Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Knitting Fool

I have a tendency to be obsessive/compulsive. So now that I have the knitting bug I am going crazy. I promised my daughter Trista, in England, that I would make her an afghan. We hadn't decided on a yarn, so I have involved myself in baby knitting. After I made the booties for Rupinder, I started on an afghan for her. I worked on it EVERY day and here it is.

After I had started on the afghan I made a startling and fun discovery. It seems that one of my favorite patrons in the library is a cousin. My great grandmother and her great-great grandmother were sisters! How fun is that? She is about 15 months pregnant...OK, let's call it due, and now I am going to start on some booties for her. I was going to use the same yarn I used for Rupinder, but Lee took me to the best yarn store in Roanoke to shop Trista's afghan, so I bought some great yarn there for booties and I will try a different pattern for this new pair. I found it in the same book as I had checked out last time, but they looked a little more complicated.

However, this time I am psyched up and ready for the challenge. I had to order the yarn for Trista while we were both on the internet and viewing the same page. It will take a little while to get here, so that leaves me time to finish...and even START...the booties. The afghan pattern for Trista is WAY more complicated and beautiful, but I made one years ago for my sister Robin, so I know I can do it. I'll keep you informed of my progress.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's pretty close kinship you have discovered. Amazing!