I’m trying to get things in order. I spent the weekend organizing, cleaning, sorting and planning – I even went to Home Depot (it was a pretty nice little Saturday). I’m trying to plan ahead and secure my gifts early for an upcoming bridal shower and for Christmas (in a perfect world!)

I also have some friends who are expecting a boy this winter. Baby news automatically makes me want to cast on a project, but knitting for boys can be tough. Knitting World is heavy on the lace and the pink frippery projects. That’s why I was excited to find this baby blanket on The Purl Bee a few months ago. It was functional, masculine and could be easy to care for with the correct yarn selection. Sold! I really loved the color palette they showed in the pattern, so I wasn’t too creative with my choices.

Casting on was fun:

Making the edging felt like a real accomplishment. So polished-looking!

And since then…. it’s just been miles and miles of stockinette stitch:

and miles
and miles

Basically, it’s been slow going. But I’m on the sixth color stripe out of nine, so I need to just push on through. The end is in sight, at least! And then I’ll get to crochet – IF I can find the one crochet hook I have. Oy. Maybe I’m not as organized as I thought.

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