Of Ships and Sealing Wax

Walrus and the Carpenter illustration from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-glass“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–Of cabbages–and kings–And why the sea is boiling hot–And whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll – The Wlarus and the Carpenter Poem, Through the Looking-Glass.

So here I am happily knitting away at yet another baby blanket. All white and embossed with little sailboats and tiny anchors. It is to be a “Coming Home from the Hospital” size and since I elected to use size 5 US needles, it is half done in a week. I shake my head at my own inability to stay away from knitting them, and like those little oysters I trot right into another baby blanket knitting pattern on Ravelry, buy the yarn and cast on. I will never learn. But you must admit, it is coming along nicely. The pattern I chose had anchors and hearts but I sketched out a sailboat on grid paper and replaced the hearts as the boats seemed more fitting for the baby boy that will be gracing our presence come late June. What else should I make to go with the layette? Booties (that never stay on), a little hat, perhaps. More soft white cotton yarn is ordered so we will have to wait and see. Any ideas? 


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Knitting, travel, sailing, and writing
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3 Responses to Of Ships and Sealing Wax

  1. What a sweet blanket:) There is a great baby sock pattern called Infant Socks by Judy Ellis. There is a link on Ravelry. They work up quickly and look so cute on.


  2. Melissa says:

    You have a knack for silboats!


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