The New Stuff
One of my friends had her baby yesterday! A few days early and he’s 7 pounds 10 ounces. She’s only 4’11” tall. I can’t believe that baby came out of her. A no, it wasn’t a C section.
So, now that I know she had a boy (I was holding out for a girl so I could make Anouk) I can get to thinking about what to make for her.
After lots of discussion about what to make for a new summer baby, I decided to ditch the idea and make something for the fall/winter. It just seems to fit so much better. I know you can make tanks and little onesies, but something about them just didn’t say “wow, handknit gift” to me. So I’m going for the more traditional cool weather gift. No inspiration yet, but feel free to chime in if you have an idea!
The talk of a thousand ends sure brought about alot of comments. I agree with Allison – ends are the worst part of the project. But similar to childbirth (I’ve been told) the lure of knitting pulls us back in to yet another (and another…) project.
I took Kathleen’s sage advice and decided to do Maude in the round. Since I had planned on giving it a side vent I just cast on for the front last night and caught up to the back. Thanks, Kathleen – you are right. It really does make alot more sense.
Dontcha just love that part about blogging? The support, the ideas, the kick in the butt when you need it.
And I love Christine’s suggestion for an end-along. How funny! I may just need the support. I’ve been considering making the matching shrug for Maude since I’ll have so much yarn left over. What is it about Mission Falls that just sucks you into thinking “Those ends won’t be *that* bad.”?
The New Stuff