It's time past time to start on the baby blankets, but up until this morning, I've had the very convenient excuse that the yarn I ordered a couple weeks ago hadn't arrived. A couple women at church are expecting---one much sooner than the other. I picked out the patterns. One rather basic for the mom expecting her third child, and a fancier one for the first-time mom. I am sure both are expecting girls; hubby is SURE first-time mom is expecting a boy. Really? OK. So ONE blanket is cast on. For now. I really like the pink waiting in the wings. But I'll wait. (I'm not patient. oh, you knew that already, didn't you?)
I can read and knit with this one. So I'm fine for now. Believe it or not, the one color is called 'pink glaze' but in real life it's as lavender as it looks in the photo. I'm still OK with it. Millamia advertises itself as naturally soft, extrafine merino and it's just that---buttery soft. Perfect for a baby. And washable. Perfect for mom. And mostly white. Perfect for none of the above, but it sure will be pretty.
Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson. The history of how we cook and eat. Good Housekeeping called it 'one part science, one part history, and a generous dash of fun.' So far, I totally agree.