Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Rainbow of Koigu

This weekend Jeff asked me if I'm still knitting. What?! He said he's asking because I haven't blogged in over a month. I guess I've been knitting more when he's away than when he's at home. I think I'm going to have to post every week, now that I know he's checking in while he's out of town. Isn't that sweet? I'm a lucky gal. He reads my blog, he asks about my knitting and he never complains about my stash. So honey, this one's for you. : )

See that? That's Koigu. I've been collecting it for two years now to make the Babette Blanket and I have 30 skeins. My knitting group is doing a group knit along, I mean crochet along called "Summer of Crochet". It's the perfect time to start Babette. I'm not much of a crocheter, but I've been practicing and I will be when this is finished.

This blanket will be for our little girl whom we are in the process of adopting from China. Adoption is a long journey and not for the faint of heart. We are still a good three years away from meeting our daughter, unless a miracle happens and the wait shortens. I'm hoping for a miracle, but preparing for the long haul. Whenever it happens, she'll have this beautiful blanket to welcome her home.

Project: Dream in Color Tulip Baby Cardigan #3
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy
Needles: KnitPicks Options US Sizes 7 & 9
Start: April 22, 2009
Finish: May 17, 2009

I made another Tulip in the past few weeks. See. There has been some knitting going on. This makes Tulip #3 and it's for my friend Wendy's new baby girl, Pema, who was born on the 9th of this month. I adore Dream in Color Classy. I don't think I'll ever get bored with it. The colors are like candy.

A little luck came my way and I won a raffle! Orinda had a fundraiser for the Roseville String Ensemble, of which she is a part. She had a drawing for everyone who donated and I won the handspun called "Lame Duck". It's 175 yards of Superwash BFL in DK weight spun and donated by Nuttnbunny. Thank you Orinda and Nuttnbunny! It's beautiful!

And last, but not least, I'm hoping to have an awesome tomato crop this summer. Red ones, yellow ones, purple ones.... I can't wait. Grow little seedlings, grow!

I hope your knitting is treating you well! Until next time....


Ellen Bloom said...

Oooooo, Annette! That's a beautiful color combo of Koigu! The blanket is going to be great.

amy said...

"What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man..." Jeff sounds like a dreamboat.

Babette is simply stunning, and your daughter will be a lucky girl in more ways than one. In spite of the long journey (it must feel like an eternity) down the road to meeting her, your love for her now is growing day by day as if she were already in your arms.

On the knitting: you're a Tulip expert - love the colors. This one is lovely.

Jealous of your tomatoes-to-be!

knittinginpink said...

That's going to be one beautiful Babette, your daughter will be a very lucky girl indeed!

amanda said...

Wow, best of luck with the adoption. Sounds like you have lots of time to prepare - hope all goes smoothly!!

Jeff said...

There they are, my wife's latest infatuation - the tomatoes!

Silvia said...

That's a good husband- I don't know if my Jeff could find my blog! It sounds like you are in for a 3 year pregnancy- I really hope it goes well, and I'll hope for that miracle as well! You can put all your excitement/frustration into Babette!

Madge said...

Oooh, your babies look healthy and all green and sprouty. You're gonna have an awesome bounty in a few months. (and will be able to freeze enough marinara sauce for years - yea)

Mmm. Koigu. I can hardly wait to see your Babette squares unfold as you make 'em.