A Long Overdue Blog Post & Highlights from the Baby Boom!

While it has been almost 4 months since my last post, life has not been uneventful…I finished my fellowship program in July, traveled home to Illinois for a few days, started my new job teaching at a new school of pharmacy, we moved to East Hampton Labor Day weekend, we’ve taken several trips (to the Adirondacks, Vermont, & Ohio), and I’ve already created and taught an entire class this semester.  Despite all of the chaos, I haven’t stopped knitting…those sticks still tend to come out of the bag on occasion after a hectic day.  There has also been quite the baby boom this year among our close friends.  I have been bound and determined to hand knit each of these little guys and girls something warm and cozy. Enjoy!
I’ve also recently started my first adult size sweater (for myself, thought that would be best in case it doesn’t come out well).  Stay tuned for pictures…
Little Boy Blue Blanket for Tommy in Ohio
Made with Jo Ann’s Sensations Sublime – while it wasn’t the appropriate weight, the color of this yarn was exactly what I was looking for.  I ended up using a much smaller needle (size 3) as this yarn was a sport weight yarn rather than worsted as called for in the original pattern.  Took much longer to knit, but was totally worth it, the texture of the tighter knit turned out beautiful.
Cotton Hats & Cardigan for Willow in Connecticut
Made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (the multicolored hat is Cotton-Ease knit with a strand of left over Deborah Norville sock yarn from my stash)
Patterns:  Eloise Eyelet Cardi, Hat is a pattern that I came up with on my own and will hopefully get published one of these days.  Gift tag is scrap fabric sewn to a piece of hand made paper, then trimmed with pinking shears. 
Baby Blanket for Wright in South Carolina
Made with Lion Brand Baby Soft & Microspun