It’s a wrap
Wednesday January 05th 2011, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

Parker at two weeks and my beautiful daughter-in-law. I can’t wait to get to hold him too and to thank her and my son for him!

My husband’s almost-more-a-sister-than-an-aunt, who lives about 45 minutes away, happened to be in the area and called and stopped by today. She quilts and has been knitting lately for her young grandchildren, and I showed her the fine, soft, white Malabrigo Sock baby blanket and asked if she thought it was big enough?

Oh definitely!

So after she left I knitted for nearly another hour. I mean, if after all that work and after the blocking, if it came out too small to my own eyes–well, just better to add a little bit more.

I finally made myself cast off.   I ran the ends in to make it feel final.  There! Done! Stop! And it is blocking.

I think I’ll go looking for the very biggest, stretchiest hair elastic I can find and crochet all around it with the Malabrigo to make a slide to hold the blanket ends together: that way, Kim can wear the blanket as a thick, poofy, warm scarf if she wants to. Supersoft and machine washable and practical for a new mom.

And now back to the color that I escaped to from time to time. Back to the Creatively Dyed (can you believe I’m making) socks!

I’ve been telling myself you can’t have Second Sock Syndrome until you finish the first one, so I’d better get to it.

Ed. to add–top-down style, just got past the heel.

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No SSS here: cuff down, 2@a time, on 2 circular needles. I want to see yours, even if you do get SSS. I have never learned toe-up so that is in the works.

Comment by sherry in Idaho 01.06.11 @ 8:58 am

Alison, I’d like to suggest that you wear zippers for a while, as you would otherwise be bursting your buttons all the time. Of course he is adorable, but still, a grandmother shouldn’t let her clothes pop open. Maybe you should keep a cover-up handy, just in case. Do you happen to have a shawl?

Comment by LauraN 01.06.11 @ 9:00 am

I think when it’s the first sock, it’s ‘sock fatigue’… I most often experience this when knitting fingering weight on 00 needles!

Comment by RobinH 01.06.11 @ 9:31 am

Wow! beautiful mother and child. Should you be deprived the opportunity to pop your buttons?

Comment by Don Meyer 01.06.11 @ 9:43 am

They’re both beautiful! The blanket will be much-loved, I predict. As for socks, my solution to SSS is to never cast off the first sock until I know I can immediately cast on the second. Once it’s OTN, I don’t seem to have much trouble keeping it up.

Comment by Jocelyn 01.06.11 @ 10:30 am

Mother and baby are gorgeous!

Comment by Sue 01.06.11 @ 12:57 pm

Such a cute little guy! Blog awaits a pic of you and the Little Buddy together (as no doubt you do, too.) Enjoy the knitting frenzy while you wait. What sort of socks are you making? Second baby-sock syndrome is better than second daddy-sock syndrome.

Comment by LynnM 01.06.11 @ 1:07 pm

The Creatively Dyed yarn is absolutely yummy to work with.

The blanket sounds lovely and I’m stealing your hair band idea. I have two baby blankets to make for friends and family this year.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 01.06.11 @ 1:17 pm

Oh, what a beautiful mother and adorable baby. It just makes me happy looking at them. I am so anxious to hear that you’ve gotten to cuddle him, but of course the best thing is that he is doing well.

Comment by twinsetellen 01.06.11 @ 5:45 pm

Great picture! glad I finally got a chance to see them. Love and prayers to all of you!

Comment by Holly 01.06.11 @ 8:12 pm

Oh what a sweet baby!!! Almost makes me want another one, if only they didn’t turn into teenagers ;P.

Comment by LDSVenus 01.06.11 @ 9:11 pm

Oh, what beautiful faces! Hi Parker and Kim! I think a baby blanket can’t be too big. He will grow, after all, and you want him to be warm through the whole winter!

Can’t wait for more pics!

Comment by Pegi 01.06.11 @ 9:22 pm

What a beautiful photo. I have a baby blanket I’m itching to make, but tonight, I MUST finish a hat for FIL’s birthday (party tomorrow night), and I want to whip out a scarf or cowl for the vet doing Sissy’s surgery Monday…

Comment by Channon 01.07.11 @ 8:18 am

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