I have clearly been doing too much work. And, my toes itch.
It took me about a week to figure out what was wrong and it's not athlete's foot. It's something else and let's just say thank goodness the damp, cold rain has gone away. See, my office can get really cold and being a typical warm-weather person, I don't own slippers. And unless I want to wear a pair of mis-matched socks, I go without. That, and the tile floors had my toes literally freezing off. So stupid me, I decided it was a good idea to plunge them in real, hot water. I did this over a course of a couple days and got me some Chilblains. Yes, Chilblains. And they're not the same as fried pork rinds, either, although they sound a lot like a snack like that, or maybe pig intestines.
My toes, however, kind of look like fried pork rinds, come to think of it.
But you don't come here to read about my toes.
That said, I'm sailing along with the Moderne Baby Blanket. You can see from the title of the post that the two colors that I chose were Pear (a light green) and Raven (black). I know, black isn't typically a baby color but my sister and I were chatting online the other day and I asked her what colors she was going to use in the baby's room and she said "black and white."
So I typed: "They don't make baby things in black and white...unless there's red stuck in it somewhere."
And she shot back: "http://www.babybedding.com/black-and-white-dots-and-stripes-crib-bedding"
". . . Oh," I typed. ". . . but you'll have a heck of a time finding black sheets. All they have are pastels and white."
And she shot back: "http://www.babybedding.com/solid-black-crib-bedding-sheet"
You can tell how much I know about baby stuff. I guess I don't qualify as someone with a clue anymore, now that Girlfriend is the extended age of seven.
BTW: I have had a new interest in the book, Mason Dixon Knitting (their first one . . . did you know that it's coming out in paperback any day now?). Knitting the Moderne Baby Blanket has been a nice, calm experience. Since I knit and design for my new book all day, which definitely isn't mindless, when I have a chance to do something without having to plot or think about, like garter stitch, it's a welcome treat.
Also, congrats to Michelle in Illinois who won the stash of yarn. I sent it yesterday!