And day by day
Saturday October 16th 2010, 6:30 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit,LYS

News flash: our nephew and his wife, he being the son of Richard’s late sister, had twin baby girls yesterday, everyone healthy and well. Yay! I can just picture Cheryl giving her granddaughters one last hug before their trip down here.

The baby afghan fabric the Malabrigo Rios is turning into for our grandson, meantime, is solid, substantial and warm, exactly what I wanted. But my wrists can only do so many M1 twists at a time, so it tends to go slow.

Every now and then I stop and look at how much is actually nevertheless getting done with my one pattern repeat minimum per day and it surprises me–cool, look at that!  Getting there!

The blog has been photophobic lately but I’m hoping this old shot goes through. (It’s not a great one, but it’s better than what I’ve been able to get since.)

I brought the blanket with me Thursday to Purlescence to show it off there for the first time, and they all made my day with exclamations of Oh, that’s *pretty*!

I told Sandi, the pattern should be intuitive–but it’s not, and I pulled out a simple scarf to work on.

“Some knitting isn’t social knitting.”

True.  But oh, but that yarn and that pattern so much want to be. Just wait till they’re done.  Stitch by ongoing stitch, it’s gradually, beautifully, in spite of my impatience, all coming together.

I’m sure my daughter-in-law knows that feeling right now way more than I do.

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Hearty congratulations to your family!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 10.16.10 @ 8:20 pm

Well phooey! The picture is hiding from me. I would like a sneak peek at your WIP for the baby-to-be. And wow…two new grand daughters at once. Very cool.

Comment by Ruth 10.16.10 @ 9:37 pm

I saw the picture, and now I don’t. Is the pretty blanket already playing “peek-a-boo?”

Comment by LynnM 10.17.10 @ 1:44 am

That is a really pretty pattern. I have to get started on a baby blanket for our foster son’s grandchild-to-be. I did order the yarn, though.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.17.10 @ 7:45 am

Well, I certainly saw the picture, and that is gorgeous! I know I’ll be nice and warm … oh, that’s not for me.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.17.10 @ 10:27 am

Interestingly, your photos show up in Google Reader, but not when I pop over to comment here…

Comment by Channon 10.17.10 @ 10:58 am

THat blanket is gorgeous. Looks like the Carribbean.

Comment by Lene 10.17.10 @ 6:47 pm

baby Bahama blue blanket (ok, can’t say that one fast!!)

Comment by Bev 10.18.10 @ 8:30 am

Oh, that is so wonderful! Congratulations!

The blanket is beautiful, never mind how long it takes.

Comment by Patricia Day 10.18.10 @ 9:07 am

I hope to plunge into learning brioche soon, the book sits tuanting me while I finish some samples for ‘Gentle’. I’m thinking it will be solitude knitting.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.19.10 @ 8:10 am

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