Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stripe by Stripe

Happy to be linking up again with Ginny's yarn along


I have not been blogging much, but I have been knitting a little. Not every day, but some days. Stripe by stripe. This is the perfect pattern for me right now. Lots of garter stitch, nothing too complicated to keep track of. Just stripes in pretty colors.

As for reading, that I have been doing a LOT of, thanks to breastfeeding and my Kindle Touch. (I still maintain, as a hardcore bibliophile, that the Kindle is one of the best inventions for breastfeeding mothers ever.) I've read at least four books in the past two weeks and am working on the fifth--Delia's Shadow, by Jaime Lee Moyer. So far I am enjoying it immensely.

Jaime was published in a (now defunct) webzine that I once volunteered with. Her poetry was always very beautiful to me, and her poem "Rosemary" holds a special place in my heart--not just because of the name, but I do have it in my email signature for that reason. ;) (And in looking up that poem, I remembered that it was published alongside my first-ever-published short story in an anthology. Oh man. I love that story, but I wrote it in college. If for any reason you happen to read it please don't judge me by it! And Jaime's poem is MUCH better than that story.) Anyways, I've admired Moyer as a writer from a long time back, and so I've been eagerly anticipating this novel. So far it doesn't disappoint.

Anyway ... how about some baby blanket action shots? :)

Dominic with Smooth Sailing

Gregory with Hamako
 Unfortunately I wet-blocked Gregory's blanket and it lost a lot of the texture it had before, which makes me sad. :( It is bigger than before, which is convenient, and it's still pretty; but, sigh.

10 comments:

  1. both blankets are so beautiful. You are quite talented! God bless you as you take care of you dear new baby boys!

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  2. I am thinking of casting that shawl on again this time with laceweight!!!! Like minds , and all that stuff. Loved the pics of the twins:)

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  3. oh! beautiful!! babies and blankets!

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  4. Oh darling baby boys! And beautiful blankets!

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  5. Oooh, I love the color of Smooth Sailing. I'll have to remember that for if baby is a boy... (although... I think it would be pretty as a girl's blanket too!)

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  6. Comment by nils: mamma posso avere un gregory cosií? (Mum can i have one gregory like this?)

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  7. I love the colors you chose for the shawl. Not two colors that I would normally put together but they are perfect! And I never would have known that Gregory's blanket lost texture because it still looks amazing!

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  8. Beautiful knits and lovely babies. The blankets look gorgeous.

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  9. Babies and blankets are beautiful!

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  10. Those blankets are gorgeous! Although the babies totally overshadow them :P Do you all know if they're identical or fraternal? I'm guessing fraternal but it's hard to tell when they're so little!

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