While I waited for Edward to come home, I knitted a baby blanket for him. I had seen one in a Pottery Barn catalog that I loved, so I picked out yarn that would mimic it. I chose a pattern from Stitch and Bitch (a great book for anyone starting out), and kept my hands busy during the wait. The blanket turned out beautifully. We even used it as a prop in our first professional photos of Edward.
By the way, those first photos of Edward were taken by an incredible photographer in Albertville, MN – Jana Kunz. If you live in the Twin Cities, I highly recommend her. We will definitely be having our second photographed by her once they come home.
Back to the blanket…It seemed that I should knit a baby blanket for #2. Problem is, we had a really mild winter. I tend to knit a lot more in the winter; something about the cold inspires me. But this year, it didn’t really happen. I have started, but I am not very far along. I also got discouraged when darling hubby commented that the yarn color – yarn I special ordered mind you – is a little feminine. I wanted gender neutral since we don’t know if we will be adopting a boy or a girl.
I thought sherbert-y orange would work for either a boy or a girl. What does Eric know anyway, right?
I need to get motivated. Afterall, it would be really nice to have the blanket done and packed whenever we travel to Colombia. Maybe this weekend…