knit anything in pieces ever again!! Luckily my other main knitting project is circular and seamless. It's my very first real life grown up sweater! I started it lastnight and so far I like it. I decided it needs a V-neck and a pretty cable down the middle of the back. I'll post a picture once I have some noticeable progress.
This weekend I went to Article Pract here in Oakland for the first time. Whoa, it's the best yarn store ever. It has a good balance of fancy schmancy yarns and cheaper basic stuff too. The ladies working there were really nice, and I discovered my new favorite yarn. It's handspun, kettle-dyed in Uruguay (but it's not the one you're thinking of). It's called Malabrigo and I like it better than Manos del Uruguay. It's MUCH softer, the colors are more exciting, and it's only $11 for 215 yards!! My friend Phia got some too, and she is making a beautiful orange and green hat which totally doesn't look like a pumpkin. I taught Phia how to knit Continental style (which is weird since I don't do it that way) and she's been a crazy hat-producing superknitter ever since.
Soon all of my friends will be knitting and this blog will be taken over by pictures of their projects!!