Wring your hands, run around, and say ‘what should i make what should i make‘ Not really, but I am tossing around some ideas and haven’t decided. What do you think? I want to make a baby gift for a girl baby due to the world end of July. I want to knit from my stash, which means some limited color choices. The item should be machine wash. It should not be pink.
(spinning at the bottom of the post…)
EZ’s tomten, and-no picture-the baby surprise jacket (also with a hood).
I think the BSJ needs fingering for a baby size, and the Victorian T can be fingering or sport. The other patterns are all sport/dk, except for the neck down cardigan which is worsted.
I bounce back and forth about what I’d like more. I am beginning to think I should just knit up the yarn in my stash that I’ve been saving because it’s enough for a baby sweater. Just knit a sweater that the yarn seems to ask for, and when a baby comes along, there’s a gift already done.
I’ve looked around in Ravelry, and saw lots of BSJs and neck down cardi’s that look great, and a few good Victorian T’s; the guernseys were overall a bit disappointing (was it the yarn? the knitter? my mood that day?), and LOVED the tomtens. Didn’t find any of the sirdar or rebecca sweaters in there.
I think I’ll just have to make a tomten for myself out of some rustic wool, because that pattern seems to call for that sort of yarn. And it is calling to me.
208 or so yards plus a 50 yard skein of brown, not sure what kind of wool. It was reasonably soft and long fibered, but not so much as the border leicester. I think it is my most ‘balanced’ yarn yet, whatever that means. I haven’t washed or weighted it yet. Will I be able to spin up those last 2 ounces of merino top before tomorrow night?????
I’ve learned two things in the last 15 or so hours.
#1, Zuzu must not be allowed to chew burdocks out of her fur. Because she swallows them and they get stuck in her throat. Or at least that’s what we think it was. Not a veterinary emergency, since she could breathe, and she could vomit, and eat, and vomit. But she was surely out of sorts. She eventually quieted down enough to sleep, but woke up about 2:30. DH took her outside, where she grazed some more. I gave her some homeopathic stuff for splinters (thinking it might help the burs work out) and panic (also for sore throats, good deal), and she did fall back asleep relatively soon. She’s better today, but tired.
#2, I think Gracie was beaten with paper in her past life. A few minutes ago I crumpled up a prescription bag and information to burn, and at that moment she started growling and barking at the window. I gave her a ‘hey’ and a tap (honestly, a tap, with the flared end of the papers, I pat her with more force and she enjoys it) on her butt with the paper (that was not rolled tightly) and she CRINGED and COWERED and just shrunk into nothing. It was heartbreaking. I gave her lots of love. It must have been something horrible for her to remember a year and a half later.
After a week of being sick, I ended up at the doc’s, and on an antibiotic for a secondary infection. I’m hoping to get to work tomorrow because I am sure I’ve used up all the sick time I’ve accrued.