Sunday, April 18, 2010

Babies, Sweaters and New Yarn

I'm back! It's been a few weeks since I've posted an update. I knew this was going to happen when I got a job...between being sick and having a million things on my mind I just kept forgetting to write :( Anyway, I found out a few weeks ago that my cousin's baby is going to be a girl and can hardly wait to knit tons of girly outfits! Haha, I know I'm going to get carried away too, I picked up two baby knitting books last weekend - "Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns From The 1920s To The 1950s" and "Vintage Knits For Modern Babies," and am itching to make everything in both books! On another knitting-related note, I have some new yarn purchases! My local yarn shop had this yarn I've been itching (no pun intended) to buy for a very long time but it was always so expensive - it's this wool/angora blend made by Classic Elite Yarns called Lush (picture below). I can't wait to make a pair of fancy mittens for next winter!

I also picked up this adorable baby yarn but will not be showing a picture, as it's going to be turned into a gift for my cousin's daughter-to-be :P Trust me, there will be plenty of pictures of the finished product when the time comes! Alas, I won't be starting on any baby knitting for awhile though... I've reached the long and tedious task of seaming my sweater, but more about that later!

Well, I think that's about it for tonight, but as a final note - if you haven't seen the movie "Kick Ass" yet, go and see it! I saw that today and it was well worth the $9.00 matinee price (yes, MATINEE price!). Though it was much more violent and sadistic then the theatrical trailers let on, it's thoroughly entertaining :)