Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I only missed a week, but it feels so good to be linking up with the yarn-along again! Things have been crazy around here, but I've been knitting. In fact, the very first thing I did after finding out two weeks ago that we might not be able to get our new house was cast on a second baby blanket. It gave me something to do with my hands, and a way to prepare for these babes even as we were unsure of where we'd be bringing them home to.

Knitting has slowed down a bit since we realized we could get the house after all, but I've been plugging away, row by row. 

The pattern is Hamako, which wasn't on my shortlist for the last blanket, but I was so intrigued by the texture that I had to cast on. I am using Malabrigo Rios in Cumparista, which is a very rich, deep red. (In some lights it does take on a purplish tinge, which Keith isn't too happy about; he doesn't think it's very manly. ;) )

Reading has slowed down as well. I am still working my way through older issues of Dappled Things; I'm hoping to finish them in time to pack them up for the move.

Linking up with Ginny.


  1. i love the pattern you chose....the beach in a big hug. What could be more perfect???? And it's all these handmade things which will quickly make your new space into your home!!!! So very excited for this new venture you are on!!!

  2. It looks lovely! Congrats and wishing you all the best with Michael and the babies to come!

  3. I have spent many minutes knitting while worrying and waiting. Love the blanket!!

  4. Such a beautiful pattern and yarn - the color is beautiful! Congratulations on the house, I remember that stunned feeling when it was all said and done. How exciting!

  5. beautiful blanket! wow - I could never knit something as big as a blanket! wow...

  6. That's beautiful! Also, I dub the color "speckled wine."