So, I thought I was going to post again during last week and didn’t. I’ll have to try again this week. I want to talk about things I’ve finished and new plans and all that.
A couple weeks ago I headed out to a knit night at a LYS and decided on my way out that I was tired and wouldn’t stay. I did, however, have a browse around and bought myself a little something. I was thinking I would knit a cowl of some kind for my cousin in Minnesota, so I wanted something soft and washable. I picked up a skein of Malabrigo’s Rios and fell in lust. I debated between several colors and finally decided on Arco Iris (rainbow). I hadn’t started anything with it yet because I’d been busy finishing up several things.
Then, a baby shower invitation showed up. A dear, dear friend was having her first baby. I talked with a couple of knitting friends and decided that a great new baby gift would be the Milo vest. What yarn to use? Oh! The Rios. It’s not really “girlie,” it’s machine washable, and it will help keep a December born New England baby warm. Perfect.
I started it last night when I went back to that LYS for knit night. I kept getting swoony over the yarn. I love the feel of it. I love the color changes. I love that it will be something for this new baby. I’m going to put that XO cable down it because this will definitely be a gift full of love for this family.
I started reading Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal today. I had his To Be Sung Underwater in my goodreads queue, but it wasn’t available at the library. This was. I only just realized it’s YA, but that’s not a problem for me.
I’m linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along. What are you making this week?