Friday, January 20, 2006
Well, Hello Kitty!
While Aaron was tending to Ruby as she cried herself to sleep last night (two nights in, so far so good -- I actually got about six consecutive hours of sleep last night, which was amazing) I finally finished Kate! Now, it didn't actually take me very long to knit this little kitty, I was just feeling unmotivated and took a break to do my FEFI sleeves. I'm really happy with how she turned out. The Cascade 220 is lovely, though not as fuzzy and soft as the Lamb's Pride. Ruby will receive her Kate on her birthday (which is two weeks away), but I've already let her play with the limbless body and she loved it.
Speaking of Cascade 220, Stephanie Japel has reported that her upcoming book of designs is sponsored by Cascade, which delights me. I love Stephanie's designs (despite my aforementioned disappointment in her latest Knitty contribution) and I love Cascade, partially because it's easy to find in my neck of the woods, but also because it comes in some pretty great colours. The book sounds like its still a ways off, so maybe I'll be able to finish a few things on my knit list before I get tempted.
In other news of me, my maternity benefits are quickly coming to an end, so I'm starting to try the work at home thing. Today I have my first interview (with a largely unknown band from Boston -- I'm not going to name them because I don't want people led here if they google the band) since Ruby's birth. We'll see if my little one lets me yak on the phone for a half hour uninterrupted. Wish me luck.