Everything else can wait until I finish this row…

Guess who’s back? Back Again

Hello again!  First let me start off by saying I am sorry for my long absence; knitting slump aside there has been a LOT happening the past few months.  Mainly this:




Yep, we are expecting a little baby boy in November.  🙂 We are very excited about the news and trying our best to get ready for his arrival.   I have not knitted too many things for the baby just yet, because I wanted to know the sex before casting on new projects (we just found out last month).  I did make the pair of booties you see in the announcement, an intarsia baby cap, and have a small baby blanket in the works.  Well, the intarsia baby cap had me in tears!  It was a simple design worked flat with only two colors and my pregnant brain just couldn’t follow the chart.  I never had a project – especially such a small and easy one – bring me to tears.  I think that discouraged me from knitting anything else.

But now my head is a bit more clear and I am not sleeping the day away, so I’m gaining momentum on my knitting.  Except for the fact that I have had to pack up all of my yarn stash, pattern library, and notions.  Over the past few weeks, we have had to shift our focus to packing up for our move next month.  I am living among boxes again and so I only have my current WIPs out.  Which is a good thing because earlier this week I finally managed to finish a pair of socks that I have been working on-and-off again since December!  Though the photo doesn’t do it much justice, it’s a beautiful cable pattern in the shape of hearts:

Pattern: Be Mine Desginer: Melissa Morgan-Oakes Book: 2-At-A-Time Socks Yarn: Dream in Color Starry

Pattern: Be Mine
Desginer: Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Book: 2-At-A-Time Socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Starry

Other WIPs that I have not packed up include: the aforementioned baby blanket, a sweater for myself, the Citron shawlette, and a small newborn cap.  With the exception of the sleeves of the sweater which have a lace pattern, they are all stockinette or garter stitch projects.  This could be a good thing or a bad thing.  Usually simple patterns bore me and cause me to cast on something more exciting and toss the mindless projects into the hibernating vortex of doom.  On the other hand, with so much to think about between the baby and the move, it’s probably a good idea to be able to just knit, knit, knit without concentrating on anything else.  I am not expecting to finish any of the large projects (the cap should’ve been done already!) before my move in 4 weeks, but hopefully I will get a lot of it done.

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