There’s nothing to kick start you back into action than a photograph of your work in active service.
A close friend of mine was due to have her second baby the week that we were moving to Belgium. Not wanting to miss out on a squidge, I had stern words with the bump and instructed it not to hang around and be late. Thankfully, the bump was obedient and arrived a little early! I was able to have a little cuddle and to pass on a cardigan that I had made for her.
Shortly after my last blog post, this photo popped up on Facebook:
The lovely Grace modelling my work! It certainly made me dig out all my tools and get going again.
I made a Mandarin Baby Jacket (Ravelry link) using Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo. The yarn is lovely and has a gorgeous sheen. The pattern was really easy to follow and was seamless (my favourite!). And, most importantly, it fitted!
Seeing Grace’s picture made me remember how proud I was when I finished my first ever proper project. I made a small Granny Stripe blanket for Son2 and would pop it over him when he fell asleep playing under his baby gym doodah.
So, the good news is that I’m back in the saddle. Current projects are: name bunting, a scarf, a jumper for Son2 and the ongoing rainbow ripple blanket for Son1. I shan’t list what’s in my queue!