Ivy’s baby quilt is finished!
This really has been a most pleasurable project from start to finish. Now all that’s left is the label, but that will have to wait until she is actually born. Since we will be there in Orlando, I’m going to have to figure out a way to design most of it here, add in the stats after her birthday and print it out onto fabric there. I’ve already picked out the Bible verse for the the label: "I know the plans I have for you saith the Lord. Plans for good and not for evil, for a hope and a future." These words were written by Jeremiah to relay God’s message to the nation of Israel. They embody perfectly my hopes and dreams for Ivy.
The little sweater set is coming along too. The sweater is all done except for the neckband, sewing the underarm seams and darning what seems to be an awful lot of ends for a one color sweater!
Once the cap is done I can start picking up some languishing projects, such as Forest Path and the finishing of Abby’s sweater. Hmmm – any chance I can get that done before our trip?
On Monday I was getting ready to go off to an evening meeting and decided to wear my snappy new sandals:
Notice something not quite right? I’m wearing wool socks. In July. Even for the Pacific Northwest that just doesn’t seem fittin’.
This morning I started a new audio book (Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky) while on the treadmill. I got this from the library because the plot sounded interesting: A young woman is raised by a single mom and never knows her father. She marries into a snobby wealthy family that is thrown into turmoil when she gives birth to a child with distinctively African American features. She then goes searching for the father she has never known. Imagine my delight when, in the first chapter, the author establishes that the main character is not only a knitter, but an obsessed one as well!! She has a disagreement with her husband over how much yarn is appropriate for a 24 hour hospital stay. She says, "But what if I run out?" Ah, a woman after my own heart. Her in-laws are also a little put off by all of the intricate baby items she has knitted because they are not from Neiman Marcus. She even discusses her stash. I think this is going to be a great read!
Off to a fun picnic today – our knitting group hosts the group from the adjacent island. It’s lots of food, fun and great show and tell. And the door prize is the knitting tote I made, so I’m anxious to see how it’s received. Toodles!