Weekend Wrap-Up: Camping

Did you have a good weekend? I did!  We spent the weekend camping outside of Livermore, CA. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold. On Saturday, we hiked for a little bit and settled by the lake. It was somewhat of a lazy day mixed with picnicking, a competitive game of kickball,  and bird watching.


I also had some free time to start a new knitting project. YAY! A friend of mine is pregnant and a baby blanket is always a nice gift. I saw this Pinwheel Blanket on the blog Knit the Hell Out and was instantly drawn to its shape. I love making circular blankets for babies. “Baby burritos” are the cutest. I had some fingering weight super wash wool lying around in my stash, which is nice and soft for babies. My only fear is that I will not have enough yarn. I am using 3 different balls of variegated yarn that all have green, blue, and purple in them. So if I run out, I am sure I can find something similar. The colors seem a little dark for a baby, but I kind of like that. Not every baby item has to be pastel and bright. Earthy tones are great for babies too :).

IMG_6166[1]Knitting by the campfire was super relaxing. However, I am definitely going to have to wash this blanket well before I give it to baby as it has a campfire scent to it now. Nothing a little wool wash can’t fix.

Hope you had a great weekend!

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