I have had a really bad cold and decided that I needed some time to just look after me. So I have been cuddled under a quilt, knitting (and coughing and feeling sorry for myself). After 10 days, I am finally starting to feel human again, though I still cough.
So, I thought I would show you the results of the pity party.
I have 2 good friends who are about to become grandmothers for the very first time. Such occasions demand gifts.
Back in the fall, I made a new born hat for the first baby. I recently asked the grandma-to-be to pick out some yarn for a sweater. Her choice surprised me. Not your typical baby yarn at all. Here is my sweater progress, so far.
The yarn is Patons Astra in Wild Wizard. I think it is suppose to be the colours of the Hogwarts Houses from Harry Potter. It is bright and cheery, and is knitting up nicely, so I think it will make a lovely gift. The baby is due in 2 weeks, but I am not worried about finishing this, because I am making it in a 12 month size.
Meanwhile, baby # 2 is due in March, around St. Paddy's day. What does such a baby need but green Hiking socks!