This year I get one more holiday to celebrate! Since I’m officially a mother, that comes with some extra yarn, right? I want to start making a few warm-weather items, and a Goodale seems like a nice transition piece. I looked through my stash. I didn’t have anything that was just right, (the ol’ Goldilocks defense for new stash acquisitions). I usually have a pretty good idea of the yarns at my LYS, since I go there about twice a week to knit and hang. I couldn’t think of anything there that I had to have for the project, so I started browsing online and came across Frog Tree Pediboo in a Marigold color. Ohhhhh yes. It’s bamboo and merino. Perfect for spring and summer. It’s considered to be fingering weight on some sites, and sport weight on Ravelry, but I think it will work well and I should have enough to add a little extra length.
I told Matt that I needed three skeins, picked a site where it seemed to be cheapest, and told him it would be the perfect mother’s day present. Hurrah! Yes, this might seem unromantic. I’ve already purchased his birthday presents and given them to him, even though his birthday is not until June. He told me exactly which blazers he wanted and I got them. He LOVES them and has been wearing both of them every day since he got them last week. I think we’re both satisfied with this arrangement.
Last weekend I got to knit, holding Z in my lap, while she examined a needle gauge. It didn’t last long (as baby attention spans often don’t), but it was sweet anyway.