Wednesday, June 17, 2009

...Or maybe I did...

Wow. Time has sure flown by.

After Mom passed, I just didn't have the heart to knit for a while. It was something I did with her, after all. I do miss her, but it's not as painful anymore. It does ease with time.

I have started knitting again. I've had more time lately and more motivation to do so. A couple of years ago it seemed like everyone was having baby boys, well this year everyone is having baby girls. Strangely enough, the young women in my neighborhood like my knitted gifts. They even make requests. The most popular? The February sweater, in any color except pink.

Here is my latest February sweater, in violet Lion Brand Baby Soft. I managed to finish it a little over a week before the baby was born, and any time a project is finished before the kid outgrows it is a victory in my book.

Can you tell I've been going through all those boxes full of old unfinished projects? Yes indeed.

I visited my local yarns shops this week (for the first time in several months) just to reacquaint myself with their inventories. You know, pet-and-drool. I'm on a fiber diet until I can finish sorting out the stash conglomerate, so I wasn't actually shopping. While I was drooling, I saw a very simple little baby sweater in Araucania Nature Cotton, a one-ball wonder, that I simply must try. It was even in the same color as that orphan ball of Nature Cotton in my stash. The employee and I counted stitches and measured lengths to figure it out, since there was no pattern for her to sell me. Now, that's accommodating.

I'll be sharing that with you soon.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Your work is stunning: it is no wonder your neighbors are requesting that you make sweaters for their babies.

Carol said...

lovely baby set

Suzanne said...

Glad to see you back.

Ann said...

Good to hear from you. The baby sweater is lovely !

Kristianna said...

Nice to see you back. I was thinking of posting a "Yes, you have (disappeared)", but didn't want to be disrespectful.

I lost my father shortly after you lost your mother so I feel I understand a bit.

Great post. Take care...
k

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Oh happy day, you're back in Blogtown!
And knitting again-very nice sweater set!
I've been busy with baby knitting too-everyone at work seems to be reproducing this year! 50/50 boy/girl.

Happy knitting!

scoobagirl said...

adorable sweater set! I understand the feelings; I was like that with my quilting after my mom passed. It takes time to heal. ((hugs))

Rima said...

This is adorable! Great colors.

Rima
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