Another busy week in our lives around here, and very little of it has actually been yarn related, but I promise, with Creativ Festival in exactly one week, things are going to be seriously picking up speed this week!
I don't know about where you are, but the past week has been just absolutely gorgeous around here, it makes focusing on work, when you have some fun and exciting distractions way more challenging then it needs to be! My schedule has been totally out of whack all week, having worked through last weekend and then heading away for Monday and Tuesday to Toronto with my husband and sisters-in-law. Back in the fall they invited us to attend the Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener, and then gifted us the tickets for Christmas.
This was my second professional baseball experience of my life, and my goodness was it ever dull! At one point I leaned over and commented that one might expect with the amount of money they make that they would actually hit the ball! I was glad to see the next morning in the paper that I wasn't the only one with the feeling that something was a bit lacking when it came to excitement. Silly me left my knitting in the car because I didn't want to embarrass the Pletzer kids ... I won't make that mistake again!
Wednesday was another entire write-off of a day, the time had finally come for me to head to the hospital for my anomaly scan at 22 weeks. I was like a kid on Christmas, because due to our hospital policies I never got to see any images from my first one back in January, and with this as our first baby, had me quite excited. So off we headed and after a very quick appointment (baby was very compliant) we had a report of everything looking beautiful and healthy!
Besides everything looking great and healthy with a good heart, spine and mommy and daddy's german brow line, we are excited to share that this little bug is a boy! When the ultrasound technician shared that one, I just about hit the ground. Because in my life, I have NO idea what to do with boys at all! I live in an all girl world with one sister, female pets, and a pair of sisters-in-law. Jim being the middle child of the three was absolutely thrilled about starting the brood out with a boy. We spent the rest of the day running around the town sharing the exciting news with just about anyone who was interested in listening.
While I am not a particularly gendered person, something about the news has really invigorated my excitement about baby knits. Maybe its because I have seen this little guys face and can picture him in these cute little sweaters and perhaps, it was about that I really didn't feel like knitting a bunch of tan and grey garments. But my playdate cardigan in Pengallie Fingering Mallard is picking up speed and my plans are starting to get moving.
So knitting moms ... what are your favourite patterns and features in little boy knitting? Also, specifically, what do you like in a baby blanket pattern?