Friday, May 18, 2007

Don't drink the water . . .

Something is happening at my workplace. Babies are bursting out all over. Baby #1 was born at the end of March. I finished her little hat and sweater ensemble with about 1 hour to go before her Mom started maternity leave. Here she is looking very sweet. Looks like it will fit her for another 6 months or so.

Baby #2 is due within the week. Here is the progress so far on her outfit. It could have been done, it should have been done, it would have been done if I hadn't started hating the yarn. Not that it isn't pretty. It will be lovely with ducky buttons. However it is a cotton-silk blend that has no give and no loft. It is not as soft as a baby's sweater should be. Mom-to-be is still excited about it, so I guess I better keep knitting.

Baby #3 is due sometime in June. Well, I do have the yarn for it, perhaps I should think of knitting a 1 or 2 year old size straight off, because it looks like that might be when it gets done. I haven't made any promises to Mom #3.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dining out with my knitting heroines

If I haven't yet convinced you to go on a knitting vacation, here is another reason.
When you go on these knitting retreats, you can meet, and sometimes befriend, knitting goddesses. This picture was taken at Stitches Midwest a couple of years ago-
had a fun time at dinner with the owners of Habu textiles, fellow Midwest knitters Joan and Maria, and instructor/designers Lily Chin, Cheryl Oberle, and Joyce Williams. Knitting goddesses all.