I've had a wicked case of startitis lately. My bathroom and basement are not finished, I have a pile of sewing projects so big that I set up and filled a shelving unit, my craft table is still overflowing, and my desk is showing geologic layers. But, I did finish two knitting projects this weekend! The first is my stripey scarf and the second is the super-soft baby blankie that I started on inauguration day.

I'm still a little overwhelmed that the baby's due date is 2 and 1/2 months away, but finishing anything makes me feel like things may just be manageable.

Not for our baby

This is a long overdue gift knit for a friend's baby, Oliver, born at the end of December. (Luckily people seem more willing to forgive my lateness these days.) I don't think Oliver will remember since he hasn't been able to keep his eyes open on the other two times I've visited him.

I forgot to add the knitterly information about this sweater (thank you for the reminder, Marjory). This is a free pattern from f.pea--she generously shares free and very cute patterns on her blog. (She currently has a baby cardigan pattern that uses leftover sock yarn that looks tempting, but, I digress.) This is the Organic Guernsey pattern, 6 month size, and made with Plymouth Yarn Encore, worsted weight on size 7 circulars.

I'd like to add a big "Happy Birthday!" to my dad today. If he wasn't 6'1" and didn't hate sweaters, I might have knit him one of these and been terribly late getting it in the mail. Happy Birthday, Dad.