So 2016 was not only the year of an horrendous election it was the year I knitted every person in my family something for Christmas. Most of the last months of the year I was on a tear to get them all done.
So now I’m taking it a bit slower but my idea is to knit everyone answeater for their birthday. This is going to be stalled by the birth of my sons baby for which I am assembling a layette, one piece at a time. For the moment I’m working on a crib size blanket out of cotton as this will be a summer baby. I’ve already had to order more yarn. My eyes are obviously bigger then my stash.
But this does not excuse me from my efforts and Baby Emma is about to turn one year old. Those lovely sweaters I made at her birth are way to small as she is already toddling around on her sturdy little legs. So after 3 pattern trials I’ve finally found a top-down, raglan Cardi pattern in DK yarn (more stash from last year’s Paris trip) in her size with buttons all the way down the front. Sounds easy, it is not. It will be pink and white, simple with a picot edging; give me a week.