Pattern: Blu from knitty.com in the 6 month size
Yarn: 2 and a half skeins of Rowan Denim in Nashville (dark blue); about half a skein of Rowan Denim in Tennessee (light blue); a little bit of yellowy-orange DMC floss for the embroidery
Needles: US6 Denises
No matter how cute they are, I never got used to the fact that the dark blue yarn turned my fingers and my Denises blue. Other than that, these were a quick and easy knit. Seaming the pieces together was the hardest part, and my mom put the elastic in for me (although if she hadn't been visiting this week, I'm sure I could have done it myself!)
Now I just need to wrap it with its companion, the Illini orange-and-blue sweater (made from Plymouth Encore DK), so I can send them back to Illinois with Mom at the end of the week. As far as we know, the baby hasn't been born yet.
Speaking of Mom, I've turned the
One last thing: my hometown is Springfield, Illinois. Actually, I grew up a little bit south of Springfield, and my mom and brother currently live just outside of Springfield. Springfield was hit by two tornadoes Sunday evening. Luckily, it seems that no lives were lost and my family is fine, although 48 hours later, they still don't have power. However, much of the city is not fine. The southwest-side suburb of Jerome was really hard-hit. There doesn't seem to have been much national coverage of this. For more information and photos, see www.sj-r.com or www.wtax.com.