Well, I can't believe I actually finished one project... the last dishcloth of the set for my mom... however, I did forget to include what was going to be a nursing poncho for me in the list of items of startitis... (I have to figure out how to link to previous posts stil...) Anyway, I found this gorgeous yarn, started a poncho intending to be able to nurse under it and still have the baby breath freely, but have privacy...however... you knew there was a however coming, didn't you... Well, the yarn sheds. really sheds.... a lot. It's still gorgeous, but every time I take it out to work on it (all knit) I am covered with mohair. There is no way Erin would be happy under there.
The silver lining to that cloud, though, is it is still totally unfinished, and I believe the dimensions will enable me to make a shrug for myself following the directions on the DIY page from the show Knitty Gritty (didn't see the show - my mother-in-law did). All you need is a rectangle...My plan was to knit a rectangle and sew it into a poncho. While I am not really a shrug kinda' gal, I am much more of a shrug gal than a poncho gal. I still love the yarn and am hoping that it will stop shedding once it's washed.
In other late breaking news, the sweater I am knitting which initially had no one specific that it was for, is now assiged. Yet another friend had a baby boy. And, of course, the pile of boy gifts had been depleted (this sweater was intended to at least start to refill it) but now it has two fronts to go with the back and the beginnings of one sleeve... it will eventually be completed... and the swatch for Erin's sweater is done. The yarn for that is gorgeous, feels beautiful, and will make her one fine sweater courtesy of Nanna... beautiful yarn - Manos del Uruguay cotton stria... I have now used their wool and their cotton, love both - they are kettle dyed and absolutely wonderful. I have promised myself, though, that I will not cast on the sweater until I finish the other baby sweater. I must get the list of unfinished objects whittled down. And I must figure out how to post pictures!
It's been awhile since I last posted and while my intention was to post several times a week, I think it might have been about a week since my last one. Why, you might ask.. well, Erin has taken to waking about every hour or so and to be quite honest I don't do so well without sleep. I have trouble remembering things, it takes all of my concentration just to get through the day, and so, that is the answer... long and short!