She is finished. I think she is lovely. I picture the little babe all wrapped and snuggled in this piece of my heart. The Lullaby Blanket has long been a favorite and this is the second time I have knit it. The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy Sport. This yarn has proven its durability over the years as I have used it for each of my grandchildren's blankets. It washes and dries beautifully.
When I gift a treasure such as this, a special box is in order. I never use wrapping paper for any gift as I feel I am simply dropping dollar bills in the trash. Instead, I purchase these very nice boxes from The Container Store. They have a shiny wax finish on them unlike a simple shirt box. No paper needed. Just a pretty bow. These boxes can be saved and reused for many years. In fact, a large one under the armoire in my bedroom contains mine and my daughters wedding veils!
I have now picked back up the Aranami Shawl. I began this last summer in a cotton yarn and didn't like it. Now in Blue Sky Alpaca it is perfect. I hope to finish in time to get a little wear before spring.
I find my self drawn to The Reed of God. A devotion to our Blessed Mother, this is a timeless guide. I even sat in Mass this last Sunday and read prior to the Liturgy beginning. It helped block out the chatter of voices that seem to be so common now.
What is on your needles?