Can I still knit a baby blanket for Rylie even though she is no longer a baby and has just jumped out of the bathtub, running to me all on her own as I write this? Hmmm... well, since baby blankets serve primarily as heirlooms and their functional aspects are rather void here in Southern California, I think I will go ahead with it and reminisce about when my girl was a tiny one. Way back when I was pregnant, I bought a bunch of yarn to crochet a baby blanket. Nevermind that I do not know how to crochet, that was just a pesky detail. Lo and beold my first attempts at crochet looked something like this. I put that yarn away so fast, there was no way I had the clarity of mind to learn to crochet at 9 months pregnant. Now and again, Ihave busted into the stash for other baby projects, here, here and here. But I have never gotten the gumption to jump into an entire blanket. I mentally filed this post away and thought it would be an easy blanket to knit, though it would take a while. This past weekend I did just that and began knitting away. The knitting is easy, the kind you can do while waiting for oatmeal to cook or at really long stoplights (no joke.) Here are the other colors I am going to mix in. Just one big thick chunky stripe after another, I quite like that the blanket is at once bold, simple and feminine. Linking up for Ginny's Yarn Along from last week. I have breezed through The Four Agreements after picking it up at the library on Friday. It's been around a little while, I think it was written in the late 90s, but I have never read it until now. I'm not sure why it has never come to my attention before. It is clear, concise and powerful. Sometimes I feel like I really just need things spelled out for me in regards to positive habits, and that is exactly how this book is written. A super fast and profound read.