Every since the cat's been out of the bag about the coming grandbaby my mind has been churning about things to knit for her/him. DS & DIL1 have said they don't want to know the sex of yon babe so there's no unseemly "boy color/girl color" debate, there's just color, and bright color which DIL1 likes better over pastels. (That's my girl, well, my girl-by-marriage!)
I couldn't resist starting with a soft creamy white something yarn I got from Goodwill. It's worsted weight and a little shiny so I figure it's either Bernat Softee or Red Heart Soft Yarn, probably Soft Yarn since I just discovered that Softee doesn't come in worsted weight. I also found a pattern for a hat and booties made on bigger needles. I hate skinny needles, they don't feel right in my hands. I realize that it's shocking that I didn't add a bright color to the center as the pattern shows but I just wanted to start with a sweet white set. Colors will come, never fear.
And here they are! Ever since I bought that bale of yarn at Goodwill about 10 days ago the multi-colors of Cascade Cloud 9 have been calling my name. It's wool and angora, which is from rabbits not goats like I thought it was, and so soft, perfect for a baby's tender skin. Yesterday afternoon when I saw that I'd be able to finish the baby hat last night at knitting I got out the US11 needles and cast on the Happy Baby Blanket from Lion Brand. My plan is to carry two colors of yarn for 3/4 of the square and then change out one of them for the corner. With five different colors I'll be able to mix them up in lots of ways and then I thought I'd make solid color stripes for the border--if I have enough of each color left. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
(MW & LC called me last Wednesday to say that there was cashmere at Goodwill; I told them NO! I spent all my yarn money the week before and I'm perfectly happy with it... but I wish I'd have seen the yarn. NO, no more yarn buying, Barbara Sue, N. O.)
Still haven't sewn that skirt... some other time.