I’m so excited for Ginny’s virtual baby shower this week! I’ve been inspired and touched by her blog and community for a long time, so I’m happy to be able to contribute to her newest blessing. I wasn’t sure what she would need for the baby, so I decided to give her something that would benefit her and the baby. 🙂 I dyed up two skeins of DK merino wool yarn, so she can make a sweater for the baby down the road (or maybe an accessory for herself!!). I wanted to dye up colors that were soft and cozy and comforting, like how I feel when I visit her blog. The yarn is in tonal shades of pink and mauve and grey, and they turned out so beautiful.
I had such a great time knitting up the Rose City Rollers last week, that I quickly finished them and have been wearing them already! I love all the stripes and the wooliness of the yarn. They feel wonderful!
I had initially purchased the yarn (Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Fingering) in order to make socks for my husband, but when he felt the yarn, he thought they might be too itchy. So I made the socks for myself. Of course, as soon as he saw my socks finished, he decided they weren’t itchy after all, and actually felt pretty nice, and wanted some for himself. I’m now in the process of making a second pair, crossing my fingers that I have enough yarn! When it is finished, I plan on weighing the first sock and weighing the leftover yarn to see if I have enough yarn for a second sock.
Yesterday I started a sweater for my little one, another Starboard. She and her older sister fight over the first Starboard that I finished about a year and a half ago, so I thought it was about time to make one for herself.
I dyed up some superwash merino wool yarn in a gorgeous tonal blue, and I’m really happy with the colorway. It is exactly what I wanted, and I will probably add it to the shop at some point. I periodically stop knitting and just pet the stockinette, because I love the color so much and the yarn is so soft.
Reading: I’m still working on the latest issue of Soul Gardening, and probably will be for a while. I can knit and do other things at the same time (like help little children), but I still cannot knit, help children, and read all at once. Maybe when the baby is a little older! 🙂
Shop update: I have exciting news! Colorful Yarns in Centennial, CO will soon be carrying Pineapple Yarn and project bags! This is my first wholesale order and I am really excited to be working with them. A big thank you to Tiffany for her order! So I am busy working on all of her beautiful yarn and project bags and can’t wait to post pictures of all of them. In my shop, I have some restocks of several colorways, like Ala Moana and Whale Sighting. I plan on working on more restocks of yarn and project bags this week.
I hope you have a wonderful week!