The project I was so furiously knitting on the way to Florida is a present for the BAD Boy’s teacher. She’s having a baby very soon and BAD Boy wanted to give her a Christmas present and wanted it to be for the baby. I offered to knit something for her and his eyes got as big as saucers at the suggestion. I took that as a yes and commenced to find a pattern to knit for his teacher’s baby.
I scoured Ravelry and found Helena from Knitty to be perfect for what I had in mind. I actually started on it last Friday. This is what I’ve gotten done so far:
I absolutely ADORE top down raglan anything. I think the next sweater I knit for myself will be top down raglan. And I am totally enchanted with this pattern. It is easy to follow and the lace is easy to memorize. I lurves it. Also, remember how I said no more cotton for me? Well I lied. The yarn is Debbie Bliss All Seasons Cotton. Which is really a cotton/acrylic blend, but it doesn’t feel like cotton and doesn’t act like cotton so I am going to pretend that it is not cotton and continue on with my current infatuation with yarn and pattern.
The last day of school is December 19 before the break. I have until then to finish this baby up. I am so there. I also think I’d rather do buttons instead of ties. Good thing my LYS has a great selection of buttons!