Knitting for Beau

 Since becoming a Grandma, I have been knitting whenever I get the chance, and when you look at the recipient, you understand why.  This guy is adorable!  But it also means lots of things for me and for others are on the back burner.  Far back.  Like, where are they, even?  But baby sweaters are faster, and they're usually fun.  This sweater, the Baby Gansey from One-skein Wonders for Babies, was delightful.  And now he can finally wear it!

The bunny was fun to knit, too.  And I loved knitting the sweater for the bunny.  The sad tale here is that the dogs found the bunny a couple of weeks ago, and, well, the bunny lost its head.  The sweater is still intact, so I've started another bunny, same yarn but with a thread of mohair knitted with it, so the bunny will be fluffier.  
  I've been working on the new bunny this week, and I've made good progress.  One more arm, the tail and its legs, and it'll be in a box with Beau's Christmas socks and a warm hat.  
    One of the reasons the bunny isn't done yet is that I've been asked to lead the Virtual Virginia book club, sponsored by the library I work part-time for.  The authors are from Virginia, or the book is about Virginia.  The book this month is Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts.  It's about the women who shaped the beginning of the country, especially First Ladies like Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison and Louisa Adams, wife of John Qunicy Adams.  It's very interesting, though I found Roberts' lack of chronological order in the beginning of the book disconcerting.  The book club meeting is this Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30, so if you're interested--it's via Zoom--go to http// to sign up.  
    This past month zoomed past.  Beau and his family visited in mid-October, and we went to the pumpkin patch west of town, celebrated an early Thanksgiving and had a lovely visit.  I'll be going to Nashville in January to visit them, probably bringing lots more knitted stuff, for the whole family.
    Today is sewing day, though, with two white blouses cut out, and lots of wool suiting being selected for jackets.  More on that later.
    Enjoy fall while it lasts!


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