I've been holding off the birth announcement waiting for a name, but Mum and Dad are still undecided. Jenny gave birth yesterday to a 7lb 7oz beautiful baby girl, who by all accounts is just perfect. I'm absolutely overjoyed for them and know they'll make excellent parents.
En stash.. (as always, click to see bigger)
Since I did all of my girly knitting early on, I feel like I haven't made anything pretty for ages. I feel like I've made far too many things that would do either, but are actually a little boyish. I went into town today for a haircut and came home with mounds of girly yarn from the market. It was an accident, really it was, but it was too much of a bargain to leave behind. It's all without labels, but some of it I recognise from John Lewis and another expensive yarn store I go to (mostly just to lust after nice stuff). At 49p (86 cents) per 50g ball it would have been rude not to. I could have gone mad, but showed amazing restraint. (It was at Habiknit for those of you in the North)
3 balls, 2 shades of pink and white. It falls somewhere between DK and 4 ply so i'll have to swatch it before I find a project for it. 5 balls, raspberry crepe with silver strands (4ply). I'm tentatively thinking of making a bolero from this. 3 balls, shades of pink, lilac, blue and white. It's crepe 4 ply like the rapsberry. I'll probably make Daydream from 'Rowan Babies' by Kim Hargreaves. 4 balls, brown beige and cream 3ply. This is probably going to be a complete pain to match to a pattern so I might design something myself. I just thought it was a bit different and would make a change from pink. 1 and a half balls, white. This is velvety and tufty. I almost paid a small fortune for some of this just last week. They also had lilac, pale blue, lemon and a few varigated ones that were a bit on the bright side. Since I have no idea what it will knit like I decided not to get any more of this. I'm considering it for the white tufty bits on the Baby Ugg boots once I've found a sub for the brown.Congratulations again Jenn and Nick. I can't wait to see her.