It has been quite a week at the house of nursenikkiknits ... and not exactly in a good sense.
On Thursday, the hard drive on our 4 year old iMac went kablooey. When you turn the computer on, all you get is a flashing picture of a file folder with a question mark inside. I called the Apple people. Apparently, this is Not. A. Good. Sign. Then on the weekend, my husband accidentally smashed the lens on my Nikon SLR while trying to stop my daughter from crashing head first into the pavement. Honestly, doesn't he know that cuts and scrapes heal? Lenses do not. Geesh.
Both of these events have made me very happy to spend some time focusing on my knitting (and counting my lucky stars that I bought a back up system for the computer 3 weeks ago - I must have had a premonition).
In the lead up to my New Year's Yarn diet (55 days to go!), I spent some time organizing my stash and planning my queue so I would have projects to look forward to, that I could knit with yarn I already have. I put some lovely and exciting items in my queue (many of them are even for me : ). Then, of course, the obligation knitting started coming of the woodwork: the blanket for the baby in the family due in May, a vest for new baby born to my husband's close colleague a couple weeks ago, just yesterday I found out someone at his work also recently had twins (they are going to get hats)...
This seemed like the perfect week to focus on getting some of the baby knits done.
The Baby Chalice blanket is coming along well. I am surprised at the stripey effect that's happening with the Eco Duo but I like it. I just hope it continues through all the skeins.
|ok, you can't really see stripes in the pic, but trust me, they are there|
I started planning the vest for my husband's colleague's wee boy. I picked out the pattern and the yarn.
I really meant to start it, but the next thing I knew I looked down....
Not in the queue. Not on the baby list.
At least it was with yarn in the stash!
|Click to see a lot more WIP's!|
P.S. Check back Friday to see Doodlebug modeling her new Milo!