Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sitting in a tree ...

Here's our cutie , nestled in the trunk of the tree, with mom holding him from behind. He was more interested in trying to grab my camera, than noticing his surroundings. I was thinking that in a few year's time, I'll likely be getting after him for climbing that same tree!

Tomorrow, he comes to stay with us for 10 days while his parents are on vacation. I'm all organized ... hauled out all the toys from the last grandbaby; gave them all a bath in vinegar water; found all the 'Veggie Tale' movies that had been stashed away (they are so fun!); and my boss, bless her, offered me an exer-saucer that she no longer needed. Here's E*than given it a test drive ... seconds later, the fish was in his mouth.

My mom cleaned out her hope chest and came across a blanket that my granny in Scotland had knit for me, when I was born. Don't even ask how long ago that was! It reminds me so much of the pinwheel blanket I made recently ... the lace edging is unbelievable! There are a few holes in it that I'll likely fix, but other than that, it's gorgeous. How the moths managed to get into a cedar chest is beyond me!

Fabulous edging!
I had a skein of hand dyed yarn in my stash that I had purchased last year from Hello Yarn, intending to make a BSJ. I decided that I would use it to make a lace scarf for myself, instead. I can't seem to get the colour quite right in the photo. It has lime, lilac, cranberry& chocolate in it ... I think it will be perfect with my chocolate down coat. It would also do as a summer shawl. The pattern is a free one from Lion Brand 70337AD that I modified to make narrower. I did 4 panels of 17 stitches each, in merino/sock weight yarn. I like how the edge scallops, almost like a feather and fan pattern, but it's quite different. You'll see what I mean once it's finished and blocked.

You'll recognize the next thing ... It's amazing how odd it looks while you're knitting it and then it turns into ...

This! Yes, it's the Tudora from Knitty (minus a button). One ball of Malabrigo made both the foliage hat and the tudora, with about 2 yards to spare. Gotta love that!


That's it for now! I may get a chance to post while the baby's napping, but likely I'll be conked out too! Thank you all for your prayers and comments regarding my co-worker's niece. She's recovering well and will soon leave the hospital to go to a rehab centre to relearn how to walk, etc.

8 comments:

Danielle said...

Have fun with your grandbaby boy over the next 10 days :)!! That blanket your grandmother knit you certainly does resemble a pinwheel very much. Goes to show you that knitting doesn't change much over the course of time. Great projects all around as well.

Virtuous said...

Aaaah precious!! Looks like someone has their hands full!

Wow that blanket is just gorgeous! I wish someone in my family had pass something down like that to me.

And you know I luv your Tudora! ;o)

mames said...

ow, what a great gramma you are. 10 days is an awesome gift to give them....sending lots of good vibes your way. and the knits are all great, i love the tudora.

Rachel said...

Wow, you've gotten a lot of knitting done lately. Hope you have a lovely time with your little grandson - he's a real cutie pie!

cheryl said...

That lace scarf is looking great! Aren't Hello Yarn's colors amazing? Have fun with your grandson.

Tara said...

Tha is such a great family heirloom! Thank goodness the damage (moths are EVIL!) can be repaired.

Amanda said...

Beautiful grandbaby! I love babies..sigh. You knitting looks wonderful and the blanket that your granny made is stunning.

Jackie said...

What a sweetie. Enjoy your grandson, they grow up much too fast.

The blanket is beautiful!

God bless.