"Let me light the lamp," says the star, "and never debate if it will help to remove the darkness." (Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore)
Not THOSE White Sox--I'm a Cubs fan! Here is the completed camping knitting: two itsy-bitsy baby socks and a little hat in white (left) and a slightly larger pair of cotton off-white baby socks.
I got the white fingering yarn at the thrift store, and although it felt wooly, I wasn't sure if it was wool, a blend, or just acrylic. My mom reminded me of the burn test: If you burn wool yarn, you end up with ash; if you burn acrylic, it's kind of melts. This melted.
This cotton is also a blend (70% cotton, 30% acrylic). Not sure where I got this yarn; I think someone gave it to me. I'm trying to knit my stash into gifts to have on hand. I can decorate these basic white and off-white baby things with pink ribbon or little dinosaur buttons or something as appropriate. More stash-busting to be shared soon.
And, yes, these pictures are taken on my Notre Dame beach towel, which I've been using a lot. I swam 18 laps yesterday and 20 today. Michael Phelps I'm not; I'm slow and steady. And you know what they say about that. I keep thinking of it as a metaphor for our adoption.