Finally! Blue Knits!
The only reason I haven't been posting is that I don't knit a lot of blues--although I recently acquired some new blue yarns that I'll be able to knit up and I've finished/started the objects below.
First up is a baby hat and socks from Knits from the Heart (a great book of patterns, by the way--I've used it more than any of my other books this year). These were for my mother's former babysitter (I have very little sisters, ages 7-11). She just had a little boy named Dylan (after being told throughout her pregnancy that she was having a girl for whom I knit a pink hat and socks, so these are actually replacements).
Sugar and Cream, blue variegated. These are actually done and gifted now; I just forgot to take a picture after I finished.
Hat on size 6 needles; socks on size 5. The hat looks much bigger than the 6mos-1yr size it was intended to be. Hmmm.
And I've started Fetching from Knitty using this yarn, purchased at a 40% off sale. So. Soft.
That is Rowan Cashsoft DK, y'all. Woohoo! I'm knitting them doubled. Mmmm, so nice!
Last night at a yarn swap I got about 1300 yds of Reynold's Mandalay (SILK!) in a blue tweed. Man, do I love me some tweed! I'm thinking about this pattern.
So there are blue knits in my future. Yay! Blog fodder. :)
As far as the political blues, boy do I have them! I'm really, really concerned about the chimp-in-chief rejecting all the rational recommendations from the ISG and commissioning his own from those who are likely to give him the answers he wants. And when Saudi Arabia says jump, how high can Dick Cheney jump? These are dangerous times and we need smart people to balance the power away from the nuts in the white house!