"God enters the human heart by its own ways: He enters the wise through wisdom. He enters the simple through simplicity." (Oscar Romero, The Violence of Love)
Wow. Sorry to be gone so long. I had two big projects due last week: taxes and a freelance article for this magazine. On top of grading my first set of papers, which weren't as bad as I thought they might be! I've still been knitting--all baby gifts, all the time--but just haven't had a spare moment to post what I've knit.
First up, some baby socks and a little hat for my friend Bridget in Dallas, who is expecting little Liam to join the world any day now. I used this leftover Paton's Katrina yarn in a soft green, which I like for its stretch. The sock pattern is by Diana Soucy from the Spring '97 Knitter's Magazine. Thanks for the pattern, Mom. It's nice to knit a sock so quickly!
In fact, I liked knitting these little socks so much that I knit a second pair for Sam in some leftover blue Patons Katrina (I'm sure the company retired that name after the hurricane). I used a size 3 needle here, so I think they will be too small, since Sam is likely to be closer to a year when we get him. If he can't wear them, at least I'll have a boy baby gift on hand.
Here's the difference in size from using a size 3 needle (blue) to a size 5 (green). Baby socks are a great way to use up leftover yarn. I could see myself knitting up a bunch for my kids (in all that spare time I'll have once I'm a working mother!)
Gratuitous cute baby photo: This is Gabrielle, daughter of our friends Dan and Lin, who we visited for a quick dinner tonight. Isn't she adorable? She's 10 weeks old now. Right after Dan posed her with this knit rat I made for her (because she is 1/2 Vietnamese and was born in the Year of the Rat), she started crying! I hope I haven't created a fear of rodents!
So next week I am going to play catch up on the old Spiritual Knitter blog: I have a bunch of cool things I've received in the mail that I want to share, some swaps, plus more baby knitting and a belated second blog anniversary give-away! Check back next week.