I'm sorry for the long silence ya'll. At the beginning of May, I had a severe case of startitis which went right into being so overwhelmed that I was feeling frazzled which just made me feel frazzled in general. Sound familiar? Here's what I had going on:
The pink in the front is Mable, a baby sweater I'm making for a friend's new granddaugther to be. I watched the daughter growing up so it's a pleasure to knit for her baby. Moving on to the left is the Mohair Bias Loop. I'm still not sure why I thought it'd be a good idea to join the Churchmouse KAL on Ravelry when I had so much other knitting going on. Moving along is the Mitered Square Blanket. And then Liberty. Liberty has been languishing in my knitting bag since the end of February/first of March. But it is becoming fairly well travelled. It has travelled in my knitting bag to work, to Mother's hospital room, to the ER with my dad, a sacred harp singing in Nauvoo, AL, the knit shop in Cahaba Heights, and to Nashville. I'm thinking of making a map of Liberty's travels. And finally, the Easy Folded Poncho which just needs to be seamed. Not shown in the picture are the two Baby Kimonos and baby hats I was making for a friend's new twin granddaughters. The Kimonos needed seaming and ribbon closures and one hat had to be made.
On Mother's Day weekend, I had an epiphany. I needed to set priorities. And the first priority was to finish the twins' kimonos and hats. (The color isn't showing up well here but it's called Rosebud-I used Berroco Comfort)
Since setting priorities, things are going along much better. The next thing that has a deadline is Mable since baby Cadance is due at the end of this month.
By the way, I'm curious. What are your "go-to" baby gifts? I'm looking for mine but haven't found it so far. If I'm short on time, I make three hats in Comfort Chunky. Right now, I'm experimenting with sweaters but I'm not sure that's gonna be it.