Judging from all the comments on my previous post, it sounds like I'm not alone when it comes to little girls and hair cutting capers! Sarah started her first day at a new preschool this week (sporting a pink T Shirt just in case there was any confusion :)) and she absolutely loves it there. I think she's also loving the fact that I can't "encourage" her to wear her hair in pigtails anymore.
I started thinking about knitting a baby blanket after coming across these gorgeous ones at the purl bee. The hand dyed colours and simple stripes are just wonderful! It looked so easy, even I could make one, but when mum offered to whip one up for me I jumped at the chance to have a beautifully knitted blanket made by her (and it will probably get finished now, instead of sitting in the wishful thinking pile). I've done a little knitting before, but I'm pretty slow. I never was able to get that "Clickety clack" thing happening, that my mum and granny have perfected.
I didn't have time to order the kit from the purl bee as mum and dad have just received their mission call to Finland and will be leaving in just over a month! It will be wonderful for them to be serving in dad's homeland, and mum has been spending lots of time learning Finnish (not an easy language!). I will miss them, and they will miss the birth, so it will be extra special to have a blanket for the baby. So, without delay mum and I found this amazing yarn at the Needle Nook. Its a mixture of merino wool, cashmere and silk, its machine washable, and incredibly soft (I have very sensitive skin and this feels wonderful). We've decided to stick with wide stripes and simple knitting.
I have a feeling this one will be a keeper!
Yarn is Sidar - Sublime - cashmere/silk/wool - 8 ply - 50g - made in Italy.