This weeks progress is on a baby blanket I am making for the GNTB (Great Niece To Be). She won’t make her appearance until July, but I want to have this ready in case there is a gift giving event in the near future. I don’t know that they are going to have a shower since this is her 2nd, but who knows, they might have a baby girl gift giving event since her first was a boy.
I just love the color combo! Even though I am not a pastel person, these do appeal to me, not sure why the pink is so bright in this pic, it really is a rather soft shade IRL. Maybe it’s the turquoise with the gray and pink that does it for me? Brightens up those pastel shades. This is great knitting for watching Netflix in the evening. The colors are easy to see in dim light, better than the last two FOs I have worked on. So it’s relegated to home knitting. Plus it is quickly becoming too big to take along. So when I am out the soon to be cast on shawl and the latest sweater are tag alongs. As to the shawl, I am planning on using these skeins for the Sunday Sunrise Shawl.
I think I will start with the lighter skein at the top and then close to the middle start alternating the colors until I finish out with the darker skein at the bottom. They have similar shades between the two that I am hoping tie it all together. To try this out I am going to practice the lace pattern over a few repeats before I actually cast on the project.
So, what are you working on? Big, small, quick, slow? For you, a niece, a mother, a child? Right now I want it all to be for me!! I am getting selfish, but I know I will still knit more for others than myself again this year. The odds are already against me. 19 items done and only 4 for me. Hey, that’s the same as last year at this point. So I am keeping pace with 2013. But then, I only ended up knitting myself 9 items out of 51 knit last year!! I gotta work on that. And today’s a great day to start!
Now go see what others are making at Tami’s Amis.