I finished the Baby Soft Cardigan almost in time for its baby’s arrival, but not quite. She was born last Thursday, and at that point it was still drying on a towel. Cotton takes forever to dry. Then there were buttons to choose, and a card to get, and, oh, you know. I took these pictures this morning, just before I wrapped it up and took the package to the PO.
- Pattern: Baby Soft Cardigan by Jennifer Hagan, from Clara Parkes’ Knitter’s Book of Yarn.
- Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton in Sage
- Needles: 5.5mm/US9
- Size: 6 month
- Mods: None, except that I crocheted most of the seams, and once around the edges for a nice finish.
I’m so pleased with the way this turned out! I hope Little Miss Elise will be cozy and comfortable. She’s the newest addition to our bookstore family; her parents are the wonderful couple who were married in the store in 2006.
Easter Sunday did indeed involve chocolate and Yahtzee. It was fun! We munched grapes and cheeses, had a wonderful supper, laughed and talked, and I visited with the Remarkable R’s and their Magnificent brother M, who came out from the city for the day.
My dear friend Judy is physically, constitutionally, and completely unable to make just one of anything, so there were two desserts for seven people (already full from those appetizers, and risotto and pasta and salad, not to mention chocolate bunny parts).
First there was a delicious strawberry tart with orange custard, and then there was Nigella’s Instant Chocolate Mousse. The servings were huge, and as we dug our spoons into the chocolate and whipped cream, Judy confessed that she’d doubled the recipe. She was trying to kill us. I managed to drive home, but barely.
Knitting continues, same as last time I posted. The shawl is even longer, and the sock is closer to the toe. Nothing exciting there, but satisfying. I feel comfortable and strong in my knitting life right now. It’s an incredibly good feeling to have. Does this mean something, or is it just a good thing? I don’t think I’ll wonder — I’d rather enjoy it.