I’ve been working hard to catch up on cleaning since finishing up the semester, so knitting has gone a bit by the wayside. Onesie number one still needs buttons and blocking and I’m only about halfway through onesie number two.
Since I have a few balls leftover from making our wedding shawl, the second onesie is being knit in the same rainbow yarn. Kara wants a belt so we can all have something rainbow as a family. I want her to find a cool buckle, then I’ll knit something in either seed or linen stitch.
We went down to Maryland to see my family for Hanukkah. Since the group of people who know about future baby is small, I didn’t bring my knitting. I did, however, get a fancy new yarn bowl — it has a black sheep on the back! — and some handspun, hand dyed yarn from a farm local to my hometown. What can I say? My mom is basically the best.
Since she’s Christian and dresses up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus with my stepdad every September, I made her an apron out of a $2 dish towel and $1 buttondown that I found at the local thrift store. My stitches are sloppy, but that’s to be expected from a procrastinator like me.
I think I’m going to make a chulo with my new yarn. It just seems right for the handspun feel, the colors, and the more rugged texture of the yarn. Besides, I’ve been needing a way to keep my ears warm since Kara took my old earflap hat. While traditionally chulos are made with color work to create a thicker, denser fabric that stands up to the cold weather in the Andes, I may opt for a cabled version. Yarn this beautiful deserves to be shown off without other colors to distract from it.