Yesterday’s post was good for a laugh, but not really very substantial. In case you’re wondering what the heck that big pile of mulch was all about, Dale has been doing some maintenance work for the town this summer. Monday they had 180 yards of mulch delivered to the municipal playground, which is right next door to the library. There was equipment out there and several other people working. But at lunch Dale was on his own with just the tiny shovel. I couldn’t resist taking a picture for the blog!
Frankly, I was worried that I’d have nothing to post today. But then my daughter-in-law, Heather, came through for me. She sent me a picture of Ambrynn wearing the Katja top I knit for her for her birthday.
This was a super quick knit (less than 2 days) and really fun, too. It’s a bit big for Ambrynn so I’m going to take a few stitches in the back to snug it up. But Kristi made a great modification to this pattern that I wish I had seen before I knit this one. She did a row of YO/K2tog right below the first few rows of the body and then threaded a ribbon through the eyelets. What a perfect solution that would have been, had I only thought of it myself.
Can I brag a bit, too? Ambrynn was a runner-up in a beautiful baby contest at our local fair. Clearly, the judges were blind. How could they resist that face? I know we can’t! Which is probably why I’m already knitting something else for her.