A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

October 22, 2006

Quiet Weekend

First, thank you all so much for all the nice comments on my new cardigan. I've been wearing it pretty much non-stop since I sewed the buttons on. In fact, when getting ready for work this morning I had to force myself to put on a different sweater so people at work wouldn't start to worry about me.

Second, do not feel badly for me because my son doesn't want his sweater. I was almost positive when I set out to make it that he would reject it for some reason or another. That's why I chose free yarn to knit with. I don't have the slightest tinge of regret about how things turned out. I'm very happy to send it to the Dulaan Project. I did pick up some new yarn that I think my son will like. It's a wool blend and it's machine washable. And most importantly, it's bright red. In fact it's the same yarn I knit my devil hat from last year.

My knitting was pretty uneventful this weekend. I've made some progress on my second Canal du Midi sock. Nothing stellar--about half the leg. I knit two Dulaan hats from a skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky that I got at the Ryan's last knit in. I've also nearly finished a baby sweater that I posted on the sidebar but have not otherwise mentioned on the blog. It's the baby kimono from last summer's IK. I started it last Friday after being reminded how cute this sweater pattern is and how little yarn it takes. It was written for Rowan Wool Cotton but Marti made one a while back in Koigu that was terribly cute. There is a baby boy due on Wes's side of the family in February so I grabbed some sock yarn from the stash and got to work.