I'm still enjoying Emily Climbs and knitting away on Sebastian's baptismal gown and Lucy's Rhinebeck sweater. Unbelievably, they are not only knit from the same pattern but also from the same set of numbers. These two projects are great examples of the versatility of this particular pattern. It is a blank canvas that really lets your yarn and button choices shine.
I had so much knitting time this weekend. We drove down to visit my family in New Jersey, by which I mean Pete drove and I knit for over four hours. Heaven!
We arrived in New Jersey, where there were so many loving arms waiting for us--ready to hold Sebastian and play with Lucy and cook and hug endlessly. So I knit still more--sometimes next to my mother, who was casting on her second Shale Baby Blanket.
Her first one, in lovely soft grey, is snuggled around Sebastian in this photo. Her current work in progress, in golden yellow, is for his cousin who is due in January. Incidentally, Juliana also caved to peer pressure and cast on for a simple hat while we were there--in spite of her aversion to knitting in general. I may have gloated just a little.