An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, June 11

June 11, 2007 Posted by Vaire

T minus 8 days.

It just registered on me on Friday that one of my closest friends is pregnant. Naturally, I went shopping for baby yarns and patterns. I didn't have much luck finding any baby yarns that were not 100% acrylic, but I picked up Baby Knits Book by Debbie Bliss. I liked the simple look and the neutrality of the garments, but I'm having problems finding yarn for them. The yarn stores I know in Dublin, didn't have Debbie Bliss yarns at all and nothing to substitute. Acrylic in garish colours and equally garish novelty yarns are prevalent.

I did pick up enough boucle yarn for the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch 'N Bitch by Debbie Stoller. The yarn fades from green to yellow and back. I was afraid that the stockinette and reverse stockinette would not have enough contrast because of the boucle texture, but I was wrong. The pattern is doing exactly what it's supposed to and the texture of the yarn does not distract from it at all.

The Sidewinders have been put aside until b4 is finished. My friend is allergic to cats and I'd like to finish the blanket here, before moving back to Stockholm (we have two cats). If I can't make it, I'll have to think of a way to prevent cats teleporting their hair on the knitting or how to get rid of it later.

Does anyone have any suggestions?