Remember the Knitting Guidelines I posted at the beginning of the year? Remember the caveat at the end? I quote, “and if any near and dear to me (son, nieces, nephews, exceptionally close friends) announce an impending arrival, baby knitting will commence.” I had a hunch that exception would be needed and I was right. Abby and Ben called us and let us know that grandchild #2 is on the way!!! We are all so excited. No official due date yet, but probably late September or early October. Baby knitting has not quite commenced, but remember these blocks (scroll down)? Long before Izzy was even a dream, I had started her quilt. This quilt was started in the expectation of someday having another grandchild. I worked on that this week and by next weekend hope to have it ready for hand quilting. I’ll probably hold off on the knitting until we know the sex of the baby.
In anticipation of starting the Forest Path Stole-along, I’ve been working hard on the CIC gansey. I’d really like to get it done by the end of this month. I’m in the black hole of sleeve knitting right now – it seems I knit and knit and the sleeves are the same length. Well, maybe not, but it does seem to be slow going:
Of course, I’ve managed to play with my new toy too. some practice embroidery:
I’ve kind of driven myself crazy surfing the internet looking at all the possibilities. They are a little overwhelming. I finally decided I just need to make some actual projects. So yesterday I bought fabric to make Izzy a little dress. I’m anxious to get started on that, but I need to discipline myself to study sometime in the next two days. This class may be easier than Statistics, but it still will require some effort on my part. So either tomorrow afternoon or Monday morning will be spent in the library. Sigh.