Well, what do we have here? That’s right: I’ve finally made it to the border of my latest stripe study. Phew. Unlike different lines, I had just enough yarn to get through the recommended number of stripes — I guess knitting lace-weight yarn on size US8/5.0mm vs. US9/5.5mm really doesn make a difference — though it does seem like I have tons of frank ochre left for a nice, wide border. Sure, the knitting is a bit tedious, but I’m okay with that. And I can’t wait to have a new super-light, super-soft shawl for fall.
Besides, it gives me time to think about all of the baby knits I need to get on the needles: there’s (at last count) one fall baby and one winter baby that will need something woolly. That’s one thing I didn’t consider when I took up knitting, but geez, I got close to 30 (or now above) … and boom! baby town for all of my friends. It’s great and I’m happy because they’re so happy, but … man, I’m just glad I have a reasonably large and varied stash. Right now, I’m thinking some kind of vest-y easy-on, easy-off situtation: Pebble, maybe (which I think I first saw on the Rooster‘s blog in some very lovely handspun.) or else I’ll just stick with my standby: the EZ February baby sweater. It’s a no-fail, always cute, and pretty straightforward.
(Apologies for the crap picture and weird light. This was the best of a bad lot.)
In other news, here’s where Alice has been spending all of her time. Ah, sunshine — a kitty’s best friend.