Friday, April 13, 2012

Stitch and Bitch

This afternoon Coco and I are heading to a Stitch and Bitch with a bunch of other mommies and babies. I'm a very capable yet inexperienced knitter, which means I can handle pretty difficult stuff and I knit really beautifully, but every time I start a new project I have to get on YouTube and watch a video on how to cast on! Seriously. Is that ridiculous or what?!
While I was in Spokane last month, I hit up the local knitting store, A Grand Yarn, and went a little nutso planning projects for Coco for next winter. The good thing is that I gave myself lots of time, the not so good thing is that I chose intermediate (!) projects and I'm a little nervous about it. I got the book 60 Quick Baby Knits, which is all patterns for Cascade 220 Superwash yarn. Yes, that's right. It's wool you can WASH! Essential when you have a baby and are not willing to hand wash, or even think about using acrylic! God no. ;) First up, I'm making Coco a pair of mittens, then leg warmers and then a hat with ear flaps. The book may claim they're 'quick', but I'm thinking that should take us right up to the first frost, people. I must be crazy. Oh well! The fact is, knitting is super relaxing and satisfying, and I know I'll enjoy myself. That Coco won't freeze is really just an added bonus! ;)

I'm hoping there will be some good knitters at stitch and bitch today. Otherwise, I'm going to be spending a LOT more time on YouTube in the coming months!

2 comments:

  1. Katie's baby blanket that I started MONTHS before she was born is still only half finished. But in the meantime I've knit many booties and a sweater that was much too small.

    Good luck on your projects. Coco will look super adorable next winter.

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  2. I'm not the only one?! YAY! :)

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