My sister had a baby three weeks ago. His name is Tommy and he is about 90% chubby cheek, and all I want in the world is to go back to England and kiss him. That will have to wait until next year so in the meantime I’m working on a few gifts for him to send over.
I’m about three-quarters of the way through a blanket for him which is boring but pretty; it’s a chevron blanket in grey and white, and I haven’t touched it in about four days. To avoid knitting it I knitted some tiny Converse (click for pattern) in matching colours since they are a quick and satisfying pattern and they are not the blanket.
On top of that I’m knitting him a cardigan with lots of cables out of some beautiful cashmerino yarn. He is a tiny thing so I’m knitting it large enough that he can still fit into it next year when I visit, because what’s better than a squishy baby covered in a cashmerino fabric?
I feel I should add here that I’m the least maternal person you can imagine and in general I cannot be around kids for more than an hour or two without needing to scream and/or nap whilst simultaneously removing my ovaries (just in case). That said, I turn into a raging cuddle-fiend at the sight of my niece and nephews. I guess it must be genetics or something because no other small humans give me the same reaction.
I started the cardigan at work then knitting some more when meeting up for coffee with the very lovely Mo in a very lovely cafe that does a mean cappuccino. It’s easy knitting but it’s mindless and I’m already cheating on it with something more interesting, but the point is that one day my nephew will finally receive a knitted thing from me.
One day. I SWEAR I will send it before he hits puberty.
A little note: I am currently running a Kickstarter to level up this blog, and it’s at $455. My original target was $200 and that was smashed in a day – thank you so much everyone! Now my stretch goal is $600 which would buy me a desk for my writing so I can have a quiet, mostly organised space for this blog and for podcasting.
If you want a permanent ad on my site, a pair of socks handknitted by moi, or any of the other rewards, check out the Kickstarter and help me out. It is totally my birthday next month. Just sayin’.