One aspect of blogging that I love is that the simple act of writing a post often helps me look at something in a new way. It was only after starting my last post that I realized I don't have to just keep bemoaning my lack of spring baseball viewing/knitting progress. I can just pack up my knitting bag and go watch baseball practice! After writing that post, I did just that.
It was a wonderful feeling, especially because my husband was able to join me. Family time doesn't usually result in knitting time, but that day it did. My husband and I sat and watched our son play baseball as I cast on for a sweater for my mother-in-law. . . my idea of a perfect afternoon.
Last year I knit this entire Emily cardigan just while watching baseball practices and games.
My mother-in-law tried it on during her last visit and loved it. It even fit her perfectly, so I am back at it during this year's baseball season, knitting an Emily cardigan out of Malabrigo Twist, this time in Azul Profundo:
I was a little bit worried when I noticed a color change as I attached a new skein near the top. Then as I took photos of the cardigan-in-progress for this post, I realized that the lighter spots reminded me of the knit clouds on a card my MIL once gave to me:
The image is from a poster by Parisa Tashakori, a Iranian graphic artist, and it states "Create a blue sky for our children." Looking at it in a new way, I decided that my MIL will probably like the color changes of the Malabrigo.
I wonder if I can finish the sweater before the end of baseball season?