I love them and hate them all at the same time. You?
I'm definitely one who can work well under pressure most of the time, and I think that may be why I find myself waiting until the last minute to start certain deadline projects. I think I'm also a glass half-full kind of gal because technically someone could observe my behavior and say I'm good at procrastinating. Ha! I'm going with working well under pressure.
Saturday morning status, BMFA STR, colorway Peek-a-boo Peony
So this week's deadline...was it a super secret project? Nope. New design? Nope. It was a baby shower for a dear co-worker. There's a group of us at work who've worked together for over 10 years and I just couldn't not knit something for the baby.
Here it is this morning, still drying a bit before the shower at lunch. Down to the wire, that's me. I've been enjoying the stitch pattern on my new infinity scarf design, so I thought I'd try it with a variegated yarn in the baby sweater.
I love the texture here, but for the baby sweater, I'm not sure it was what I had in mind. I'm going to think on it a bit. That's the fun part with knitting this....perfect for a gift and a chance to play around with a potential new design.
The mommy-to-be loved the sweater and especially loved the washing instructions on the Knitterella gift tag. The best thing she said though was that baby Penelope would now have two IGK handknits to wear, since I knit her older daughter this. She then said, "Don't worry. Her sister will get hers back when she is older, and now Penelope will have her own when she is older." She's already thinking baby heirlooms. Now you can see why I knit for her, right?
Even with a last minute deadline :)
P.S. As with any deadline knitting, there was some marathon tv watching that helped get this project done. This baby knit brought to you by catching up on Law and Order SVU, a new series on the Sundance channel called Top of the Lake, and Wallander (on amazon prime). A bit macabre for baby knits, but hey, whatever works.