I started an afghan for my in-laws for their anniversary. It is in August. Hopefully, I can stay focused and finished on time. The yarn is Bollicini Maxi from Cascade Yarn . I like working with it. I wanted something that was mostly wool, but machine washable. This is 70% Merino and 30% Acrylic. The pattern is from Martingale's "Little Box of Throws". It will match their living room furniture nicely, and keep my father- in -law toasty warm, he is always cold.
I started a little toddler sized sweater. A friend of mine gave me a gift card for Hobby Lobby, I bought a bunch of dish cloth cotton. They had some of their store brand yarn on sale, 40% off, so I bought a ball. I am not too impressed with it. It splits really bad. The label claims it is a bulky wt. yarn, but I am knitting it on size 6 needles and getting a nice fabric. I could easily knit this yarn on 4 or 5's and still have a nice fabric. They definitely need to rethink that wt thing. It is very soft though knit up. This is my own creation. I started the fronts, but have not gotten very far. And I also decided to use up some of my other cotton and make a baby tank. I haven't picked the neckline or the armholes yet to finish it. My nine year old came home from school yesterday and decided to try it on. She is a bean pole. It fits her like her tankini tops. She has claimed it as her own. She doesn't want me to do any of the finishing other than weave in ends. She knows that will make the armholes and the neckline smaller and then it won't fit her. LOL Today was their last day of school. Her teacher has an ice cream party at her house for the kids. It was outside. It was loud, and hot and the bugs were biting like crazy. It didn't seem to bother the kids though. I am so glad to be able to sleep in tomorrow.
Well, I am off to sit on the couch and knit for a while. Happy knitting all!