Love you to the moon and back

I think its been ages since I shared any knitting here on the blog so I figured I might be a bit over due. The truth is, up to a couple months ago, there really wasn't anything at all to show, just the occasional ball and cast on tossed aside into the knitting basket to collect dust. Between winter and early pregnancy any interest in knitting completely dried up and then it took me a while to get back into the habit of remembering to pick it up in the evening or taking it along for the day. 

I'm happy to report that since the beginning of May my knitting mojo has come back and I am click clicking lots of the day. Honestly, it was just in the nick of time because I have a pile of knitting to get done before September! I have a huge fall collection to get samples knit and a new member of the family expected at the end of August who needs a knitted wardrobe! Thankfully he does have an auntie that has been helping with that, but my nesting has started to kick in so I want to knit him all sorts of things! 

When it comes to "gender neutral" knitting there is not a better place to hit than tin can knits ravelry page. While we do know we are expecting a boy, we really wanted to focus on classic pieces that don't scream gender either way and the Simple Collection is just beautiful for that. The combination of simple shapes, stockinette and garter, these are quick easy and timeless knits.

I picked up these rocket booties for our boy and a coordinating blanket this fiery red-orange is perfect. I couldn't help but call the project, "love you to the moon and back".

I picked up these rocket booties for our boy and a coordinating blanket this fiery red-orange is perfect. I couldn't help but call the project, "love you to the moon and back".

So right now on my needles is the start of a Malt blanket from the simple collection in this fiery colour left over from the OOAK update in April. I adore thinking of him stroking the garter edging and staring at the colour with his new little eyes. Things have been all vibrant colours for this guy, no pastels here!

I have a plan for a few more pieces from tin can knits, a fly away blanket in my saturated water blues and a peanut vest will definitely come up shortly in the queue! I have a great pile started (which I will share later) and its good, because we are just about to round the 30 week mark!

PS: Don't forget, you only have two more days to get your spring colours!