Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hot Grandma--yeah, that's me.

Hot flashes, that is. I'm thinking it would be wise to stick to cardigans and shawls for a while. Makes it so much easier to rip your clothes off quickly. Fortunately, I've got the Woodland Shawl on the circulars right now. I love this pattern--it's easy without being boring. Making pretty good progress, too. I'm taking a leap of faith, however, and continuing on with Cottage Garden. Love the double picot hem. Hopefully, by the time I finish it, I'll be finished with flashing too. Otherwise, I'll find a thin t-shirt to wear under it, and just deal. Check me out on Ravelry, if you swing that way. I'm Jellidonut.

I'm not officially a grandmother until there is an actual pooping, drooling baby, but I'm already stalking patterns and feeling up yarns. I adore Jared Flood's Tweed Baby Blanket--his use of the tweedy grays is so sophisticated. But this blanket will be for a Minnesota baby, where the winters go on for-freaking-ever. Should I go for something a little brighter? Or jewel tones? The one thing I won't do is the standard, bland baby pink or baby blue. I don't think I could stand to look at that much pink or blue for that much garter stitch.

Baby is due mid July, so I have plenty of time. Yes, I know. That's what I said about last year's holiday knitting. And the two baby blankets I made for the back-to-back baby showers last year. And my mother's birthday socks. You get the picture.


  1. I underestimate knitting project timelines ALL THE TIME. At least babies are small. Which helps when you're doing it last minute. Congrats again!

  2. Congratultions with your blog AND the baby on the way!
    How exciting for you..!


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