Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baby Yarn Along

I haven't been participating in Ginny's Yarn Along for a while since I've been working on a secret project that I wasn't ready to share.  I can share it now because it has finally been revealed to the giftee.  Notice, I said "revealed to" and not "given"----because it's still not finished!

Behold the Mirbeau Slip Stitch baby blanket for my bff who had Baby #10 a couple of weeks ago.  I started the blanket a little late, maybe a month or so before she delivered, not realizing how long it would take to knit, but I don't mind the lengthy project as it's sort of a "prayer blanket."  As I knit, I say lots of Hail Mary's and Memorares.  Occasionally, a whole rosary, but that's difficult with so many interruptions and no beads to help me keep my place!  I wanted to knit something that would keep me praying for them through the end of a difficult pregnancy.  As they both had a close call at delivery, and a difficult couple of weeks since then, I'm glad it's not finished because Mom and the family still need the prayers!  If you wouldn't mind sending up an extra prayer two for them, I know it would be appreciated.

My book this week is James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small which I just got from the library yesterday for our book club.  We've been on hiatus for the month of May which is great because I couldn't have stood the pressure of one more thing on my to-do list!  I'm looking forward to this because everyone else says it's awesome, funny, and uplifting.  Have you read it or any of his others?


  1. Wow. That's a complicated pattern. I don't know how you prayed and knitted!

  2. What a beautiful gift! It's lovely.
    I keep meaning to find a copy of that book too, like you I hear good things :) I hope it lives up to th eexpectations.

  3. Gorgeous blanket - perfect for a new little person.
    The book is fabulous as are all of his - plenty to keep one entertained.
    Enjoy the reading


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