It was uncharacteristically slow yesterday morning at work, for a Monday. I spent the morning doing nothing but thinking about the blanket I wanted to make for the new baby (yes, another project starting with so many others unfinished) and since it was slow and I was antsy, I got a coworker to drive me over to Knitting Hands and in less than 10 minutes, I picked out the yarn I wanted. I bought Filatura di Crosa’s Zara, which is 100% merino wool and so soft and yummy for baby things, in a very pretty cucumber green color. I bought out their stash and ordered 12 more balls which I’ll get next week. I know the dye lot will be different but I’m hoping it won’t be at all noticable. Usually with better yarns, you can’t really tell.
The blanket I’m making is from Rowan #33. It’s a Kim Hargreaves design (she’s my favorite) and although not meant to be a baby blanket, I think if I make it half size it will be fine. This is the blanket:
It’s done in squares, and I already have a square done. It’s SO pretty! I’m on square 2 now since it’s slow again at work. I will scan the first square or photograph it later. This stupid computer doesn’t have an FTP program to upload it.
Other than that, I’m missing the most lovely weather here in this office, and the rest of the week will be spent doing classwork and client work. I hope I can fit knitting these squares in somehow, even if it’s just an hour or so before bed each night.