My stepson phoned D tonight and told him that our new grandchild, due in early June, will be a little girl! I know our daughter in law, already the mother of a soon to be four year old son was hoping it might be a girl, although she would of course have been happy with a boy too. We’ve known about the new baby for a while and are delighted; I am now especially delighted as I have loads of patterns for baby girl things from when my niece was younger!
Since we found out I’ve been thinking about making a crochet blanket but as I knew they were intending to find out the sex of the baby at the 20 week scan I’d been holding off committing to something in particular until we knew.
I found this pattern for a blanket called Owl Obsession by The Hat and I a few weeks back and as our daughter in law adores all things owl related, I had decided to make this and bought the pattern. Please click through on the link,the pattern is adorable!
Anyway, yesterday, I cracked after I received a Deramores discount email and I ordered enough Rico Essential cotton yarn to make the blanket… I am not counting this as breaking the yarn buying ban as a) I have a very good reason for buying it and b) I have no cotton in my stash. I didn’t buy it just because and that’s the habit I’m trying to break. Plus, if I’m honest, I think I deserve a treat after knitting with the Sundae yarn. It feels lovely knitted up but it’s a sod to knit with!
I thought I’d gone for a good mix of colours so it wouldn’t matter what sex the baby was. But then my order arrived (the next day, brilliant service) and I think I probably have a better set of colours for a girl than a boy! Which is good!
I am so utterly delighted with this yarn I want to buy every single colour in the range and have it sitting on a shelf where I can admire it. I’m not going to start the blanket just yet as I have a couple of things I want to finish, and, I’ve just realised, a Socks with Knitting Sarah KAL to start TODAY! So as there is only 94 minutes left of today and I want to cast my socks on, I shall leave you with a totally gratuitous photo of my lovely new yarn with my Noro cushions as a back drop.