I have three pregnant friends, all due in May or June. So yesterday I went to the yarn store, and last night I settled in for a cozy Spring full of knitting.
One friend and his wife are fellow Canucks fans... so for that blanket I got blue, green, and white yarn, and I'll be designing a blanket with a big Canucks logo in the center. (My first sports-related blanket. I don't even know myself.)
Another friend will be taking her baby to Ojai for the summer, so I picked out summery colors in a washable cotton that will look adorable spread on the green grass of her front yard there.
And my trainer, the only one who's having a girl, doesn't like pale pinky hues... so for her little girl, I got some lovely, brighter jewel tones.
There's just nothing better than going yarn shopping.
I love the way the yarn smells, I love how it feels, I love the panoply of colors and textures, I love the camaraderie of the shop itself. And I especially love trying to find just the right design, and just the right colors for each family, and for each baby.
And now, I'll be signing off for the night... I've got some knitting to do!