Keeping Up Acquaintances

I finished the baby blanket on Sunday (I think) while watching the Super Bowl with Ed. After trekking to 3 different yarn shops to get 2 more skeins of yarn, I decided the 6 I had made the blanket large enough. It's finished dimensions are 26x32. Large enough to cover an infant and for dragging around with a toddler. I'll save the two extra skeins. Maybe a baby sweater is in the future.

Now that that project is over, I'm considering my next major work. I have my New Year's socks still in progress. I also still have the Berroco Duo sweater I started over Thanksgiving while in Tennessee. I'll work on that to fill the gap.

Because of the internet, I've been able to keep in touch with someone from my childhood. When I was 9 years old, my family and I were camping in Saskatchewan. My younger sister and I met a girl who was in-between our ages. She lived in Michigan and we in Ohio. We became pen-pals. We were able to keep up our correspondances all the way through our youth, college, and even up to when we each got married. Over the years things dwindled to a once a year summary included with a Christmas card. The pen pal moved to Canada, which was actually her native country. Like most childhood relationships things seemed to fizzle out. Then one day while taking a break at work, I googled her name and came across a website that I thought might be related to her. I sent a message and sure enough the webmaster was related. He kindly forwarded my message and since then we've corresponded regularly and have tagged each other as friends on Ravelry.

What does this have to do with my next big project? Well, I'm glad you asked. When I joined Ravelry a few weeks ago and found Cat's page, I saw she had queued a pretty short sleeved sweater. I added it to my queue also. Cat suggested we do a knit-along for it. I'm going to start looking for a suitable yarn. A knit-along will be a great time-filler since club volleyball tournaments are starting in March.