October 27, 2016

Busy Few Months

I am so used to quickly adapting to life changes that I surprised myself with how much has happened recently. Let's break it down:

June: holy wow, Benlysta is working!
July: Summer has a boyfriend
Aug: Jake diagnosed with lymphoma; support group co-leader quit
Sept: Jake euthanized; family gathering in Pennsylvania
Oct: never-ending cold; my 40th bday; new co-leader

So, yeah, a lot going on. I've stayed productive, made and kept friendships, and my fella is still around :D I've been struggling with high pain some days but managing well despite that.

Friday night prefunk with a friend

October 19, 2016

Whale Baby Sweater

I traveled to visit family a few weeks ago. One of my trip must dos was to finish the Whale Baby sweater for a cousin's November baby. A nasty cold and reknitting the button bands slowed me down, but I did finish! Even if our grandma questioned a blue sweater for a baby girl ;)

It fits already!
The recipient and everyone else loved it. I knit a size 12mo so we'll have to wait another year to see action shots.

This was a tricky project because it uses super soft baby wool. Normally stranded colorwork is done with sticky wool. The wool's stickiness holds it all together and evens out tension. I'm very proud of my ability to get a nice result with the materials used, something I doubted I could do. It's fun to see the result of 20+ years of knitting.

The reverse side: so proud :)
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