Overall, I had an incredible birthday weekend. Both the celebration and my knitting were successful.
Thaddeus treated me like a prince, and the haircut and dinner were both great. We had to postpone ear candling until next week.
For those of you who don't know, Thaddeus is a trained barber (even though he doesn't do that for a living). We have a barber chair in our house, and he cuts my hair. I haven't paid for a haircut in about 15 years or so.
Dinner at "Andiamo" was as excellent as ever. Jean, the chef-owner is an amazing chef, and she even gave us our desserts for free because it was my birthday.
Birthday Weekend Knitting
In between all the festivities, I was able to get a lot of knitting done on the baby blanket. In fact, I finished knitting, and now all I have are about 10 ends to weave in.
Weaving in ends on this project needs to be done with great care. There is no wrong side, so I have to make sure the ends get woven in where they won't be seen from either side. Also, since this blanket will be machine washed, I need to make sure they are securely woven in.
Here are the four options again for my next baby blanket.
1. Rambling Rows afghan in baby weight yarn.
2. Slip-stitch stripe/check mosaic pattern.
3. Mosaic slip-stitch pattern called Blocks and Waves.
4. Lion Brand afghan with spriral squares.
Looks like it's time for a Reader Survey to see which one I should select.
Monday, April 05, 2004