In the meanwhile, I have started a Pin-wheel blanket in Berlini Spray as worsted Wool and Acrylic Blend.
|Here is the yarn, a lovely peach and purple|
Using the two colours to alternate, and following the simple pattern. Here is what I have accomplished so far:
|I call it cushy love because it is soft|
I took the decision not to use pink for the blanket to give it more interest. I think as creative people we try to keep things fresh by moving past stereotypes and while I am not quite ready to send her baby blue clothing for her little girl I really love this colour combination.
I don't estimate being able to finish this by this Friday, perhaps the next one. Then it is on to fingerless gloves for a work colleague of mine with rather small hands and a couple of other things. I am considering putting up a project board in my workspace to keep me focused and motivated as well as a dry-erase board or chalkboard to brainstorm ideas and generally keep my mind organized.
The more I do the more I want to do. With knitting my life is never dull.
Also today is my best friend's birthday and I have to say a special thank you to her. She is always there for me when I need encouragement and she is always interested in my projects - even when her own crochet/knooking endeavours are not going well. I am really lucky to have my Squirrel.
She one year older and we spent the day together, talking about our story and crafting. It was a great day, we even had a nap.
I owe her for my joy in knitting as it was she who introduced me to it and helped me with my first cast on, knit and purl. She encouraged me to keep trying even though I was cursing and wanting to toss it all out the window.
She let me keep her Debbie Bliss book and kidnap her needles and then her yarn. I will be forever in her debt. As I continue down this road of knitting heroism, I will never forget that she was the one that got me started. She will always be my knight in shining armour. Even though she is short.
I love you Dana!