Little knitting has been done, due to the fact that I have been soooo stuffed up this week. Before the sick reappeared on Friday night, I did get quite a bit done while hubby was at the hospital working. Rory and I made a trip to Lakeside Fibers to get out of the house, and I picked up a kit to make a cute baby blanket. ( At last count I know 10 people who are pregnant! At least 6 of whom, I will definitely be knitting for!) I got a little start on it later that evening. I have to say I was a little annoyed. This "Interlacements Alabama Sampler Baby Blanket" kit called for a "size 9, 29" or longer circular needle; or size needed to obtain gauge." I bought a new Addi turbo circ. for ~$16.00. Then I get home and ugh, I am totally off gauge. What is annoying is that said store has a 'no return' policy on needles. Luckily, I had a set of size 10 1/2, 24" circs which are working out fine. wheew.
Friday night I also sucked it up, and grafted the little jumper skirt together, all by myself. The yarn ripped 3 times! I wasn't even pulling on it that hard, I swear. But I just tyed it off, and kept going. I decided to use a contrasting color (the turquoise) which looks kind of cool. Will wait for mom to do the picking up of stitches across the front. I tried, but it just wasn't working for me.
I still want to pick up some yarn for Sugar 'n Spice #193 QK pattern from Minnowknits, which I picked up a few weeks ago on my coffee/yarn date with Nicole @ The Sow's Ear. I think I want to knit it up in greens. (Sorry, was unable to find a linkable pic.)
Also, just received a fabulous present from mom in the mail.(She got it from Ruhama's) This bag contains all of the yarn to knit Color on Color from Scarf Style. This will be my challenge project, with the goal of finishing it for next fall. I just really fell in love with all the bright colors, and am excited to challenge myself some techniques I haven't done before. I was so excited I lined up all the colors by number to see the pretty palate.