We went down to Racine, south of Milwaukee, to spend a couple days with old friends. Said friends are going to be grandparents for the first time come January. You all know what that means, don't you? That means I get to knit things for AddCinHub's coming grandbaby. (they say it's going to be girl baby but I never believe it until it arrives and its plumbing confirms it) I tucked a skein of "baby" colored acrylic yarn into my bag, along with a pattern for a rolled brim hat and the requisite DPNs. I cast it on Thursday night and finished it Friday afternoon. It's one of those "worsted weight yarn & big needles" patterns that works up like the wind. I was so excited to give it to the granny-to-be I forgot to take its picture. Trust me, it was cute. (hmm, maybe I have a photo of a preemie hat made of the same yarn... I'll look... not the same pattern, just the same yarn) It was the first gift too. *patting myself on the back*
On Wednesday Skully came to knit with me for an hour or so at work. She was knitting a scarf with a lovely bulky variegated yarn but yanked out the needles and shoved all 3 skeins my way. I tried to refuse, tried to pay her for the yarn (it wasn't cheap) but she insisted I take it. I surfed the Pattern pages on Ravelry for something to knit with it and found one for a baby blanket made of mitered squares knit on size 11 needles. My kind of pattern! When I got home after work I cast it on and got to work while we drive to Racine. I worked on it at times over the days we were there and finished the first mitered square on the way home. I love the colors. Love them. I figure I'll say that this is a blankie to stay at Grandma's house. I'm going to go pick up stitches for the second mitered square right now.