I mentioned in my previous post that I've had a lot of knitting time lately. I have made good progress on my mom's afghan (pdf), it is nearly halfway knit! Should we have a poll to see how many people think I will be able to wait until November (her birthday) to give it to her? (shh, I would probably vote against myself.)
I am using Caron Simply Soft yarn in sage, bone, dark sage and raspberry. I had wanted to use autumn red, but it was out of stock when I placed my order. I think the raspberry will be fine. I am knitting the individual strips on Clover bamboo single point needles size 10.5. The Clover bamboo needles are my favorite.
My other project has been wash cloths for my little niece.
I used a larger size needle to make them a bit bigger for bath time. They were knit using Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn The pink cloth bears Baby's first initial. The variegated cloth is knitted to look like baby feet. I think if I knit this one again I will knit it with a solid color yarn. The white cloth spells love. These cloths were designed by Rhonda K. White.
My potter friend (I believe I mentioned her on my old blog) makes these darling little baby plates. A couple of weeks ago my sister-in-law and I went over and had her take a print of Niece's foot on a plate. My friend then added the baby's name and birth date. The plate is now finished and I have it along with the cloths to take down to my brother's house. Hopefully I can do that this afternoon.