October 23, 2004

Baby set

The baby shower gifts have been finished and given. Haiku, a pair of socks, and a matching hat:


The parents-to-be were appreciative and everyone cooed over how small the socks were. I do like making baby things — they’re so small and satisfying!

Now it’s back to the second thrummed mitten; I hope to finish that this weekend.

Today’s Toronto Star had several articles on knitting in their “Shopping” section today. The Knitting Craze, Stitch ‘n’ bitch cafés cater to wool addicts, and Knitting kit for a would-be domestic goddess. Both Lettuce Knit and Kelly’s blog were mentioned. I even had a friend say that she’d read the paper and thought “Hey! Aven’s cool!”. That’s pushing it, I think! But it was nice to see the articles, anyway.

There was sun briefly this afternoon, but it’s gone again now. It’s been a grey and gloomy week, and it would be nice to see some blue sky again. While I really like the fall and winter, I don’t like the grey skies and clouds that are so prevalent in Toronto in these seasons. It doesn’t help that the sun is setting earlier and earlier.

Ah well, at least it means there’s nothing outside to distract me from working at the computer!

Posted by Aven at October 23, 2004 06:18 PM

The grey skies are a bit of a downer aren’t they? The baby set is beautiful. I’m making a tiny jacket for some friends and I’m with you on the pleasure of these little wee things. See you Wed.

Posted by: Stephanie at October 24, 2004 12:32 PM

They’re very cute.

Did you make the quilts in the last entry?

Posted by: Lydia at October 25, 2004 10:06 AM

The baby knits are so cute. And I’m happy for you that the parents liked them.

Posted by: lisa at October 25, 2004 11:02 AM

cute baby set, and such beatuiful colours you chose.

Posted by: babette at October 25, 2004 02:08 PM

I kidnapped a copy of the knitting section of the newspaper from a copy lying around in the place we were having brunch last week. The friend I was eating with wants to learn how to knit fingers (that is, gloves) and I thought of you as well.

Posted by: S. Worthen at October 31, 2004 10:56 PM