I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday time. I enjoyed my little vacation to sunny Florida and spending time with my family. They loved all their little knitted gifties, which thrilled me to no end. One day they might actually send me copies of the photos we took so I can share the joy with you.
I found that, after knitting like a mad-woman to have everything done by Christmas, I wasn't much in the mood to knit while I was on my vacation. I made my mother a beautiful scarf out of Manos del Uruguay (a rust, garnet, brown, gold colorway) using this
pattern. It turned out beautifully (still waiting on those photos though...). Considering I was there over a week that really isn't much knitting. It was kinda nice actually.
Now that I'm back I started working on a baby blanket for one of my dear friends that is expecting a child. It's moving along quicker than I had originally expected and I may end up making two of the same blanket (since I have two friends expecting). The blanket is from 100 afghan squares to knit and is called Rock-a-bye-baby. I didn't use the yarn called for (Rowan cotton glace) but decided that Lion Brand Baby Soft had the colors I wanted and gauge I needed. It's turning out great and is very soft.