I’m drawing a blank. ie.
Friday July 19th 2013, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

World’s cutest three-month-old waving hi at everybody…

While I wondered what yarn I had in my stash that was baby boyish enough, babyproof-ish enough, and natural-fiberish enough to keep me happy too; Hudson’s newborn cousin Hayes now has a name. As far as I know, he’s still at so far so good.

Still praying hard.

Knitting is another form of praying.

A hat would show I love him (as if there were any question) but right now, given Parker’s rapture at his blankie homecoming on the day of Hayes’ birth, my heart’s set on a blankie for him too after all that little guy has had to go through in his first week.

Oh, right, I already knit up the…and the…and that’s almost all gone too? Well, good then, I put them to good use (oh right, that was the…)

Browsing a little online: extra-extrafine ’90’s merino if I didn’t mind blowing a couple hundred bucks. (I wish!)

Budget vs good intentions. Reality vs perfectionism. Not to mention the new flooring we’re saving for.

Maybe coordinating sock yarns paired together? But there’s no loft in that, not the same thing for smushing your face into with glee like Parker did.

Hmm. Sometimes you just have to sit down and start. (Maybe tomorrow, after I let ideas sift through for the night.)

Anyone have any experience with machine washing and drying baby alpaca repeatedly?

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I know my friend who raises Alpaca sells felted Alpaca mats, so my guess is that it will felt. I have some superwash I’d be happy to give you for this – if I have enough for a blanket. It’s worsted weight – let me know how much you need, and if I have a sufficient quantity and you like the color(s), the yarn is yours. It’s not as if I don’t have plenty to share… 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 07.20.13 @ 7:55 am

Oh and you’re right – world’s cutest 3-month-old. What a smile!

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 07.20.13 @ 7:55 am

Let me know what colors you’re thinking of and quantity; I too have superwash wool available!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 07.20.13 @ 8:09 am

Such a cute kid! Stay well, baby.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.20.13 @ 8:36 am

Wow! Fellow knitters to the rescue! They never let you down.

Comment by Donald Meyer 07.20.13 @ 9:50 am

So far, so good, is ok for now…still praying. And I see that you are simply destined to have the yarn you will need for the new blank.ie! 🙂

Comment by Pam 07.20.13 @ 11:23 am

The knitting community is sewn together with love. Welcome, little Hayes. I hope you look as alert and handsome as Hudson in a few weeks!

Comment by Channon 07.21.13 @ 6:03 am

I love the way alpaca felts. Hayes’ mom probably wouldn’t. Except that once he is in the clear, she likely won’t mind much of anything as minor as felting for a long, long time. I hope that clear signal comes very soon.

Comment by twinsetellen 07.21.13 @ 1:24 pm

That can’t be Hudson already?!!! His smile is priceless! I’m happy to be able to put Hayes’ name with my prayers. Stay well little one.

Comment by Jody 07.21.13 @ 2:33 pm

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