This is a baby gift for an undisclosed recipient (pretty please--ignore the horrible light [and the pillow holding the items up]...the sun sets at 4:00 p.m. in New England at this time of year, so there was no natural light to be found). I decided that there was enough yarn for both a stroller/car seat blanket, and a little jacket. I decided that I would just wing it and see what I came up with. Now that I think about it, I should have made the jacket first. Then the blanket could have been made to whatever length of yarn I had left. But did I think that far ahead? Oh no, because I was winging it and laughing in the face of danger (this from a woman who has worn off the S on her keyboard from saving her documents obsessively). As you might guess, I barely had enough yarn to finish the edging of the collar on the jacket. As in maybe 1.5 inches left, even after cheating and using p2tog at random intervals around the edge to save yarn. However, I managed to weave in the ends, so this is now known as the Great Finishing Miracle of 2006. (there were other acts of divine intervention involved with this project, but I would feel very foolish if I mentioned them all)
Look! Sock #1 is done. That is the sad start of Sock #2 on the needles next to my foot. I am suffering from second sock syndrome.
This has been exacerbated by the fact that I picked up a kit to knit for the shop and it’s adorable. Can you guess what this will be?