Thanks to a recent Groupon for a yarn shop in Dupont Circle, I’m now well into knitting Red Bean’s first baby blanket. Can you hear my giddy giggle from there? The ladies in Looped Yarn Works on Saturday were awesome and very helpful getting me set up with a free pattern and helping choose fabulous colors for our gender-unknown little cuddler. The sheer delight they showed over knitting for a baby were worth the bucks I shelled out for scrumptious washable merino wool and a new circular needle. I spent a good part of that sweltering Saturday (heat indices over those few days were ranging 114-118, and even at night it was barely dropping out of the 90s!) knitting in front of the air conditioner. It’s a fat yarn, fat needle and a super easy pattern, so it’s working up quickly – a nice treat for me since it’s been so long since I knit anything. Here are some pictures.
Feel free to make a gift card to Looped one of my baby presents.