Sunday, May 10, 2009

knittng i've been up to

I got two pairs of infant socks and one hat done for afghans for Afghans. The stuff had to be received by the 15th, so I wanted to ensure I got it mailed out in plenty of time (sent it Friday). I probably could've got one more pair of socks in there if I'd really cranked them out, but I'm happy I got to do what I did. I'll definitely be knitting for their organization again.

Meanwhile, all other projects are on hold while I do some knitting for some friends who could use some pick-me-ups! I completed one sock this morning and will cast on the second tonight for one friend. I'm trying to crank these projects out relatively quickly so they are timely! So I'm being pretty project-monogamous at the moment so I can get one done after another and get them to their recipients.

There will be another baby blanket to knit soon also! A close friend of mine just found out she's expecting again. And she's already almost halfway along! It was a very unexpected and unplanned pregnancy, so she was in a bit of denial. I'll find out soon what sex it will be then I'll have to buy some yarn for that (I do have some leftovers for both sexes from the last two blankets I did, which is handy). Her daughter won't be quite two when this baby comes (!!), so I am thinking of knitting her a stuffed toy, as well. I've wanted to do a stuffed toy for quite some time, but have never been able to justify the effort for my own kid lol. Plus, I've always thought it was thoughtful when folks give gifts to the elder siblings too, especially when they're so young. It's not fair that the new baby gets everything!

For Mother's Day, I received a Knit Picks gift certificate (whoo hoo! I can never get enough of those!). I think I've chosen what I want, so will place my order sometime this week, probably. I really want to try out their new City Tweed, so I've found a project that I think it will suit nicely. I considered holding on to it for a bit, but eh, why wait? ;) I also sold some more yarn on Etsy today, so am going to put that money toward some lace blocking wires. I have some serious lace knitting planned for the near future, so I'd like to have those on hand.

As soon as the little guy wakes up from his nap, we're off to my parents for mom's day dinner - takeout of our choice! A Happy Mom's Day to all the moms out there!

1 comment:

TheBlackSheep said...

Wow! Go you! See? There are benefits to being monogamous :0)

It's cool you sold yarn too. That must be quite satisfying. More KP money. City Tweed eh? Must go look. And thanks again for the Kettle dyed. Me loveth! :0)